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Bangkok Airways Launches Bike On Board Campaign

Bangkok Airways Launches “Bike On Board” Campaign Bangkok Airways now offers Free Bike Loading on All Routes to Promote Ecotourism. Yesterday, Bangkok Airways kicked off its “Bike On Board” campaign to offer free bicycle loading apart from personal baggage. The 1st phase of the airline’s new service commenced on 15 October 2014 and will end […]

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How to Ride Your Bike to Work

I love riding my bicycle to work. In the past, I have actually chosen where to live based on the distance and time that it would take me to ride my bike to work. I find that riding my bike to and from work gives me the perfect combination of physical exercise and mental relaxation […]

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How to Watch Tour de France in Thailand

Next month is July and that means the biggest bike race in professional road racing, the Tour de France, is going to be captivating the world’s largest group of spectators for a full three weeks. Dare I say that World Cup fever will be eclipsed by the 2014 Tour de France? I dare. The entire […]

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How to Avoid Exercise Addiction and Heat Exhaustion

Although exercise has numerous health benefits for our bodies, it is possible to exercise too much. The endorphins released during exercise and the positive changes in the body, as well as mind, can become addictive. However, over-exercising, often caused by exercise addiction, can be detrimental for your health and even harmful, especially in hot countries, […]

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How to Prep Your Bike for Spring

Spring has arrived, and for many riders living in cold climates the season marks the beginning of daily biking opportunities; a perfect time to get the bike and yourself back into shape. Here in Thailand, the arrival of Spring signals the end to the best cycling weather months (Nov-Feb) and the beginning of the rainy […]

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How to Conquer Doi Inthanon

Doi Inthanon 2014 is fast approaching on February 16th has got to be one of the toughest mountain bike rides in Thailand. The Doi-Inthanon is 46.62 km long, with its highest point at 2562 m and a total of 40.56 km climbing. The average climbing on this Doi-Inthanon is 5.8%, with gradients exceeding 23% in […]

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How to Recognize Hotel Signs while Bicycle Touring in Thailand

In previous articles I have shown what roadside kilometer markers look like in Thailand, and also advised cyclists on how to recognize a local shop capable of repairing flat tires. So now that you are rolling happily along on your bike trip it is time to start thinking about where you are going to lay […]

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How to Box a Bicycle

It’s great to see more people travelling with their bikes around Thailand and Thai airlines are becoming bike friendly. What’s not great is the way people are packing their bikes and the experiences people have had with the airlines when it comes to bringing their bikes on-board. I had a bad experience with an airline […]

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How to Plan Your First Bicycle Touring Adventure in 6 Easy Steps

Planning your very first bicycle touring adventure. What an exciting endeavor indeed! At this point you’ve probably read through websites, magazine articles, and maybe even a bicycle touring book or three documenting, in beautifully colored photographs, how cyclists have traveled to far-flung places and exotic locales that truly whet the adventure appetite in us all. […]

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How to Subscribe to Bicycles United Magazine

If you are a keen cyclist in Thailand then you should get yourself a copy of the excellent “Bicycles United” magazine that comes out about once a month. It is printed in both English and Thai and contains stories and interviews on anything to do with cycling in Thailand and the region. The magazine is […]

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Taking your Bicycle on the MRT Subway

Although you are allowed to take your bicycle on the BTS Skytrain for free, the MRT Subway only allows foldable bikes. But not just any foldable bike as it has to be smaller than a certain size. Here is a picture posted by Davina Kunvipusilkul on Facebook which gives the details: Foldable bicycles on the […]

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How to Eliminate Cycling Discomfort Caused by Chafing

อ่านเวอร์ชั่นภาษาไทย กดที่นี้จ้า Have you experienced riding discomfort due to soreness caused by chafing on your thighs, butt, crotch, and perineum? Have you noticed that areas of your skin are irritated and red after a day’s ride? Have you tried off-the-shelf beauty products, such as hand and face lotions, or even petroleum based ointments, to try […]

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Touring Cyclist Menu: How to Order the 7 Most Common Dishes in Thailand

I have discovered that there is one very important concern in the mind of every touring cyclist, F-O-O-D. Over the years, the many cyclists I have had the privilege of encountering on the roads of Thailand have always found it necessary to share their particular experiences of failure and success when attempting to order Thai […]

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