Day 01: Bye Bye Bangkok


During a last minute trip to pick up some small travel sleeping bags Nicholas and I came to the conclusion to depart a day early.



Nick’s Dad, Mr Ward, was kind enough to drop us over the other side of the Chao Praya which ended up probably saving us 50km or so of inner Bangkok madness.


So we hit highway 35 and kept up the pace with the trucks, buses and other folks driving at warp speed.


It was all going pretty smoothly for the first 2 hours or so and then the sun decided it was time to call it a night. My bike started to fall apart and make weird noises but luckily it held itself together.

We rode into the night for another hour or so and ended up at a town called Samut Songkram. Found a place to crash for a few hours called the “Mae Klong” – 200baht.
Reasonable price, but got bugger all sleep.

That afternoon’s total km: 60km

4.30am we skipped town and headed off towards Cha-am. Riding in the morning is awesome. Not hot, not so many people around, and you get to see everything wake up. For breakfast – sticky rice cooked in bamboo – tasty stuff!


But as the sun eventually made itself known I began to feel the effects of it, and the lack of sleep. 25km or so out of Cha-Am the heat was oppressive and the wind just really smashed me around. Wind = sucks.

Anyway we made it, Nick powered on steadily throughout the whole day, I tried πŸ™‚
Now chillin at Nick’s Aunty’s place in Cha-Am – amazing!


Early night tonight. Off to … Prachuap Khiri Khun

0 thoughts on “Day 01: Bye Bye Bangkok”

  1. Wow, very nice dramatic pictures. It’s amazing how far you guys can cycle in that crazily hot weather!
    Good you wear those reflecting lines, I almost missed that there was actually a person in the picture. πŸ˜€

  2. So cool you guys! I thought you were both still packing your stuff this week. Stay safe, and sober while you ride and keep those reflectors on.

  3. Thanks for your comments guys!
    The reflectors were a freebie from the guys at Vincita!

    @Bart – we’ve found that the morning is the best time to get some km done. But somehow today we managed to ride all day – it’s all about the weather – rain is good!

    @Mai – Thanks man! It’s been a pretty dry ride so far beer wise! All this waking up at 4am stuff doesn’t give us much afternoon to amuse a beer πŸ™‚
    Yes we are super cool with our reflecta gear!

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