Three weeks on bike in Thailand.

Perre616

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Hello.
New to this forum but with quite a lot riding experience in Europe.
I am arriving to Phuket 30/1 to do the seven day mandatory sand box stay.
After that, I will travel to Wichian to my mother in law to meet the bike my wife bought when she visited Thai a few months back.
After that I "plan" to ride in Thailand for maybe three weeks.
I plan to make as little plan as possible, try to just see what happens, but I will go to chaiyaphum area to look at some land we bought there, or the wife did when I was in Sweden..
So I would be grateful for ideas on what to do, where to go, what to see and what not to do, where not to go.
The wife and I did the Mae Hong son loop a few years back on rented bikes, but I guess I will go to that area again because of the roads in the mountain.
I am going to need to buy some riding gear, helmet etc. and I think that would be easier to to in Phuket during the seven day stay there rather then bringing from Sweden.
Problem is, I bought some riding shoes in Chiang Mai, shoes from a well known brand and pretty expensive.
After 5 km. one of the shoes just fell apart..
So I am a little bit worried to buy a helmet in Thailand.
Can any one recommend a reliable store in Phuket that sell biking gear?
 

Eoin Christie

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Hi, Perre616.
It's good to see people coming in to Thailand, and even better that you intend to ride. There are plenty of excellent helmets in Thailand, but take the time for fitting.
I can't help you with shops in Phuket, but I'm sure there are others on the forum who can.

I hope you have a great time.
Cheers, Eoin
 

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For some trip planning in the North


A general outline of where to go & the best routes to follow, with a list of helpful trip reports.
 

Perre616

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For some trip planning in the North


A general outline of where to go & the best routes to follow, with a list of helpful trip reports.
Thank you! That will be a useful sorce for information!
 

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For a helmet, I've been using an Oneal Sierra II, sourced in Chiang Mai.

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Just bring your boots to any shoe repair shop, and they will re glue it.
The glue used in the 'west' don't last in tropical areas.
( I know track riders keeping their valuable riding gear in the fridge.) :p
 

Perre616

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Just bring your boots to any shoe repair shop, and they will re glue it.
The glue used in the 'west' don't last in tropical areas.
( I know track riders keeping their valuable riding gear in the fridge.) :p
Thank you for that tip! I brought the shoes back to Sweden and was planning to have them repeared here, but as I understand, you say it´s better to do that in Thai?
 

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Repair your boots here


This thread maybe a help to you also
 

Perre616

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Repair your boots here


This thread maybe a help to you also
Thanks for the input, but I will spend 7 days in Phuket. After that I will go to Petchabun/wichian to meet the bike.
That´s rather a long way from Chiang Mai.
 

Markus Etter

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Hello.
New to this forum but with quite a lot riding experience in Europe.
I am arriving to Phuket 30/1 to do the seven day mandatory sand box stay.
After that, I will travel to Wichian to my mother in law to meet the bike my wife bought when she visited Thai a few months back.
After that I "plan" to ride in Thailand for maybe three weeks.
I plan to make as little plan as possible, try to just see what happens, but I will go to chaiyaphum area to look at some land we bought there, or the wife did when I was in Sweden..
So I would be grateful for ideas on what to do, where to go, what to see and what not to do, where not to go.
The wife and I did the Mae Hong son loop a few years back on rented bikes, but I guess I will go to that area again because of the roads in the mountain.
I am going to need to buy some riding gear, helmet etc. and I think that would be easier to to in Phuket during the seven day stay there rather then bringing from Sweden.
Problem is, I bought some riding shoes in Chiang Mai, shoes from a well known brand and pretty expensive.
After 5 km. one of the shoes just fell apart..
So I am a little bit worried to buy a helmet in Thailand.
Can any one recommend a reliable store in Phuket that sell biking gear?
Hi
There is one shop in Phuket where you can buy some riding gear. Specially helmets they have a lot.
Other then that there is nothing much here for riding gear wich is a shame.
Here is a link to the shop where you can see a map for the location. Hope that helps. If you have any questions I live in Phuket
Markus

 

Perre616

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Hi
There is one shop in Phuket where you can buy some riding gear. Specially helmets they have a lot.
Other then that there is nothing much here for riding gear wich is a shame.
Here is a link to the shop where you can see a map for the location. Hope that helps. If you have any questions I live in Phuket
Markus

Thank you! I will for sure check out that shop in Phuket!
 

Perre616

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Finally. After seven days sandbox in Phuket doing 500km on a rented 150cc scooter, I arrived on monday in Phetchabun. Got to meet my new to me bike. Was some things to sort out..
But now the prep is finished and we done a short test-ride!
Tomorrow I will head out, first to Chayapum, then north to the Laos border. Plan to follow the border east for a few days.