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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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Bangkok’s TOT Bicycle Market

Those who have been in Thailand, even if only for a short period, become keenly aware that the majority of Thais enjoy ‘market style’ shopping, regardless of the wares on offer. Market style shopping presents the opportunity to get out of the house for a change of scenery, socialize with family and friends, eat, shop, […]

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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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Weehoo Kids Bicycle Trailer Review

The first sample of the Weehoo kids bicycle trailer arrived in Thailand and we are very impressed. I was in the bicycle business for almost 30 years and rarely did I see any bicycle related product that was as well made and well thought out as the Weehoo bicycle trailer. Nothing was missed, this is […]

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The best place to buy a used bicycle in Bangkok? Sombat Kanamuji

Originally posted as ‘The best place to buy a used bicycle in Bangkok? Sombat Kanamuji’ in Arts & Entertainment section of Coconuts Bangkok 24/12/2012. Are you looking to buy a used bicycle in Bangkok but paralyzed with fear of failure? Fear not, gentle pilgrim. Down the back sois behind National Stadium near MBK lies Sombat […]

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Build Your Own Bicycle Shop Workbench

Over the past weekend I managed to piece together a fairly decent bicycle shop workbench for a very good friend of mine. I thought I would take the opportunity to share some of the advice that I’ve received and learned over the years about building such a workbench. To start off, you’ll need to consider […]

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Renting a Bicycle in Chiang Mai Thailand

Every time I go on a holiday trip, the biggest decision I must make is whether to bring along my own bicycle or rent one at my destination. Of course riding a bicycle to any destination is THE best way to travel, but for some travelers with time or logistical constraints this option is just […]

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How to Choose Cycling Shorts

Article by Fred Matheny and Ed Pavelka You should choose cycling shorts based on the quality of materials and construction. But also crucial is how well they conform to your unique anatomy. Shorts, like saddles, are tough to recommend because of differences in butts, crotches, seats and riding positions. Here are some guidelines that will […]

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Thailand Honeymoon on a Bicycle Built for Two

What is your idea of a perfect honeymoon? Would it include secluded white sand beaches in a tropical paradise? Or maybe hidden hilltop resorts under a canopy of jungle foliage? How about tasty and exotic culinary delights? Well honeymooners Paul and Natt Hamon chose all of the above and decided to see, hear, taste, and […]

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Electric Bicycles in Thailand

Being quite surprised by how many emails I have received over the past year asking for information about purchasing electric bicycles in Thailand I finally decided to put my response here in an article for the benefit of all. If you are looking to purchase an electric bicycle, or e-bike as they are being called […]

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Wisut Kasiyaphat Talks About Road Cycling in Thailand

The summer shrill of cicadas subsides just long enough to welcome the tip-tap sound of a beginning rain. It’s rainy season in Thailand, where afternoons are best spent without a schedule. I’ve been ferried up a smooth black serpentine road amid the bursting green jungle of Northern Thailand to a secluded cafe where I will […]

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Developing Young Cyclists at Chiang Mai’s Velodrome

During the past few years the Australians and British have led a revolution in world cycling by taking young athletes and training them as track riders before moving them on to become successful road cyclists. Good examples are riders such as Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish in the UK and the Australians Robbie McEwen, Stuart […]

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