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Pedal Pushers: German siblings cycling the world just arrived in Thailand

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7 hours ago, Just Weird said:

One accident 5 years ago and one other 3 years ago.  That's two too many but it's not a bad record.

Sorry to be pedantic but ...

 

Unless we know how many "around the world" cyclists have visited Thailand in the past 5 years, it's impossible to say whether it's a good or bad record.

 

If the Chilean family and the UK couple were the only ones who tried, it would be a very bad record.

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Riding their bikes in/through Thailand...idiots.....their trip is not going to end well

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29 minutes ago, KIWIBATCH said:

Riding their bikes in/through Thailand...idiots.....their trip is not going to end well

it's not so bad.  really.  perhaps your perception is due

to reading too many bad thai driver threads. 

 

i've ridden throughout thailand, from singapore to china

and back through vietnam and cambodia and laos.

tens of thousands of kilometers in thailand.

even crossed bangkok several times.

 

rush hour traffic in bangkok is horrendous, the scooters

are a major nuisance for cyclists, and the minivan

drivers to pattaya are insane. 

 

riding in the countryside is quite different.  safe and

pleasant if you plan your route properly, and of course

ride defensively.

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I suppose if the worst happens and they get hit by a minibus an excuse could be  " I couldn't see for the smog ". Saying that way up here we have blue skies and can even see the mountain tops 3 k away. 2 days ago could barely make out the front gate.

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17 hours ago, ChouDoufu said:

no context to the statement.

 

there are uniformed soldiers with automatic rifles stationed along

the main streets and market areas in some towns.

not uncommon to have lunch in a noodle stall with a soldier

standing on the pavement outside.

could be the cyclists were joking about "police security" as they

happened to have lunch where the local cops were eating.

 

irregardless, were the meaning literal, would have expected to see

a group photo with a dozen cops pointing to the cyclists.

 

"no context to the statement".

Bags of context.

 

"not uncommon to have lunch in a noodle stall with a soldier

standing on the pavement outside".

A soldier is not "police security".

 

"could be the cyclists were joking about "police security" .

That wasn't suggested anywhere.  Just because they weren't in a photo doesn't mean that they weren't there, regardless of what you expect to see.

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, chickenslegs said:

Sorry to be pedantic but ...

 

Unless we know how many "around the world" cyclists have visited Thailand in the past 5 years, it's impossible to say whether it's a good or bad record.

 

If the Chilean family and the UK couple were the only ones who tried, it would be a very bad record.

The record has nothing to do with round-the-world-cyclists unless you think that that type in particular are being targeted.   The casualty figures have to be compared with the total number of cyclists in the country; their nationality and the purpose of their ride is irrelevant to the accident statistics.

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On 09/02/2018 at 2:43 AM, cornishcarlos said:

 

I think you need to visit a temple and release a baby turtle...

Such built up anger/frustration is not good :)

It's often due to low selfesteem and a failed life. Let's give the man a hug while he cries on our shoulder. ?❣?

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2 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

The record has nothing to do with round-the-world-cyclists unless you think that that type in particular are being targeted.   The casualty figures have to be compared with the total number of cyclists in the country; their nationality and the purpose of their ride is irrelevant to the accident statistics.

The topic is about two "around the world" cyclists.

 

You stated ...

"One accident 5 years ago and one other 3 years ago.  That's two too many but it's not a bad record."

So, I assumed you were referring only to "around the world" cyclists.

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it's not so bad.  really.  perhaps your perception is due
to reading too many bad thai driver threads. 
 
i've ridden throughout thailand, from singapore to china
and back through vietnam and cambodia and laos.
tens of thousands of kilometers in thailand.
even crossed bangkok several times.
 
rush hour traffic in bangkok is horrendous, the scooters
are a major nuisance for cyclists, and the minivan
drivers to pattaya are insane. 
 
riding in the countryside is quite different.  safe and
pleasant if you plan your route properly, and of course
ride defensively.

I hear that cycling in Australia can be very dangerous :-) ... I think anyone into long distance ultra cycling or racing can attest to that


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Not sure I can prove my new found theory ... need help from someone with a statistic analytical background ...

My argument is that if you have driving in U.K. and Thailand a handicap score based on obvious breaking of every road safety law in the book .... Maybe Thailand is the most safest country to drive in :-) .... and Uk very dangerous .... ?


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Hardly news in my opinion. What, couple of snowflakes on a trendy ego trip round the world so they can post updates on Farcebook about how utterly wonderful and adventurous they are. Very fashionable....hope it doesn't get you killed.  

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1 hour ago, Sir Dude said:

Hardly news in my opinion. What, couple of snowflakes on a trendy ego trip round the world so they can post updates on Farcebook about how utterly wonderful and adventurous they are. Very fashionable....hope it doesn't get you killed.  

temple is all out of turtles, try the sparrow in a cage. calming. These two wonderfully constructive individuals are on the trip of a lifetime.

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3 hours ago, rvaviator said:


I hear that cycling in Australia can be very dangerous :-) ... I think anyone into long distance ultra cycling or racing can attest to that

spent a year doing a circuit of oz, start and end in cairns,

with a ride down to alice (bus back to katherine) and a loop

of tazmania.

 

not dangerous at all.  little to no traffic outside the cities.

only portion i didn't particularly like was the narrow road

with moderate traffic coming into sydney from the south.

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