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    A rugged beauty

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 18/05/2017

    » As the glorious rays of the rising Sun advanced on the massive limestone canyon replacing any remnant of darkness, the true beauty of Oman's geological wonder Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountain) is gradually revealed before my eyes.

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    Knocking around Nakhon Phanom

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 29/01/2015

    » Hardy cyclists have no problem riding hundreds of kilometres to their holiday destinations. But for most of us, spending days spinning the cranks on scorching highways full of manic motorists does not sound like fun. With domestic airlines becoming more bicycle friendly, now is a good time to explore Thailand on two wheels — the quick way.

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    Prehistoric memories of Mukdahan, Savannakhet

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 05/02/2015

    » A couple of weeks ago, members from the organising team of the Tour Of Mukdahan-Savannakhet event came to Bangkok and dropped by the Bangkok Post building.

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    Testing the Tour de Farm

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 27/11/2014

    » Ever since its inception in 2011, the annual Tour de Farm has been regarded as one of the Kingdom’s most important contests for roadies. This year it is getting even bigger. Apart from road cycling competitions (60km and 100km), the 2014 event also has good news for mountain bikers — a cross-country MTB race!

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    Fear is the mind-killer

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/08/2014

    » The Indonesian island of Batam, located just 20km south of Singapore, is virtually non-existent on the ordinary tourist maps. But for mountain bikers of the neighbouring city state, it’s a hugely popular destination, thanks to Drak Bike Park.

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    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.

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    A perfect ending to a perfect year

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

    » There are still five weeks to go until 2013 comes to an end. But for sure it's not too early, and even not wrong, to say that the Chiang Mai Downhill Challenge 2, which took place last Friday and Saturday, was definitely the year's most thrilling bike event!

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    Mountains of Fun

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 26/09/2013

    » To snow-sports enthusiasts, Niseko is synonymous with Champagne-powder snow and world-class winter resorts. But is there life in this part of Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's main islands, at other times of the year when the army of international skiers and snowboarders are absent?

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    An accidental cycling superstar

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/02/2013

    » Some people bike to keep fit. Some do it for fun. Some ride to commute between home and the workplace, while a few others spin their way to holiday destinations.

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    Fast and furious

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 20/12/2012

    » Last week I wrote in this column about the BMX racing course used for the just-concluded 41st National Games. Today let's visit the track where the downhill mountain biking competition of the event, which was hosted by Chiang Mai, took place.

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