As winter sets in, Northern Thailand enters the very best season for cycling. Combined with beautiful scenery and rural byways free of motor vehicles, cycling life in Thailand is going to be splendid for months to come. But, best of all is the endless network of unsealed tracks and trails, single track, and jeep tracks to explore. Here, in glorious colour, is a moving picture of a Sunday morning blast on the PaintedRoads' scrambler in the hills, rice paddies, and pineapple fields of Chiang Rai.
A habit I must return to is taking my camera along when I pop into the hills for a spin. And so it was with this in mind my Olympus, my Kinesis and I have to spend a lovely pre-Xmas morning exploring more of the seemingly endless labyrinth of trails in Northern Thailand.
Now to relax and rehydrate.
Merry Yuletide all!!
Ten minutes from home is a beautiful playground of dirt trails riding through rubber plantations and skirting lovely little lakes
A seemingly endless ribbon of dirt roads winds through the hills and valleys and past villages of hill tribe people
Gravel roads abound in a most agreeable hue of red
The hills can be of cheeky gradients, 25% was the max this morning, a climb that causes brought about unsightly wheezing and dribbling - note to self, try to remain more composed
Endless hills and valleys to play in
And some cultivation in the form of an aromatic tea plantation