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Thailand to Australia with the 155 kilogram rider.

Heading home to Australia after two years in Thailand, Taking the long way.
By Ray Pokai
#623 - posted Sunday August 17, 2014 by Neil Gunton

"I have little history with bicycles or any real knowledge about them until about 4 months ago I discovered bicycle touring through a friend. That caused an idea to grow that made me research and custom build a bicycle to take me through Asia and eventually back to my home town in North Queensland Australia.

Travelling and experiencing new cultures aside I have a primary focus of this trip which is unique to any journals i've read on here. In my time in Thailand I have been mostly sedentry and enjoying cheap delicious Thai food which equals alot of weight gain. At the time of this writing i'm sitting at just over 155kg's and I stand at just under 2 meters tall so by no means am I a "typical" cyclist. the focus of this trip is to get down to 98kg's which according to an online BMI calculator is a healthy weight for my height...
" - read this journal

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A Father and Daughter Tour Around the World *   Michael Rice  06:59 
190 of ??? days
Runner, Backpacker takes Southern Tier Bike Tour *   David Smith  06:58 
25 days until start
It should be vacation but it is a long tour on the !? For hul i hovedet front det ville nu vaere pa *   Val Andersen  06:54 
198 of ??? days
Abandoned and derailed *   Mike Bruns  06:53 
Work in progress
Overland to Central Asia *   Andy McDonald and Patrick Hort  06:31 
112 of ??? days
Around Lake Constance and down The Danube *   Justin Sher  06:21 
1 day until start
Dallas and Rex (the Cannondale) cycle South America *   Dallas Milligan  06:09 
251 of ??? days
Heartland to Portland with John the Rabbit *   Miriam Klein  06:07 
18 of 30 days
Grinding On. A disjointed ride around the world *   John Mcgillivray  06:06 
229 of ??? days
Hunting down Ancient Tractors between Dusseldorf and Warsaw *   Tricia Graham  05:59 
17 of ??? days
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Winter Cycling Gloves *   Neil Fein  15:25 
Completed Aug 2014
Backroad cycling in northern NSW *   Heather Nonhebel  Wed 20 
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An engineer looks at weight savings *   Richard Mason  Mon 18 
Completed Aug 2014
Loaded Bicycles *   Kelly Iniguez and Jonathan Voelz  Mon 18 
Work in progressFeatured Journal #487
Meetings on the Road *   Jonathan Voelz and Kelly Iniguez  Mon 18 
Work in progress
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Regional: North America  Jasper to Vancouver   Chris White  19:13   3   06:59
Bikes  LKLM 700C Touring Bicycle XT 2014 Made in China   Tom Shafer  Aug 9   16   06:45
Regional: Asia  Crossing Myanmar / Burma (Thailand to India) - A How To Guide   stephen fabes  03:17   1   06:27
Miscellaneous  My interview with Paul Schmid at The Pursuit Zone!   Jack Hawkins  Tue 19   2   06:09
Weather  Out and back courses; is wind an advantage or disadvantage to best time   Jerry Witherspoon  12:33   15   05:59
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Sandals  Cycling sandals comparison   ****_  ****_  4   Anthony Levand  Jun 5   11   Fri 15
Lubricants  Boeshield T-9   *****  *****  6   Pete Staehling  Oct 2007   19   Aug 12
Merchants  Chainreactioncycles   ****_  *****  3   Fred Spengler  Sep 2011   5   Aug 10
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For Sale  Adventure Cycling Northern Tier & Lake Erie Connector Maps* $80  open  Edward Deegan 2014-08-20 
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A route description of Ontario's K&P Trail from the summer of 2012 https://sites.google.com/site/twodaysont... Travelogue 2014-07-22 
Cycling & Hiking Routes, Adventures, Books www.hikingbikingadventures.net Travelogue, Website 2014-07-11 
Nederland Colorado, Great Parks South, Peak to Peak Highway   Hospitality 2014-07-07 
A blog with very good photos of the locales. awanderingphoto.wordpress.com Travelogue 2014-07-06 
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Miller, Steve (shadybrook) 20 Aug 2014  8 Mar 2011 
Cronje, Brett* (ChroMo_ZA) 20 Aug 2014  15 Aug 2014 
Hernandez, Angel* (mr_angelito) 20 Aug 2014  20 Aug 2014 
McLean, Bill (billmclean) 19 Aug 2014  22 Jun 2012 
Anspach-Rickey, Janet (luv2cycle) 19 Aug 2014  2 Mar 2012 
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Forum Crossing Myanmar / Burma (Thailand to India) - A How To Guide by stephen fabes in forum: Regional: Asia  2014-08-21 6:53 
Journal A Father and Daughter Tour Around the World by Michael Rice (190 of ??? days)  2014-08-21 6:47 
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Image on journal page: Fort Scott to Collins in journal Let the sky be my witness by Philip Malone (61 of ??? days)

 2014-08-21 6:43 
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Image on journal page: A good pace for our Iran tour in journal A Father and Daughter Tour Around the World by Michael Rice (190 of ??? days)

 2014-08-21 6:14 
Forum Re: Locking up bikes to parking meters - what's the law? by William Abbey in forum: Advocacy  2014-08-21 6:13 
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