The road. Not bad, eh? Sealed all the way to ChiangMai, and most of the time a motorbike/bike lane thrown in.
This shot is taken on Leg 1 and the sign says: NakhonSiThammarat 23, SuratThani 159. About 50 metres further on I was hailed by a guy standing beside the road (the little blob beside the sign in the photo) who'd been watching me from his front verandah and wandered down with his young son to have a chat. A teacher at a nearby school, he spoke good English and told me the usual thing: 'Saw a biker go past one day a long time ago. Didn't stop, though.' I guess we're a little like UFOs.