Legs of Fire! – 1,000KM Charity Bike Ride Blog

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Legs of Fire – 1,000KM Charity Bike Ride Blog

Come support myself and Paul Hamon as we cycle from Bangkok to Phuket over 12 days. The route down the east peninsula then crossing the mountains before finishing in the...
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Day 9 blog: When the wheels fall off…

After two massive days of climbing both myself and Paul were very happy to have a lazy start at our beautiful beach side bungalows. The owners were a lovely couple...
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Day 8: The devils summer vacation…

Proper planning prevents piss poor performance.... It's an age old saying that my good father instilled in me as a young child. Both Paul and myself are very organised individuals...
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Day 7: The imperial century. 162km

Perspective can be a funny thing, so lets imagine this. You're sat at your dinner table at home, placed in front of you is five bags of McDonalds, each bag...
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Day 6: No rest for the wicked. 25km

Enjoying the blog? Please donate to help the Australian wildlife by clicking the link above! Short blog and a short ride today. The amazing sunrise from our Nana Resort beachside...
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Day 5 : 1,000km ride. The distance & the dales (130km day!).

Today is was one of the biggest days of the whole ride and was certainly going to stretch my legs. I had done plenty of 100km rides while training and...
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Day 4: Back in the saddle, sore. (75km).

Arriving at the hotel in a rush the day prior, my main concern was the growing pain in my posterior.... Saddle sores can quickly become a ride killer if they...
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Day 3: 1,000km Charity Ride. All business.. 100km

Having locked in our riding schedule both Paul and myself were up and ready at 5am to get the day started. With the goal of being in the provincial capital...
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Day 2: The salt flat fondo. 110km

*DONATE TO THE WILDLIFE VICTORIA BUSHFIRE APPEAL!* Myself and Paul sat down the previous afternoon in the rustic and half completed outdoor area that overlooked the mangrove girt river. Across...
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Day 1: $2,000! WE DID IT! Let the journey begin.

Thank you so much to everyone who donated! Really means a lot to me. Full of nerves and with the brand new Ortlieb pannier bags packed I met my good...
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The plan…

Day 1: I will be leaving from the last PTT petrol station in Bangkok on the main Rama II road and hugging that main road all the way down south. This...
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