Mini tour to Laos
With the wretched CoVid restrictions slowly getting lifted especially with my 3 jabs and almost certainly a mild bout of it we thought it was time for touring, one of my original ideas for moving to Thailand 2 years ago.
My truck was booked into Ford Phetchaburi to get the smashed rear light and damaged front bumper fixed so we loaded the bikes complete with camping kit etc and started the ride to Laos from the garage.
It was a relaxing afternoon after 1.5km we found a Sushi place followed a few km later by a stop at Merci Papa for a gorgeous fruit salad
In all we rode 43km in an elapsed time of 4.5 hours so less than 10kmh 🙂 so definitely not Audax speeds but very pleasurable. Graham & Frances take note 🙂
Tomorrow it’s just over 100km to meet the group near Don Mueang the camping starts Thursday!
A years cycling in Thailand
Sabai Sabai I started this post on the 4th of January 🙂
2020 was a fantastic cycling year for me, blowing away all my previous mileage records :-). Thank goodness I moved to Thailand, in January, away from all the CoVid lockdowns in Europe.
According to Strava I rode 18,220Km that’s well over eleven thousand miles at an average speed of 21kph (13mph) with 82,456 metres of climbing (27,000ft). Pretty good for a 72 year old who also designed and had a house built at the same time.
As you can see this year is not looking so good for cycling. Three months in and only 2,300km ridden, a good 4,500 km behind last year as I said sabai sabai
Return to Thailand
A longer trip this time and hopefully some longer Audaxes I’m booked into the ISAN 2020km on 02.02.20 and this weekend I’m attempting a tough 600 Starting from Sai Yok with over 6,000 metres of climbing 🙁
So should be very interesting! The rest of my time will be spent exploring the country by bike, train & car.