Mini Itinerary

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  • Checkmate, Coast to Coast
    1 March 2012

    I get up early, as I know it's going to be a long one.

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  • Same Mitochondria, Just More of Them
    29 February 2012

    Lang Suan's small, the rollout's easy: under the rail line, an immediate right, and keep on riding.

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  • Farthest South Yet
    28 February 2012

    Lang Suan's a tiny bit farther south than Rach Gia, at just under 10 degrees north.

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  • Chumphon the Bandwagon
    27 February 2012

    I get up at 6:20am to watch the sunrise over the sea. I'm not the first up.

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  • Thailand Narrows
    26 February 2012

    Today's a highway day, but I manage to clock quite a few kilometres off it, and those that are on it are painless.

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  • The Dogs Must Be Crazy
    25 February 2012

    Today is a pleasant surprise of a ride, only marred a little by poor food planning.

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  • You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows
    23 February 2012

    No main highway today. It's good to have a break from the noise.

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  • Southbound Again
    22 February 2012

    Bangkok's been the second stage of getting some rest and stability after so many kilometres. I spend my time running a few errands and eating, sleeping and rejigging my itinerary. Now it's time to get on the road again and actually start aiming at Singapore.

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  • Unpicking the Bangkok Lock, Block by Block
    17 February 2012

    Gonna be a short one today. I demolish three bananas for breakfast and roll out.

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  • I Can Ride Forever...
    16 February 2012

    ...but the sun's not going to stay up for me.

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  • Highway Grind
    15 February 2012

    I spend a few kilometres getting out of Chanthaburi and snaking north to get on highway 3, and then most of the day is a steady grind along it.

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  • A Fresh Look at Chanthaburi
    14 February 2012

    Today I finally manage to get back on the bike. I've been a week in Trat feeling under the weather.

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  • Trat Farang Mayhem
    7 February 2012

    Drunkenly tottering older female yank, Bond orchestra style horns and drums, a tribe of Germans, a polite Polish couple, and a Brit in an Hawaiian shirt that's bordering on obscene.

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  • Transposition
    6 February 2012

    Why did the cyclist cross the road? Because Thailand drives on the left.

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  • Heading Towards the Border
    5 February 2012

    This is my last full day in Cambodia. I head along route 57 to Pailin, a small provincial town that lies 19km short of the Thai border.

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  • Aeolus's Revenge
    4 February 2012

    After an easy, smooth day yesterday, today's the opposite: highway 5 is rather bumpy, and I'm going into the wind for most of the ride.

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  • Just Passing Through
    2 February 2012

    49, 42, 42, 44, 43. These are the rolling times in minutes of all of today's 20 kilometre blocks. This is what happens when the wind is on your side and the surface is golden.

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  • So, I Hear There's Some Temples...
    31 January 2012

    I'm well aware that my tolerance level for temples and ruins can be rather low. Ruined temples? Yep, turns out similar. I chose to get the one day ticket for the Angkor Archeological Park, and it was the right decision.

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  • Mr Front Wheel, You Must Be Here For The Slow Puncture Party
    29 January 2012

    Long day. First 20km goes in 50 minutes, as does the second, which is a reassuring start. I hit the Coke early, but it doesn't quite hit the spot.

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  • I'm Getting Tired of This
    28 January 2012

    Had a chat with Mrs Chen this morning. She said she was born in Cambodia, but her ancestral home is near Shantou in eastern Guangdong province.

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