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by STEVE G
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Recommend me a seafood restaurant for Saturday lunch
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: Recommend me a seafood restaurant for Saturday lunch

I tried to find it from the road a few weeks later and struggled to get to it but I suppose it must be down one of those narrow lanes off the main road in Khao Takiap. Yes, it is and signposted, at least it was when I was driven there. It's about 50 yards down. OK, I'll try to get to it again when ...
by STEVE G
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Recommend me a seafood restaurant for Saturday lunch
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: Recommend me a seafood restaurant for Saturday lunch

Hello, sorry for not reporting back. I couldn't make it personally and for whatever reason, my friends couldn't find Sailom! Not sure why, maybe the bad weather? I'd already highlighted the one on the right past Cicada or Ma Greens in Takiab as back up and they ended up at the latter, albeit under ...
by STEVE G
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Govt to increase alcohol tax again
Replies: 81
Views: 8721

Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

If would be good if we can get some feedback over the next weeks as to how much bars are increasing prices. A normal commercial practice is to "round up" so people could see a 5 or 10 baht increase per bottle? We'll see.....Pete :cheers: I'll be back out in a couple of weeks and will happily indulg...
by STEVE G
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Govt to increase alcohol tax again
Replies: 81
Views: 8721

Re: Govt to increase alcohol tax again

Based on that article one would expect no change at your local bar for a bottle of beer which only increases 2.66Baht. If would be good if we can get some feedback over the next weeks as to how much bars are increasing prices. A normal commercial practice is to "round up" so people could see a 5 or...
by STEVE G
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: News
Topic: Army in new bid to get its airship flying
Replies: 32
Views: 3133

Re: Army in new bid to get its airship flying

....Although why you would need a gyro stabilised camera on an airship in the first place eludes me.... I had a colleague who had worked on airships, at Skyships in the UK back in the nineties and he told me that it was annoying how much the things moved around by themselves in a hanger, let alone ...
by STEVE G
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Solar power setup for your home in Thailand
Replies: 68
Views: 13897

Re: Solar power setup for your home in Thailand

RCer wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:30 pm
Solar is a perfect idea for Thailand. Only question in my mind, will the roof on the average village home support it?
Most village homes have plenty of land around them anyway so you wouldn't be forced to use a rooftop installation if the structure isn't strong enough.
by STEVE G
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Bicycle laws in Thailand?
Replies: 34
Views: 1602

Re: Bicycle laws in Thailand?

The thing with the Netherlands is that virtually everyone cycles sometimes, even if they have three cars on the drive, they'll still use a bike to go to the local shop or whatever. Because of that, they tend to be much more tolerant towards cyclists when they're driving.
by STEVE G
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Bicycle laws in Thailand?
Replies: 34
Views: 1602

Re: Bicycle laws in Thailand?

... carry bicycle training wheels as well during a night out. :idea: :duck: If he did that, we'd never get to see a good video. Lol Twenty odd years ago I spent some time in Leiden, a Dutch university city and on a weekend evening there were thousands of people going out to bars on bicycles. The ha...
by STEVE G
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Bicycle laws in Thailand?
Replies: 34
Views: 1602

Re: Bicycle laws in Thailand?

Tbh, regarding riding a bike here, I'd be more concerned about not being killed by the morons on the road than the nitty-gritty of the laughable Thai law regarding bicycles as almost no-one knows them...or cares about them. Yes, cycling is fine in Thailand as long as you're selective about where yo...
by STEVE G
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Bicycle laws in Thailand?
Replies: 34
Views: 1602

Re: Bicycle laws in Thailand?

Well civilised countries have laws for cycling, but what about Thailand? I've just read through this translation of the Thai Road Traffic act and according to that, you're not required to be sober on a bicycle! ( The ability to balance ensures that you are. ) Section 84 lists the other parts of the...
by STEVE G
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Bicycle laws in Thailand?
Replies: 34
Views: 1602

Re: Bicycle laws in Thailand?

I had a fixed wheel racing bike when I was a teenager complete with drop down handlebars and BRAKES. Well the lad that caused the death didn't have front brakes and my understanding that is the norm these days for Fixed Wheel Bikes - brakes (I mean), not causing death! :cuss: :banghead: Yes, they'r...
by STEVE G
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Bicycle laws in Thailand?
Replies: 34
Views: 1602

Re: Bicycle laws in Thailand?

This is being discussed again in the UK since a 'fixed wheel' cyclist (they actually have no brakes) killed a pedestrian. There are laws to say bikes must have serviceable brakes and a bell (he had neither). He, believe it or not. is completely unrepentant and has exhibited the arrogant attitude of...
by STEVE G
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: New Hua Hin pocket guide - piers on front cover.
Replies: 14
Views: 1070

Re: New Hua Hin pocket guide - piers on front cover.

....but why use it if they are soon to be no more? Strange logic there.
Actually, it's a painting of virtually the whole city, which seems to be a reasonably logical thing to put on a guide to Hua Hin.
by STEVE G
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Bicycle laws in Thailand?
Replies: 34
Views: 1602

Re: Bicycle laws in Thailand?

Having cycled to many pubs over the years in a variety of countries, for a couple of beers, not heavy drinking, the law in most countries is that it's illegal to cycle drunk but it's not subject to breath testing, you have to be unable to control the bike. If you can't control a bike, it's virtually...
by STEVE G
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: The bikers thread; trips, news, chat, all things motorcycle
Replies: 507
Views: 45947

Re: The bikers thread; trips, news, chat, all things motorcycle

RCer wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:09 pm
Nereus wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:08 pm

Hmm, too old now for me to be concerned, but when did a 150 cc bike become a "sports" bike"?
Have you watched MotoGP? They are getting a ton of power out of small bikes these days.
And a long time ago, 109mph out of a 50 in 1967!:


http://www.bikeexif.com/suzuki-rk67