On December 10, 2010 the Hua Cha Hash Pedalers conducted the cycling portion of their 4th annual Border-to-Border hash, traversing the width of Thailand from the Burmese border to the gulf waters of the Prachuap coast. The ride commenced near the Thai-Burmese border market (Dan Singkhon) and concluded at the rest and relaxation beach area of the Thai Air Force base at Ao Manao.
Ao Manao is a beautiful ride destination. The beaches are open to the public and the area has many Thai seafood restaurants and drink shops. A quick spin around the Air Force base is a pleasurable experience and a history lesson, as there are vintage aircraft displays and a WWII museum commemorating the Thai defense of the area against Japanese invasion.
The ride distance from the border to the beach was approximately 20 kilometers, which was easily accomplished by all participants as the route enjoyed a gradual downhill gradient. In addition to events such as this the Hua Cha Hash Pedalers also meet monthly for a group ride somewhere in the Hua Hin / Cha Am vicinity of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Ride distances and terrain vary. The group is very sociable and everyone is welcome to join. There are no fees or dues of any kind. At minimum, participants are requested to bring along their own tube repair kits and water.
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Start point (Dan Singkhon) – GPS – N 11 47.127, E 99 39.134
Ride East along Road 1039
Cross over Highway 4 (Phetkasem Road)
Continue East along residential road before passing under rail line
Turn North on road parallel to rail line
Right turn onto khlong wan-na thong road (sign for Ao Manao Beach)
Left turn onto Road 3167 (follow road into gate of Thai Air Force base)
Finish at Thai Air Force R&R Ao Manao Beach – GPS – N 11 46.365, E 99 47.735
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