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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.


    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.


    Fun on the farm

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 08/11/2012

    » City slickers may not feel it yet but in many parts of the country people are well aware of the arrival of the cool season. The chilly breeze in the morning is nice when you are in warm clothes on a cosy sofa sipping a nice cup of hot, aromatic coffee. But when you're out on the road doing long-distance cycling, the same wind blowing in your face can be your worst enemy.


    Nakhon Si Thammarat is a place for all seasons

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 11/10/2012

    » Mention Nakhon Si Thammarat and the image of the province's most revered Phra Borommathat pagoda would pop up in the mind of many Thais. That, perhaps, is followed by the famous sat duen sip ceremony, the grand event in which locals gather to make merit for their deceased relatives; nang talung shadow puppets; manorah folk performance and many more.


    Sukhothai by bike

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 23/08/2012

    » When Sukhothai reached its peak over 700 years ago, King Ramkhamhaeng, the greatest ruler of the early Thai kingdom, probably never thought that his glorious city would one day fall into ruin.


    Eyes wide shut

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 09/08/2012

    » What does it take for a blind person to ride a bicycle on the street? Give yourself a minute or two to think about it before you move on to the next paragraph.


    Off the beaten track

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 21/06/2012

    » Connected to the southeast of Chiang Mai, Lamphun is geographically larger than many other provinces. Yet to many it seems like a tiny spot in the Kingdom, and is virtually invisible on the tourist trail. It's a pity travellers do not know what they are missing.

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