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On 10/24/2016 at 1:29 PM, chiang mai said:

The current record is 28.3 metres, from car to som tam stall after finding it had moved from its usual location.

 

...i actually witnessed a Thai running the other day....(you will have to take my word for it as i have no video clip).

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2 hours ago, tandor said:

 

...i actually witnessed a Thai running the other day....(you will have to take my word for it as i have no video clip).

 

No video proof then it didn't happen, sorry! :post-4641-1156694572:

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My missus happily walks or cycles with me for miles if it's around the New Forest or somewhere pretty where there is the chance of spotting any animals. She really gets into her stride if shopping is involved and we now have an agreement on the shopping front because it bores me to death. I find a coffee shop and drink half a dozen cappuccinos while she browses the shops. I do most of mine on Amazon.

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27 minutes ago, MiKT said:

Up and down Phu Kraduen a few times, even in the rainy season, Pho Chi fa, the big one in Nan (I forget the name) we had to camp 1/2 way up to the top, far too many national park walks to remember in Thailand, especially visiting caves.

Penny Fan a couple of times, small but tough mountains in Korea, in the Harzburg mountains, top of the Peak in HK. Up a darn big hill near the Plain of Jars to visit some HCM trail tunnels. Up the Draks in SA.

 

But the really hard graft, we used to walk all the way down Ekamai to Sukhumvit and then into Central for a drink in the evening, the pavement is terrible.

 

Its me that's knackered now, she is still as fit as a fiddle.

 

 

A fiddle can't move anywhere without help. I know what you mean though

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The point is walking in 30°heat is for idiots. What's the old saying mad dogs and (amended to suit) farangs go for walk in the 30°heat.... Thais have it right why go out into the heat of the day if you don't have to. My mrs walks a good few km in the course of her work inside an air conditioned  shop. Where as I now get up at 5am go out into my wilderness garden for 2 hrs in the vain attempt  to slowly tame it. Then I'm  only venturing outside if I have to untill the sun goes down enough to venture to the local markets for food and the odd Chang at the local shop. Every other day the wilderness gets kicked into touch for a ride out on push bike.

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8 minutes ago, Deepinthailand said:

The point is walking in 30°heat is for idiots. What's the old saying mad dogs and (amended to suit) farangs go for walk in the 30°heat.... Thais have it right why go out into the heat of the day if you don't have to. My mrs walks a good few km in the course of her work inside an air conditioned  shop. Where as I now get up at 5am go out into my wilderness garden for 2 hrs in the vain attempt  to slowly tame it. Then I'm  only venturing outside if I have to untill the sun goes down enough to venture to the local markets for food and the odd Chang at the local shop. Every other day the wilderness gets kicked into touch for a ride out on push bike.

I am not a mad dog but I am an Englishman. I go out into the midday sun more than four days a week and cycle for up to two hours with no ill effects whatsoever! Yes, here in Thailand!  I have been doing that for nearly ten years. I WOULD be an idiot if I did that and I was affected badly by it. I am not, so I do it and I enjoy it.

What you actually mean, is that you would be an idiot if YOU did it!

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7 minutes ago, ChrisKC said:

I am not a mad dog but I am an Englishman. I go out into the midday sun more than four days a week and cycle for up to two hours with no ill effects whatsoever! Yes, here in Thailand!  I have been doing that for nearly ten years. I WOULD be an idiot if I did that and I was affected badly by it. I am not, so I do it and I enjoy it.

What you actually mean, is that you would be an idiot if YOU did it!

No I was correct in the first place. Point proved me thinks the midday heat has got to you more than you realize.

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1 minute ago, Deepinthailand said:

No I was correct in the first place. Point proved me thinks the midday heat has got to you more than you realize.

You are right, I didn't realise that I didn't realise.

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My wife has been great about hiking. We have done cave hikes(some were 4 kms up). We did mountain walks to waterfalls. Walked up what seemed like 8,234,612 stairs to a temple top in Pran Buri yet I put a 4" lift kit on my truck and she whines about it everyday and wants me to put a side step to get in because she says it makes her tired...I don't get it.

 

Oh yeah... I meant to mention all hikes came with a lot of moaning how tired she was and always cost me some snacks....LOL

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Actually - it depends on a few things.....

 

Is it a storewide sale....

 

What are those people watching/doing that she doesn't know about....

 

The location of the sun covered parking.....

 

No distance problems when on a family excursion/visit/friends visiting to walk the sights or the 3,000,000 steps to get to a yet unseen temple.....

 

No problems seeing everything on destination vacations/holidays....

 

However, mostly limited to watering the plants & gardening in the yard....

 

Her elliptical is a fine place to hang/sort the ironed clothes & I keep the tires topped off on her bicycles in the anticipation of those once in a blue moon rides....

 

Short answer - she can scenic/market/purpose walk with the best of them when she needs or wants.....

 

She just usually doesn't want to....

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Mine goes for a walk with me everyday, but it is mostly for me and not for her. But she met up with some other women in the village and they started jogging together every morning at 5 am. I am really impressed as this has lasted almost for a full week already. Longer than last time!

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My wife can walk alongside me everywhere I go at the same speed and distance that I can. No difference. Actually she could probably walk further than me. She's Thai. I guess the hot, humid weather, sweating and smelling of body odour puts off alot of Thai women walking long distances.

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18 minutes ago, Wilsonandson said:

My wife can walk alongside me everywhere I go at the same speed and distance that I can. No difference. Actually she could probably walk further than me. She's Thai. I guess the hot, humid weather, sweating and smelling of body odour puts off alot of Thai women walking long distances.

 

My wife does not sweat like I do and she always smells good. Fortunately I know about deodorants. Plus the pong depends on what you eat.

 

 

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We loved to explore on foot or bicycle. Thailand's climate is not exactly the best place for hours of hiking or cycling but we would go on all day strawls exploring cities or other sides. Slow passed, plenty of stops to enjoy the view.

 

When she immigrated to the Netherlands the climate was a lot more favourable for long walks and cycling. Especially in spring and autumn when it was not too hot, not too cold, some sunshine but not too much either,  she absolutely loved to go on walks or cycling with me.  On many a day  if I'd ask her what she would like to do today she'd say she wished to go out for a walk or a cycling tour together. We enjoyed many such a walk or cycle tour through the farmfields, forests and dunes. Taking in fresh air, enjoying nature. We'd also go city trips in Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe and we'd cover plenty of kilometers admiring the architecture of (old) buildings.

 

So  how far could she walk? As far as I could.  Must be a complicating factor if one has a partner who hates or dislikes walking and sight seeing if you yourself do. That's a compatibility issue. I'm glad my loved one wasn't lazy, but that she did enjoy excersize and going out to explore and learn more about cultures, nature, history etc. just as much as I did and do. I think we encouraged eachother to do so more frequently. This year, being windowed, I have spent a lot less time cycling, walking and hiking. Such things are after all much more fun together and as a bonus give plenty of conversation material to talk about with your dearest. 

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