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Cyclist Alan Bate From Chiang Khong

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Are any of us as straight forward as we seem !? :ermm:

It is a tremendous achievement . Period. Or Fullstop as we say in blighty . picking the bones out of it are probably best left to the Cyclist forum.

Thanks Jubby! :thumbsup:

Alan is a great sportsman and on top of that a very nice person.

He certainly doesn't deserve this kind of smear.

A forum like this offers people the opportunity to anonimously

attack those who in honesty undersign their actions with their

real names. Some choose to take that opportunity.

I apologize to Alan for mentioning him by name in this forum.

Sorry Alan, I should have known better. Please be assured that

everybody I have spoken to has the greatest respect for what

you achieved.

You have had and still have great importance for northern Thailands

mountainbiking and roadracing.

I am sure that if your Thai bicyclist friends and disciples would read

how a 'fellow farang' writes about you in this forum that it would bring

tears to their eyes.

Long live the King of Thailand!

Limbo :yohan:

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By coincidence I just found these videos about the tour around the world of

Allan Bate, our champion from Chiang Saen.

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Part 1:

Part 2:

Edited by Limbo

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I too must admit to not knowing this individual but everything I have read or heard of him sets off alarms. Clearly his detractors seem much more credible than his supporters to date. That said, it is of no great interest to me either way. Just another one of the oddities that make Chiang Rai a colorful place to live.biggrin.png

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They call it "tall poppy" syndrome in Australia, the urge to cut someone larger than others back to size.

I make no comment on the allegations though, I haven't been following the thread closely.

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Posts that could violate defamation laws have been removed along with some replies.

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Posts that could violate defamation laws have been removed along with some replies.

Thanks cdnvic! As SBK would say: It took a while, but ... jap.gif

Alan Bate is one of those foreigners living in Thailand that have widely gained respect among

Thai people for sharing their tremendous respect and love for His Majesty the King of Thailand.

On Thai television, radio, in Thai newspapers and magazines the Thai people have been informed,

without any doubt to their great happiness and satisfaction, that foreigners living in Thailand can

share their spiritual orientation and therefore the deepest of their inner feelings.

Mr. Allan Bates, a Briton living in Thailand, more precisely in our beautiful Chiang Rai Province,

was given the opportunity to open his heart. Millions of Thai people know mr. Bates now and respect

him greatly.

During his world tour mr. Bates has been an ambassador for Thailands finest gifts to the world;

Everywhere he came he brought the message of the power of love and humbleness, the pillars of the

Thai Mind and Nation. Inspired by his love for the Greatest of Kings he endured any hardships.

Alan has, in word and deed, shown that foreigners living in Thailand can embrace the values

of the Highest Institutions of this Nation, of the Thai Culture in general and more specific of its inner

spirit, unique in this world and beloved also by an overwhelming majority of those, coming from elsewhere,

who in great gratitude enjoy the unsurpassable hospitality of the people of this great nation.

Mr. Bates was riding for us all!

Long live His Majesty!

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The birthplace of His Majesty, Cambridge Massachusetts, was one of the places Alan visited during

his tour.

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For the 'merchants of conflict': The worldrecord of Alan is approved by GuinnessWorldRecords.

The discussion in the world of bicyclists was about the fact that Singha Beer, the main sponsor of

this event, had provided a car to transport his luggage while riding the SE-Asian part of the traject.

The discussion is now if there should be two categories, one for those who transport their own

equipment and those who are supported in doing so.

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I second Limbo's comments.

Alan lives here in Chiang Khong. And, is well known and respected by the Thai people for his cycling and appreciation of Thai culture.

The fact that Alan completed this record at the age of 44 is remarkable by itself.

But, sadly, cycling as a sport worldwide continues to be diminished by mounting controversy from every quarter.

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I tnnk this quote is appropriate.

It’s funny how the people who know

me the least have the most to say

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Thanks twentybaht and dingdong!

Aside from Ernesto1, a banned member of this forum, who for reasons only known to himself started to

question Alan's enormous achievement on other forums and linked them to Thaivisa.com only people

who never showed any interest in bicycling feel themselves obliged to give a negative opinion.

It is too ridiculous for words!

One really wonders what their motivation is for this slander.

It can not be the bicycling itself, as they never showed any interest in bicycling.

Vinnie Cox and Alan Bates both delivered an enormous performance in the same

year. Contacts have been made with GuinnessWorldRecords and they have confirmed

Alan's record.

The 'method' of the merchants of conflict is to refer to websites that don't show the

final results of the communication with the Guinness organisation. Unbelievable!

I really don't dare to speculate about other reasons that could be behind this, but I can

imagine that it could be reasons for this thread to be closed.

L.

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Interesting that yesterday their site said one thing but today it says something different. At least we have some credible proof now.

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Ok, enough bickering on both sides. Next one is going away for a bit.

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