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Ride of the week: Mae Ngat Dam

A few years ago, this was one of our regular rides but, for some reason, it seems to have gone out of fashion. When we rode it last week, for the first time in ages, I was reminded just how … Continue reading

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Riding in the rainy Season

The rain is angry and intense, not so much falling as hurling itself viciously and indiscriminately against everything below and exploding with a roar of rage. The sound is deafening, a staccato drum roll, drowning out the noise of traffic. … Continue reading

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Ride of the week – Erawan Loop

Nestled at the northern end of the Southern Hills are a number of tiny farming settlements. Until recently these were accessible by dirt track only. In its infinite wisdom the Thai highways department recently decided to convert these tracks into … Continue reading

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The Southern Hills

The smooth black road swoops and soars through a landscape of exotic jungle and primitive agriculture. We glide past an ancient motorcycle and sidecar slowly chugging its way to the fields, the first moving vehicle we have seen in over … Continue reading

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Ride of the week: Mae Kuang Ferry

We are 75 kilometres into our ride and the beautiful tarmac road descends sharply. We sweep around a bend and abruptly the road plunges into water. We brake hard and stop just in time. This could be bad news. The … Continue reading

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Ride of the week: The Avocado Loop

My lungs are bursting, my legs pushing hard on the pedals but it is a real effort just to get them to turn. Ahead of me I can see the road flatten slightly. No more than two hundred metres distant. … Continue reading

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Ride of the week: Lazy Lamphun Loop

I designed this route as a recovery ride, ideal following a longer ride the previous day  but it’s also great as an easy ride in its own right, particularly at this time of year when we are looking to be … Continue reading

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