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Blog 90 Chaiyaphume to Khon Kaen

23rd December


Slowly waking up to the idea that the second half of a journey always plays out faster thsn the first half. Starting can be decisive and it's bang off with a go and a flourish but often adventures start out rather meekly.


2008, Parallel World

I rode 38,000 miles around the world the longest possible way in a reasonable 5 month period. A book and 3 films resulted and this was my last time in Thailand.


The street somehow telescopes the perspective until every building stacked alongside each other look like cut out buildings from pop up books with their keen edges and fragile feel. Delicate buildings are old before their time worn down in hard heat and drenched in total rain non-stop for weeks. No horns. Indian drivers horn over the smallest of space, getting noisier as there becomes almost no space between vehicles and people get pressed up in small moving lines but here they wait at lights. Red green time intervals instructing us to disperse in one of two exits across a broad spaced junction are generous and we have time to chat. It's suddenly shiny glints from steel and chrome, cars around me some flashing indicator lights and then passed and gone. It’s quiet again. I ride again across wide striated concrete slabs with a sound on my tyres the way a frog ripples.


I Had a dream

"Totally lost went 10kms up the wrong rd, returned found coffee shop selling strawberry soda and burnt butter toast. Dinner sorted, beer in my pocket. I’m on holiday." I thought, am I doing here what I’d do at home but without the sunshine.


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tomgemini
tomgemini
Dec 25, 2023
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Wishing you a very merry Christmas Nick 🎄🎅🎁🚴‍♀️🍻

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Merry Christmas Nick.

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Gary Lang
Gary Lang
Dec 24, 2023
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Hi Nick

Hope you have a good Christmas. All the very best wishes for the New Year. Keep on pedaling mate you're doing brilliant

Gary.

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Guest
Dec 24, 2023

Merry Christmas Nick.

keep up the entertaining e-bike blog.

inspirational. Nick.

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Guest
Dec 24, 2023

Hi Nike,


A Christmas away from family and the people you love must be quite special...


You'll tell me it's part of the adventure and you'll probably be right.


In any case, the enthusiasts who follow your journey day by day will, I have no doubt, have a friendly thought for you on this occasion.


For this Christmas, from France, I wish you a journey full of joy and beauty.


Jean Claude 

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