20 April 2014

  • General data:
    • We started off at Tony's Place around 0830 Hr with as objective Wat Bang Sai at the confluence of the present Noi and Chao Phraya River and Wat Yi Pa in its vicinity. We left Ayutthaya via the Sena Bridge in direction of Ang Thong and passed by Wat Worachet. We continued in western direction until Nam Tao, where we turned south in direction of Bang Sai, following the right bank of the Noi River. We made a short stop at a friends' house in Bang Yi tho and continued down river. We arrived at Wat Bang Sai at the mouth of the Noi River around 1100 Hr and took a 30 minute break. We visited Wat Yi Pa in the immediate vicinity. Wat Yi Pa is mentioned on an early 18th century map of the "Menam" published in the work "Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën" of the Dutch minister and naturalist François Valentijn (1666 - 1727). Thereafter we crossed the Noi River near Wat Bang Phat and turned into the fields towards Wat Pak Kran, via "the endless track". From Wat Pak Kran we followed for a while the waterway Lam Rang Prakan until reaching Wat Chai Watthanaram. We re-entered the city island via the Sena Bridge and via U-Thong Rd we arrived at our starting point at 1345 Hr. From early morning the Humidex factor stood high above 50 C and we were biking in a dangerous discomfort zone. We reduced our speed and took regular breaks along our track. It was just a hell of a ride.
    • The weather was partly sunny, partly cloudy sky. Maximum temperature was around 37.2 C with SSW to SE wind between 5.6 and 18.5 Km/Hr. Humidity was 48-61 % (Source: TMD).
    • Technical data of the trip was as follows: Total Distance: 70.95 Km; Moving Average: 19.5 Km/Hr; Overall Average: 13.6 Km/Hr; Maximum Speed: 37.1 Km/Hr; Moving time: 3 Hr 38 Min; Stopped Time: 1 Hr 35 Min; Total Time: 5 Hr 13 Min.
  • Number of participants: 2 (Sean & Pat) 

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