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    A dam fine ride

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 13/04/2017

    » Most dams and the reservoirs they created are meant to serve several purposes, from irrigation and fishing to hydroelectric-power-generation and more. However, there's one activity that dam builders probably never thought of when they designed their projects: biking.


    New track offers more thrills than spills

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 24/11/2016

    » Hua Hin's Khao Hin Lek Fai is currently a mountain biking hot spot. Last week, the hill played host to round three of the Thailand Enduro Series. Next month it will be the venue of the final race of the Thailand Gravity Series. But this district of Prachuap Khiri Khan has more to offer than downhill tracks. There's also a new cross-country trail that is worth checking out.


    A single-track town

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 20/03/2014

    » While cars and motorcycles have long been the preferred means of private transportation in most parts of the country, Nan is one of the few places where people still use bicycles to get around in everyday life. Whenever you get to visit this charming northern town, keep in mind that when in Nan, do as the Nan folks do.


    High on the hill, away from it all

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 06/02/2014

    » No matter what your political opinion is, politics is likely to add stress to your daily life in this country. But you don't have to go to the other side of the globe to get away from it all. All you need is a bike and friends who are willing to share their secret playgrounds.


    Westward, ho!

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/11/2013

    » Despite the fact that armed conflict between Myanmar's government and the New Mon State Party ended 18 years ago and that Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, also know as the Golden Rock, has long been a popular place of pilgrimage, it is only recently that the tourism-industry limelight has begun to shine on the lower section of Mon State which hugs the eastern side of the Bay of Martaban.


    Dividing the straddle

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 23/05/2013

    » A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an all-mountain trail from the highlands of Phu Hin Rong Kla down the mountain to Ban Huai Nam Khao south of the national park. But that wasn't the only trail I rode during the trip with the filming crew of the Sua Nong Toh TV programme. The following day, we did another route. This time it was in the northern part of the park that straddles Phitsanulok and Loei provinces.


    Downhill all the way

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/03/2013

    » Trust me, there is no other group of trail builders in the Kingdom as active as those in Hua Hin. Led by Khun Ae (Thagoon Laokosakul) of Velo Hua Hin bike shop, they have managed to add four new downhill tracks on Khao Hin Lek Fai over the past few months.


    Sun, sand, sea and cycling

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 31/01/2013

    » There are various reasons why Rayong province's Koh Samet is one of the all-time favourite islands among Thai holidaymakers. Of course, I have a few of my own too, for example, the fine sand there is unmatched and, unlike other popular islands, virtually all the beaches are accessible to the public; the sea is among the clearest in the Gulf of Thailand; it's not very far from Bangkok, and accommodation is affordable.

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