Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mountain Biking Part 1

Solo traveller me made small talk with other travellers: European, Canadian etc

The girl that really rocked my trip walked in the door with a burst of energy, she was smiling, she had mascara on and she looked Thai. I found it rather weird for a Thai girl to go for these sort of activity alone

A Google map view of different routes down Doi Suthep hill!! 25kilometers of downhill cycling!

I later spoke to the girl, AK and found that she is Japanese! There was another Asian chick, 30 year old S from China who is married to a Brit. The three of us were like kindergarten bestfriends on the ride! Hahaha
After the short briefing by the owner, a white guy, we were off to the mountain! In the picture above, is S and her hubby

AK on the right and me on the left of the picture above =)

The other songtao. We drove through the city and then to the mountains, windy roads!

Hold on tight!
The driver drove fast, i had to camwhore despite the speed
We went past the temple on Doi Suthep, our ride is even further uphill than the tourist attraction!

They did tell us to go to the toilet in the centre at the city. I asked if there was a toilet later on and the guide said 'everywhere' is the toilet!

I was surprised that we just stopped there by the road. Both songtaos and this is it, the location, the beginning of our ride! The guys peed by the roadside!

For some reason it got all misty and gloomy! Like a movie scene!

Took lots of pictures in between putting on our equipment. They assigned a bike to each of us

Though the Mountain Biking company is owned by a white, the actual activity is totally run by local Thais. Very professional and good Thai people =)

They lined us up and briefed us. And told us to each practice!

Ride over those branches! Wont lie to u, i was a little scared! But did it anyway! Hahaha, it was really bumpy!

The girls on route 1: M from Britain, AK from Japan, yours truly from Malaysia and S from China

AK took a picture for me =) And off we go!!!

Through the muddy puddle and beyond! Adventure of a lifetime!


Elwyn~! said...

Looks mighty interesting. It kinda reminds me of my good old days when I was in primary and riding around with a mountain bike and then building our own sand dunes and riding over it, trying to get some air from it.

Sue Lin said...

Yeahhhh i remember u telling me about ur younger days. This is really different i'm sure. I dont know if i managed to take pictures of the track... 25km!!!!

Patrick ho said...

HI SUE !!!
Remember me.Oh sorry,i keep asking about ur kancil before.But at the end.Haiz i still dont need it.
Btw....still enjoying reading ur blog very much...where 's d place u go biking?

Sue Lin said...

Hie Patrick, if u want my Kancil also cannot already, SOLD. My Kancil is hot stuff okayyy, less than one month on the market and its gone!! Hahah.

Thankd for ur comment =) I did the mountain biking in Chiang Mai, North Thailand! Its awesome i would wanna go again! Or two times!! Heheh

Sue Lin said...

Terry come n join our Nature Biker...distance ride approx 30-40 km.
February 19 at 2:34am · UnlikeLike · 1 person
You like this.Sue Lin Hahahahha, when i go back to Malaysia la. But i have no bike... need to pinjam!
February 19 at 10:26am · LikeUnlikeAsami I read the blog :D it made me remember!!! I'm always looked Thai though =P and, JK's story was tottaly funny!! I'm reading Eat Pray Love BTW, my mind in India!
February 19 at 2:50pm · UnlikeLike · 1 person
You like this.Sue Lin Hahhahahah!!! The JK story! Yeah... i thought i told u about it? =) Is the book good???
February 20 at 12:27am · LikeUnlikeAsami Yeh, you did :) I remembered the story.
Not bad, I really love to travel again and fallin' love :D
February 20 at 12:58am · UnlikeLike · 1 person

Sue Lin said...

Aj Castaneda
hey i read ur blog! love d biking adventure!!!
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Sue Lin Thank u so much AJ ! =) I'll write part 2 and 3 soon. Hahahha
Thursday at 1:00pm · LikeUnlikeAj Castaneda nway u went thr 2 thai alone is it?
Thursday at 3:33pm · LikeUnlikeSue Lin Went there with friends but they flew home from Bangkok, i burned my return flight ticket and flew to Chiang Mai alone =)
Thursday at 4:13pm · LikeUnlikeAj Castaneda wow salute u la,i've stay bck like b4 yet dun hv d nerve 2 explore much..basically end up chilling in d hotel room..still noob dat time haha :))
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