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Anonymous
Fri, 10/11/2013 - 16:15

Hi everyone

Is anyone else booked onto the cycle Indochina trip departing in Feb 2014?

Would love to get to know any fellow travellers before the trip!

Cara

Anonymous
Fri, 10/11/2013 - 20:09

Hi Cara,
I,m booked on this trip, I posted a few weeks ago but somehow got the date wrong. I did the Dalmatian Coast trip in June and had a great time and am really looking forward to this one. Have you done any cycling holidays before?

John

Anonymous
Sun, 10/13/2013 - 13:14

Hi John

Nice to hear from you. I have never done a cycling trip before no. Thankfully have a few months to prepare - but it doesn't look too arduous...or am I in denial? :-)

Either way, I cannot wait!

Cara 

Anonymous
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 15:32

Hi Cara,

I think we must be on a different level of the fitness spectrum, the trip looks pretty arduous to me. Anyway I'm training hard now at the gym and trying to get out on the bike whenever possible. I,m a novice when it comes to cyclng, only been doing it for a year, so I'm a bit concerned about holding everone else up.

I,m flying from Heathrow a few days early to give myself a little time to acclimatize. Where are you travelling from?

John

 

 

lal
Thu, 01/02/2014 - 04:46

Hi John and Cara. Happy to have found this Cafe. I've been hoping for some less young legs to appear. I am also relying on some side line sitting. My training has been heading out at high noon, lightly covered to acclimatise, however summer is aluding us. I am planning an extra day in Bangkok so could catch up there with you John late on the 14th  Lyn Reilly

Anonymous
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 17:45

hi peeps!

Can I get a show of hands for the MOC tour departing on 1st Feb!?

Looking forward to getting to know the group!
John

Anonymous
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 20:24

Welcome John,
I'm on the trip starting 23rd February, so unfortunately we won't meet. Just got my VIETNAM visa, so just the fitness to worry about now. Have completed a hard week at he gym, it' not really outdoor cycling weather here at the moment.
John

Anonymous
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 20:51

Hi John. My passport is still knocking about the London embassies ... anxious to get it back at this stage.

I'm wondering about any possible disruption to the schedule due to the Chinese New Year - have you or anyone else any experience with that sort of thing in SE Asia? Hopefully it'll make it even more interesting than what it already sounds.

The fitness thing you mentioned previously is a good point - I can't for the life of me judge just how fit one must be for this trip? I've heard the first three days are challenging and the rest are taken "in moderation". I'm not a seasoned cyclist but have killed myself in the gym since the summer. I'm hoping that's enough so that I sit back and can enjoy the scenery!

John

Anonymous
Tue, 01/28/2014 - 20:56

Hi there, HI Cara, John and Lyn,

We are a couple of averagely fit 50 somethings looking forward to this big adventure.  I am currently struck down by a cold bug which has interfered with any cycling training but we have three weeks to go so still time for some prepration.  We haven't done anything like this before but are used to being on bikes.  Still ploughing through the vaccinations.   Hoping Cambodia is flat/flat/flat with no wind.  We fly from Heathrow on the 22nd.  Looking forward to meeting everyone.  Is anyone taking their own saddle? can't decide whether to take a gel seat /my bike saddle as my bum will be used to it or perhaps both.

 Sue and Mark 

 

Sue and Mark 

Anonymous
Tue, 01/28/2014 - 21:44

Hi Sue & Mark,
I am definitely a beginner cyclist even though I,ll be 65 in a couple of weeks. I did the Croatia trip last June, and had a brilliant time and although I found the long hills tough going, I did manage without resorting to the bus. I took a gel saddle cover with me which was simple to fit and did the job well. I,m flying out from Heathrow on the 19th so I,ll have some time to acclimatize.
Look forward to meeting you both.
John

lal
Wed, 01/29/2014 - 00:07

Lyn

Hullo Sue and Mark. I will be on the ride beginning on the 16th,  I think a week before so wont be meeting any of you.

 I'm spending two nights in Bangkok, with luck any doing my ride arriving early could meet up before and help one other to looking around Bangkok.

I am an ancient compared with you John.

My town in Australia is flat, flat, flat. I liked the hills in France as they helped to spin me along a few Km before the hard work began again.

I am taking my own seat and basket. Enjoy the ride. Lyn

Anonymous
Mon, 02/17/2014 - 09:18

Hi all, (another) John here. 

I will be on the trip departing 23 Feb out of Bangkok.  Only a few days to go.  Can't wait.  Picked up the itinerary and final booking info today so all ready to go.  Looking forward to meeting you all.  Have been trying to get the training in, but will have to see how we go.

I fly in to Bangkok on Saturday evening.  See you all in a few days! 

Anonymous
Mon, 02/17/2014 - 19:32

The training has been difficult here too, can't see the pot holes under all the water, so it's been mainly the gym. There were three Johns on my last Exodus trip, thought it wasn't a common name anymore!!!
See you at the weekend.

John

Anonymous
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 13:50

Just discovered this link...Should have read the trip notes more thourougly I suppose! I'll be arriving in Bangkok from B.C. Canada late Friday night so actually Saturday Feb 22 by the time I get to the hotel. Anyone else checking into the Nouvo City Hotel a day early? With a full day in Bangkok Saturday I plan on doing some sightseeing. If there is some interest to join me, let me know. I'm really looking forward to this trip...first time to this part of the world.

 Cheers,

Barrie

Anonymous
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:43

Hi Barry,
I'm flying from Heathrow this evening (Wednesday), staying at the Nouvo Hotel from Thursday evening, so hopefully we can meet on Saturday.
Regards
John

Anonymous
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:29

Hi John,

 Hope you have a great flight and I'll look for you Saturday.

Cheers,

Barrie

Anonymous
Fri, 02/21/2014 - 03:31

Hi Barrie and anyone else who may be at the Nouvo City Hotel Saturday morning.
Would you like to meet outside the hotel restaurant? I'll be there about 8am.
John

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