Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Bikes: I have 26 bikes in my Garage! Track, mtb, road and vintage collectors' items.
We don't have a thriving track scene in Chiang Mai - although there is now a thriving road scene. Certainly here you can ride/train 7 days a week with other riders to keep you company. All different levels too - including riders who have raced at the pro level. As for the track it is open 7 days a week - there is no better place in the world for your winter training!!!!
However, I organise sessions at the track twice a week and can loan (for a small fee) track bikes out to visitors. The fee goes back into eqpt to help Thai kids. I'll try and do a flickr page of phhotos of track racing/riding/road etc here but there are a lot on my facebook. I have two facebooks both Ian Franklin. If you need more please shout. And by the way, alw ays happy to facilitate any rider coming over. Road bikes are available for hire. I have two small ones here for kids or smaller women, one 56" road bike - all for hire ( again, charitable type donations, I'm not looking for cash) and can lead you to a company that hires out Treks. An example of the expenses I have with the kids is probably$60 a month on gasoline, this month $300 on chainrings and tyres, a weekly$15 for d rinks and so on at the velodrome. So all extra helps to defray costs.