I'm absolutely loving these Provincial Towns throughout Thailand between the Major Cities. I've been shouted dinners in Singburi, invited into homes in Nakhon Sawan, had my sleeping bag rolled up for me in Kamphaeng Phet... These photos are my typical mornings. Currently, I wake at 4:30am and have a water bottle to start, boil water for a coffee, do some stretches - squatros, pressupimos, give the bike a good walk-around to look for anything that may cause a problem down the track if left unsolved - dry chains, squeaks, low pressure etc.
Then I roll out, ideally before the sun rises. I could say its because the temp is cooler, or there are fewer motorists, but really... it's just to stop each morning for 5 to 10 minutes and watch that Beautiful Red Orb rise over the Rice Fields. I like the sun at 5am, I despise it at 12pm mid-climb. Food-wise, I've got into a habit of only having breakfast at the second 7/11 I see, reason being that I can get free hot water there for my oats, and, they're usually 15km apart, so it's a good distance to ease into the ride. Why am I sharing these boring details? Well, for every 10 minutes of excitement, there is 50 minutes of routine - this is just a look into the everyday for me whilst cycling across Thailand, and then, the world!
Pedaling is monotonous, but this is different - I don't have to ride back to the house at the end of the ride. I am so, so free!
House-less? Sure. Homeless, not a chance