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Single female cycling Thailand, Laos and Cambodia June 2011

Posted by swit on 21/3/2011 at 15:54

Hi there As the title suggests, I'm planning on cycling from Thailand, into Laos and through into Cambodia in June of this year, on my bike, alone, all in just over two weeks. I'm hoping to take overnight trains to and from Laos border crossings and take boats as transport allows. Am I way out of touch with reality and making a really bad choice here? If not, all suggestions/ideas/advice welcome. Cheers, S ...

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Seeking road bike

Posted by haas1mic on 17/10/2012 at 10:45

If anyone out there has a road bike for sale Id be interested. I will be in Singapore on 09 January and want to head up through Malaysia and Thailand. Thanks ...

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pedelling around s e asia

Posted by buggy on 19/7/2011 at 17:01

i am looking at cycling around asia in october starting with loas then chang mai, back into loas down the mekong into cambodia and to ho chj min. would love to hear and previous experiances or maybe you are looking for a travel partner. i am in thailand now. cheers buggy ...

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Biking in Bali?

Posted by lola899 on 24/2/2011 at 21:15

Looking to bike around bali for 1/2 weeks...should i just rent a bike out and do it by myself ...or does anyone know a good affordable tour.. please share your experiences! ...

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Situation in far southern Thailand

Posted by haas1mic on 2/9/2012 at 18:39

I want to bicycle up the east coast of Malaysia and cross into Thailand at the Pengkalan Kubor crossing in January 2013 I was just wondering what the situation in far southern Thailand is like at the moment with the violence. Anyone crossed there lately ? thanks. ...

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Cycling trough or around Bkk??

Posted by Mortenxxx on 13/8/2012 at 11:55

I will come from Poipet border crrossing and am going south in Thailand. I want to avoid heavy traffic as much as possible. Is it a good idea to cycle via Ayuthaya and around Bkk or are there other options? Morten ...

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Bangkok-PoiPet-Siem Reap

Posted by AbgAcid on 24/1/2011 at 11:37

Hi all, wonder if anyone had done this before. Im a malaysian. The plan is to hop into a train at Sg Golok (south thailand) with my bicycle. Alight at Bangkok and from there cycle into Cambodia. From research, distance from Bangkok to Poipet (bordertown of Cambodia) is ap 230km. I think I can make it within 3 days on easy cyling. But there seems to be many roads to chose from. Any recomemdations of which bicycle freindly road to take? Also which are the good towns/places to stay along the sugge ...

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Where to keep insurance documents?

Posted by Mortenxxx on 9/8/2012 at 12:32

I am going on my first longdistance biketrip starting in Luang Prabang,Laos and going trough Cambodia and Thailand. My greatest fear is a traffic accident. What is the best thing i can do so that any hospital or anyone else who might need to take care of me knows i have an insurance and then can pay for any service provided. (considering i am not able to communicate) (I am about to tattoo my insurance data on my body....) I have an Travelnomads insurance. ...

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cycle philippines

Posted by sapote on 29/8/2010 at 05:25

hi am intersted in bicycling in the Philippines. thoughts, cautions, dont miss, avoid? dec jan time frame. i go slow, short miles,and as inexpensively as is safe and healthy. well i quess that is very variable per each persons assesment of what is. thanx for any info ...

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Has anyone used a door to door service from hk to Cambodia(Phnom Penh)

Posted by cam2012 on 20/5/2012 at 23:57

Hi, I know this is a travel site , but has anyone used a cheap but decent door to door courier from Hk - Phnom Penh? love to hear any feed back? Thanks Cam 2012 ...

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Posted by msimojoki on 18/4/2012 at 07:01

Hi all, Continuing my queries, in June I am riding my bike from Chiang Mai to Vientianne, then through to Vietnam via Cambodia. I need to know the best route from Chang Mai to Vientianne. Last year I got caught on a Chinese expressway which wasn't fun and am wondering if Hwy 11 out of Chang Mai is an expressway?? Thanks, Mike ...

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Selling two hybrid touring bicycles

Posted by anacapa1425 on 29/3/2012 at 06:11

Hello, my girlfriend and I have just completed our SE Asia bike tour and are wanting to sell our bikes. We are currently in Bangkok and will be flying out Sunday. The bicycles are Vietnamese made Asama brand hybrid touring bikes. One has 700 cm wheels and the other has 26 in wheels. They have fenders and rear racks. We are both about 5'8" and they fit us great. We bought them in Vietnam, and have used them as a means for transportation through Asia. They are still in great condition and ...

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mountian bike for sale

Posted by buggy on 14/3/2012 at 00:51

hi, i have a KHS alite 2000 for sale, with rack, panniers (50 litres), mini pump, multi tool, helmet, bar ends, cat eye computer, spd's , shoes (size 42), lights spare tubes, 2 * sets of new brake pads. it ia a 15 inch model from 2010 . i have uprated both front and rear hubs to sealed bearing units and built with quality spokes by a great wheel builder. full front suspension, 10 spd gearing (30 gears).hydralic brakes. slick tires filled with slime (no punctures)! the bike is in execlent condi ...

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Bike Tour

Posted by OlaMaz on 28/12/2011 at 11:26

Hi, My friend and i are looking into a few tours, has anyone heard of our travelled with Vietnam Bike Tours? we were looking at their Saigon to Angkor Wat to Bangkok tour. Any advice on choosing a tour would be helpful. ...

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Purchasing Bike Gear in Hanoi

Posted by ginkotree on 16/11/2011 at 14:00

I plan on embarking on a 16 day bike ride from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city in December. This is a guided and supported tour. I already have a bike rental squared away with the touring company, but will still need additional bike gear which at the bare minimum includes a helmet. Are there stores in Hanoi that will sell helmets that fit larger heads? What about seat posts and bike gloves? Please advise! ...

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2011 Trek Mountain Bike For Sale in Vientiane

Posted by thelynx on 25/7/2011 at 15:35

Hi all, I'm selling a 3-week old, (Farang-size) Trek Mountain Bike (Series 3 -- 2011) in Vientiane: Excellent condition 24-speed Shimano gears/brakes waterproof front pouch Cat Eye Velo 5 odometer / speedometer 9000 baht / $300 or best offer Call 020 96579238 ...

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TREK 3900 Mountainbike for sale

Posted by apost on 27/10/2011 at 22:43

I bought a TREK mountainbike 6 weeks ago in Bangkok for 350 euros and would like to sell it for a special, but minimum price of 100 euros! Just because I don't want to give it away and don't want to take it home. I haven't had any problems with this bike, not even a flat! Just let me know if you are interested! ...

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Good Cambodia and Vietnam maps

Posted by melbromar on 10/8/2011 at 06:13

Hi, My husband and I are about to spend 6 months cycling through S.E. Asia. We have good road maps for Thailand and Laos but not yet for Cambodia and Vietnam. Anyone know of a good road map/s for these two countries? We would like to stay off the highways as much as possible so the more detailed the better. We are in Melbourne at the moment so we would need to buy them here or be able to buy them online. Thanks ...

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For sale: 2 Trek FX 7.2 bicycles type 2011 in Singapore

Posted by NadineVelt on 30/7/2011 at 07:17

We're cycling from Bangkok to Singapore, a wonderfull, very scenery route! While our idea of cycling through South East was quit spontaneous, we bought our bicycles at Probike in Bangkok. We cycle mainly on tarmac, this is why we choosed for the Trek FX 7.2, 20 inch (51cm) en 22,5 inch (57cm) in a black colour. I'm 1.75 metre high and my husband is 1,90 metre high. The bandwidth is 700x35 and we're content with this choice. We changed the cycling rapper for a better version and one of the bicy ...

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2011 Trek Madone 6.5 Pro..3,250usd

Posted by lawbike247 on 22/6/2011 at 14:04

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