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  1. Well, I found that from Pattaya beach the best rides are to go up the mountain between Pattaya and Jomtien, then cycle along the Jomtien beach road until it bends onto Sukhumvit, turn right and head to Sattahip. It's a nice enough ride and traffic isn't much of a problem, and you get a nice little side wind from the sea. The only negative, based on the last ride, was at Jomtien beach a bunch of very dark-skinned ladyboys stripped off on the beach. That I didn't need to see.
  2. Looking for MTB routes in the South

    Finishing by 10am implies an early start and the heat is actually a big thing. The difference between a 6am - 10am ride and a 10am - 2pm ride is huge in the hot season.
  3. Looking for MTB routes in the South

    If its this time of the year, then you might want to be finished no later than 10am or start no later than 4pm because the heat is just to much between those times, as I found to my cost two years ago.
  4. The Chinese tend to move in large groups, as I saw at Don Muang last year. So you go from being half empty to suddenly rammed in a split second. One of my colleagues calls them locusts, which is a bit unfair, but I get his point.
  5. Where to buy a simple metal frame for bed box springs?

    I saw one on sale in a shop somewhere downtown a few years ago. I can't remember the name of the road but it did have a lot of traffic on it, and I saw someone selling food by the roadside at some point.
  6. Bike buying question

    Trek hybrids are 19inch, 20.5 inch [what I have], and perhaps one frame size higher. I am 3 cm taller than the OP, so he should be okay with a 20.5inch frame size.
  7. Back on the bike

    Be careful, anything can happen. https://9gag.com/gag/aLjBO8v
  8. Has she asked you for money yet?
  9. Buying a bike for the little one.

    Thanks. I found a bike shop in Fashion Island and used that. As you go towards the Promenade there is one by the bridge linking it. Nice selection of bikes and reasonably priced.
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  11. It's pretty nasty between Chonburi and BKK. You can cycle north of the city easily enough but heading to Pattaya or Hua Hin is quite unpleasant. Cycling from Pattaya to Sattahip is quite alright but entering BKK on a bicycle is not so.
  12. Possible bipolar, what medicine is available?

    Agreed, you can't go on basing medications on assumptions. There are enough trained people in Bangkok to help diagnose the condition. They won't just whittle out cliched accounts of what a mental health issue is about like you will find on the internet. If you are genuinely concerned for the person in question, seek medical advice before doing anything. You could try the Manarom Hospital near Bang na BTS, that would be a good starting point.
  13. Exactly where in Bangkok are you going from? If you take the old Sukhumvit road, the one nearest the sea, you will share that with many large vehicles that do not have permission to use the expressway, and the stench from the marshland by the sea is pungent in many places. I found it to be a very unpleasant experience on the whole. Once you get to Chonburi it becomes much better but prior to that its not pleasant at all. You can take a longer route more inland but that can be very awkward in places by bicycle. I would get the bus to Chonburi, put your bike in the back and cycle from there. It's much more pleasant.
  14. Riding on the street questions

    Signalling is never a bad thing, even if others don't then there's no reason why you should follow suit. Regarding where to ride depends on the speed you go at and the width of the road as well as how many junctions or side roads you have to negotiate. In Bangkok I always ride on the outside of the inside lane, many because of the traffic that joins the road and the way they will just pull out. But if I were going less than 25kms an hour, I probably would stick to the inside of the inside lane as losing momentum is much less of an issue obviously. Where is it you plan to ride and how many kms are we talking per trip?