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I'm faster than Chris Hoy

Old 12-02-08, 04:33 AM
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I'm faster than Chris Hoy

I got back yesterday.

Originally Posted by cyclingnews
Hoy 'VIP freight' in Bangkok

Britain's multiple Olympic Champion Chris Hoy is not only fast on his bike on the track, he proved to be quick in getting out of Bangkok. He is one of the few tourists who has been able to get away from the Thai airport, which has been shut down by anti-government protesters.

Hoy, 32, and his girlfriend, Sarra Kemp, were able to fly out of the country thanks to the help of a long-time sponsor, DHL, the parcel delivery company. His agent, Ricky Cowan, told thescotsman.com that Hoy and Kemp were able to leave the airport in Bangkok with DHL's help. "They had a problem, but the guy from DHL got them on to a flight out of Phuket. They're in Singapore now." (SW)
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Old 12-02-08, 04:41 AM
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Nice one, how did you do it Botto?
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Old 12-02-08, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
I got back yesterday.
Yeah, DHL sucks. They usually don't put enough air holes in the box. Did you send yourself back via another international courier company?
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Old 12-02-08, 06:22 AM
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'I'm fatter than Chris Hoy'....there I fixed it for you
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I like saying Phuket......really fast.....over and over.......


I wonder how accomodating the customs in Singapore were when he showed up on a cargo plane....


-actually it doesn't say anything about a cargo plane, just using my imagination.
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Welcome back. You've missed some doosies.
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Did you carry everything home in little white cardboard boxes with wire handles?

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Welcome stateside, sir!
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Stateside? I'm back in NL, no thanks to misguided Thai politics.
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Stateside? I'm back in NL, no thanks to misguided Thai politics.
Bleh!
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If that's not fruity enough for you, there's bound to be something else out there.
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Bleh!
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Man, that would suck.
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Some of the airlines are going to be flying into the military base U Tapao.

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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
Man, that would suck.
could have been worse. i was able to find a direct flight out. the other choice was a 26-30 hour drive down to phuket, and flying out of there.

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I'll try the Suvarnabhumi with shrimp. Spicy.
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Originally Posted by lotek View Post
Some of the airlines are going to be flying into the military base U Tapao.

Marty
they already have been. total clusterf@ck.

you check in at a hotel in BKK, then drive 1.5-2 hours south, then wait in traffic that's miles long, only to be one of hundreds who wait for the 1 xray machine to clear your luggage.
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I'll try the Suvarnabhumi with shrimp. Spicy.
would you like a side of pork and sticky rice?

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b, Hoy (and maybe you?) are lucky, the last guy I know of who flew as a passenger on one of those parcel delivery planes ended up pretty bad...


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Welcome back.
We've arranged some nice weather for you so you don't miss Thailand too much. Rain, followed by wind, followed by little pellets like styrofoam hurled at you, followed by rain, some snow...
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I got back yesterday.
Heh...there was never any question in my mind where this joke was going...
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