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About TheLobster

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  1. 40 Baht for a car but on bike there are lots of spaces to park along the road. There is some good advice from PoorSucker posted previously.
  2. Frenchman killed in motorcycle crash on Samui

    I struggle with the difference between automatics and manuals to be honest. Now I'm good with automatics, but I struggle with manuals.
  3. Frenchman killed in motorcycle crash on Samui

    Penalties for what? Who is this guy and is he contributing to the Samui forums by excluding opinions from people that live on Samui ? No, but it happens quite regularly. He's on the forums because he has a business here.
  4. Frenchman killed in motorcycle crash on Samui

    You're so funny, I love you. 555.
  5. Clearly it depends on the standard of house you wish to live in, and the extras. You can eat cheaply but again, it depends on whether you are happy with Thai food or want to eat 'farang' food, quality 'farang' food ;-)
  6. Frenchman killed in motorcycle crash on Samui

    555 - ignorance is bliss, I love driving on the mainland and if I lived there I would ride a big bike at speed with my hand on the front brake ;-) The riding conditions on Samui are completely unlike the main parts of Thailand. You just don't understand.
  7. Thais don't really do licences. Farangs don't tend to bother either.... So what licences is he on about?
  8. Frenchman killed in motorcycle crash on Samui

    <deleted> Anyway, this road through Maenam and the one along Bangrak at the seafront are notorious for people speeding and accidents/deaths. I was on the Bangrak road tonight, (in a car) I was undertaken by some plonker with his wife on the back sitting sideways with a baby in hand. He then moved right into my path and I would have hit them if I hadn't braked. This is what it is like on Samui. I have learned to be Jai Yen. Don't want to kill anyone, even if their parents are idiots........
  9. Frenchman killed in motorcycle crash on Samui

    There is no need to apologise to me. You haven't hurt my feelings, you just don't understand. You are posting comments and videos about how to brake in 'ideal' and 'less than ideal' conditions. You have no idea of the conditions or the outrageously bad driving/riding on Samui, but you think you know better, which would make you a statistic on Samui. Topical, I once went somewhere where it was so cold that grit and ice didn't work. I asked the taxi driver what they did in this situation and he said 'we don't use the brakes'.
  10. Frenchman killed in motorcycle crash on Samui

    555 A Norwegian posting training videos from England, in English (where I have substantial experience of riding) telling me how to ride on Samui in Thailand (where I have substantial experience of riding) and posting incorrect information at that. It seems that you don't know what you are talking about, I was on the Bangrak main road today and I would say most of the people riding had a hand on their back brakes, but you know better right!? Do you have any experience of riding a motorbike or 'scooter' on Samui?
  11. Whilst I normally disagree with your anti Samui posts which are clearly due to your bitter and twisted nature, I agree with you on this one .... Sorry, can you clarify the difference, please?
  12. Frenchman killed in motorcycle crash on Samui

    In England .... Forgot to point out that this training video is for a manual motorbike, completely different to to ones ridden by most people on Samui, which are automatics. For those of you that don't know, the left hand lever on an automatic bike is the back brake, on a manual bike it is the clutch, the back brake is a pedal on the right hand side on a manual bike (normally). So as per my main point on an automatic bike I have tried to retrain myself to use the left hand lever, remove my hand from the front brake lever and hence the use back brake first, then the front brake ...
  13. Frenchman killed in motorcycle crash on Samui

    I completely agree with you! Sorry Carmine, I don't see it, the majority do not wear helmets unless there is a police check, they carry them around just in case they come across one.
  14. Frenchman killed in motorcycle crash on Samui

    I dislike double posts, but I feel I need to do it ....... It does matter what riding conditions you are subjected to. The physical laws are the same all around the world, the road conditions and riders/drivers aren't.
  15. 555 so the Thais aren't a problem, especially the ones who don't know any rules of the road on Samui. There are no rules, other than wear a helmet through a police check ?