The posts in this blog contain daily ride details, links to route maps, some photos and guesthouse details for each day of a solo tour from Bangkok to Saigon through December 2012 and the early part of January 2013. For an overview of the trip, see the trip summary. You can access individual posts from the links in the summary or all posts for a given month from the links in the Posts list.
I travelled light, carrying only what fitted in a Topeak bar bag and rack pack. For a list of what I took with me, see the gear list.
The bike I brought from Australia for the trip was my eight-year-old Merida Matts Special Edition MTB. It runs 36-hole DT Swiss EX5.1D rims, laced with DT Swiss spokes to Phil Wood hubs. Tyres are Schwalbe 26 x 1.35 Kojaks.
I used a Garmin Edge 500 GPS cycle computer to record daily ride details and route maps. I also carried a SPOT Connect GPS tracker to keep family and friends back home up to date on my location.
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“The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do, just as one pleases” (William Hazlitt)
- Nice day for a ride – Simon’s recently completed Bangkok-to-Saigon adventure (November 2014-January 2015)
- Saigon to Bangkok – Laurie’s report from his ride, in July-August 2013, along essentially the route I took, but in the other direction
- Cycle Malaysia – posts from a two-week round-trip ride I did from Singapore up the west coast of the Malay peninsula to Melaka
- The VFR Files – occasional posts about my Honda VFR800