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Bua Tong Forest National Park

For many months I had heard rumors of an awesome-sounding waterfall near Chiang Mai that people described as ‘sticky’: you could actually walk up the waterfall because the rocks had traction! Unfortunately, the spreaders of these rumors couldn’t tell me where it was, and my Thai friends didn’t recognize it from the description.  However, one […]

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Cycling Safety in Thailand

“The experience of being unexpected yourself might make you better able to notice similar unexpected events.” ~ The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons. I can’t count how many times I have been chatting with a foreigner in Thailand and, when they find out my primary mode of transportation is my bicycle, they […]

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Huay Tung Thao

If you are looking for a short, relaxing ride near Chiang Mai, Huay Tung Thao Lake is the place for you. The ride from the old city is about 15km and is on well-maintained roads. The traffic getting to the lake is a bit busy near the old city, but as you get out of […]

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San Kampaeng Hot Springs

One of my favorite places to cycle in Chiang Mai is the San Kampaeng Hot Springs. Not only is it a beautiful 68km round trip ride, but it is also a relaxing destination. The Hot Springs have been built up in such a way as to make it easy to enjoy wading into the stream […]

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Chiang Mai Critical Mass Ride Report

What could be better than riding your bike at night in traffic? Riding your bike with a group of people who are interested in raising cycling awareness! Which is exactly what Critical Mass is designed to do, and the group in Chiang Mai is no exception. The last Friday of every month, some of the […]

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Opkhan National Park

In between working and studying, it isn’t very often that I have a free morning to enjoy cycling for cycling’s sake these days. I was idly chatting with a friend about possibly enjoying one of my favorite day rides around Chiang Mai when he mentioned a park to the south of town I had never […]

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Bike Commuting 101

Half of the fun in life comes from overcoming the obstacles that keep us from doing what we want to do. This is true about cycling to and from work every day. There are at least two things that come to most people’s minds when they think about the difficulties of using their bike as […]

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