Category Archives: bicycles

Ferryboat and Moonshine

Our second last cycling day saw us ride 80kms in the Mekong Delta region.  Unique to any other cycling holiday I have taken–though I’ve only taken one other, was the opportunity to board two ferries to cross the river tributaries. … Continue reading

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Border Crossing

We drove to the outskirts of Phnom Penh–because cycling out of their would have been… difficult…life threatening really.  We got on our bikes and cycled 50km to the border. We said goodbye to our bikes and our Cambodian guides.  Then … Continue reading

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Onward to Phnom Penh

Our first non-cycling day included a drive from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. We did manage to stop along the way to see some temples that were not so overrun with tourists. The jungle is doing its best to reclaim … Continue reading

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Third Day in Siem Reap

Despite some members feeling a little ill, we set off on our longest bike trip in Cambodia so far.  The plan was to do 70kms round trip, with some stops along the way. Our first stop was a pretty temple. … Continue reading

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The Angkor Wat Day

After a noisy breakfast, we set out on the bikes.  We did some fantastic off road stuff–and I am glad I had two-sided pedals because being clipped in felt very precarious. We also toured a less than affluent neighbourhood and … Continue reading

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The Second Day of Cycling Thailand

Our second cycling day started from our hotel.  We had a lovely outdoor breakfast and set off on what would be a journey of more than 80kms. I just wanted to share some of the sights from the trip so … Continue reading

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Unexpected 2

We stopped in at a 7-11 for some snacks. While it was clear that the Thai version was run more like the Japanese version than the North American version, I wasn’t expecting this. They didn’t have the tuna mayonnaise version … Continue reading

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Day One…A 60 km Start

The first day of cycling started with an early breakfast  buffet that had traditional western items, Thai food, German food, and a bunch of other stuff whose country of orign I cannot discern. We battled earl morning rush hour traffic … Continue reading

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The Night Before the Cycling Begins

My first night in Thailand featured a chance to experience Thai street food. Of course, no vacation meal would be complete without some beer. The group for this trip is much smaller than the Vietnam trip.  There are only four … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Part of my preparations for this trip include learning from my mistakes. On my Vietnam trip, I didn’t take cycling shoes and pedals.  I opted for sandals instead.  The sandals I chose (Keens) were awesome.  I am taking them on … Continue reading

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