The Long Ride Home - Ban Mueang to Nong Khai - finish of the ride in Thailand.
A great view of the Mekong River on rising early today. A very misty morning over coffee and Thai doughnuts watching the local fishermen lay their nets for the day before heading off to the finish at Nong Khai.
A huge 116 kms day ahead and considered long distance for cycling on the last day to Nong Khai but after smashing mountains for 90 percent of the tour since leaving Chiang Rai the ride over the last couple of days for us was relatively easy going.
Regardless of time, distance, mountains or bad roads one can ride on through all my rides, the most important thing is riding for my cause, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder sufferers - The Long Ride Home will continue to ride globally for total victory over PTSD.
Approaching winter here in the North Eastern region of Thailand, the mornings are quite cold and even the local dogs are rugged up.
Nong Khai is a northeastern Thai province on the banks of the Mekong River. The provincial capital, also called Nong Khai, is a gateway to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, via the Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge. In the city’s east, Sala Keoku Park has giant concrete Buddhist, Hindu and Christian statues. Northeast along the river, the jungle-covered Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary is home to elephants, deer, bears and monkeys.
For those that have followed the long ride home website and Facebook page from Chiang Rai to Nong Khai and who have supported the cause by simply passing on your supporting comments throughout, on behalf of The Long Ride Home staff back in Australia and the support crew who joined me for this 1,200 km ride over the last 12 days of cycling many thanks, warmest regards and Merry Xmas to you all.
Truck Sams and crew at the finish point, Nong Khai North Eastern Thailand, on The Long Ride Home.