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    Riding the hard trails

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 11/01/2018

    » Khao Yai Thiang of Nakhon Ratchasima province is a well-known location for mountain bike competitions. Several trails have been built on the hill for enduro and downhill events. Unfortunately, after the races, riders rarely make use of them. No bikers means no regular maintenance. So eventually, most of the former racetracks have become unrideable because of overgrown vegetation and fallen trees, except for one.

  • TRAVEL

    Fun and danger in Suphan Buri

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/09/2017

    » Khao Phra, a hill in Suphan Buri's Doem Bang Nang Buat district, will be the venue of the first round of the Thailand Gravity Series 2017 set to take place this weekend. If you plan to participate in the event or wish to try this downhill track someday, read on and you'll find tips on how to be fast and safe on this racecourse.

  • TRAVEL

    Cycling through Lat Chado's old world charm

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 13/07/2017

    » Time and tide wait for no man, so they say. Nah, that's not necessarily true, especially in Lat Chado.

  • TRAVEL

    Hittin' the curves

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 15/09/2016

    » The long wait is over. With the Thailand Gravity Series (TGS) kicking off this weekend, downhill mountain bikers all over the Kingdom, elite and average alike, are hungry for action. The first of this year's four-race series will take place at Khao Phra, an otherwise unknown hill for people outside of Suphan Buri's Doem Bang Nang Buat district.

  • TRAVEL

    One dam tough race

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 22/08/2013

    » Like every year since 2002, a lot of mountain-bikers throughout Thailand look forward to the last weekend of August, the period scheduled for one of the Kingdom's biggest and longest-running MTB competitions _ the Bhumibol Dam Invitation International Mountain Bike Championship.

  • TRAVEL

    Khao Bot: Not just a humble mound

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 11/07/2013

    » Last Thursday I wrote about Khao Bot, a small hill in Rayong that boasts one of Thailand's toughest downhill-race courses. Guess what? That's not all this humble mound has to offer. Khao Bot is also home to an XC trail good enough to be the venue of the final race of the Cross Country Mountain Bike National Championships held just a day before the downhill competition mentioned in the previous column.

  • TRAVEL

    Off and racing

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 15/11/2012

    » How old is too old to take part in a sporting competition as an athlete?

  • TRAVEL

    Rising to the challenge

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 12/01/2012

    » In Thailand, dozens of mountain biking competitions are held throughout the year, and each event attracts hundreds of riders, many of whom take part knowing full well they have no chance to get a place at the podium.

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