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Bicycle Rental

The first three times I visited Chiang Mai, way back when, I rented a road bike, an old aluminium Trek with  Shimano 105 components. In total I rented the bike for just shy of two months. When I eventually did … Continue reading

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Elevation Gain

I’ve pondered, considered and reflected. I’ve contemplated, cogitated and ruminated. I’ve weighed up the pros and cons, mulled over the options and stewed over the alternatives. And at last I’ve come to a decision. All elevation gains mentioned on this blog … Continue reading

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Ride of the week: The new Ob Khan

The ride to Ob Khan National Park has long been one of my favourite rides. Indeed it was my very first ride of the week. Recently though a number of new roads have been built, dramatically transforming this ride. And … Continue reading

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We’re back

After a long hiatus (from posting, not riding) we will be back very soon with regular updates.  As well as updated information on existing rides and some great rides we never got round to telling you about, we have a … Continue reading

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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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