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Cycle Tracks Pattaya/Jomtien


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I live in Bangkok. My 8 year old son and I go cycling quite often in Bangers. I know of a few dedicated cycle tracks around the city now in parks and so on.. All about 5 km loops. We usually do between 15-20 km.

I have been trying to google anything similar in Pattaya /Jomtien for our next trip. Take the bikes and away we go for the weekend. But I'm not having any luck finding tracks.

Does anyone know of anything similar  in the areas I mentioned?

Cheers!

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17 minutes ago, Upnotover said:

Mabprachan lake ought to do the trick.

 

Yes this is the best one for beginners /families. There is a much more difficult one near Silver lake, on 1003, lot's of up and downs, 16km

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There is a great bike path out past Ko Chee Chan, called "The Kings Path" Its strictly for bikes and is about 17km in length with alot of ups and downs, but quite a nice and beautiful ride.

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Yes, the lake is pretty much your best bet  because of your kid, depending on your starting point, all the way around should net you 20 KM, with a short grade on one side (Nongrue)  

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One does not need a bicycle track to enjoy cycling. Plenty of backroads available all over Thailand. Couple remarks regarding your son's bike. Adjust the saddle to a higher position as it is to low. He will get tired in the upper legs to fast and it's not good for his knees. The reason you put it to low is because he wants to touch the ground, right? Adjust it as soon as he gets more confidence. He should not sit on the saddle when starting to cycle as he will push the bike out of balance from the start. He should stand  and have his prefered foot (playing football) on the pedal in the lower position (stability) , make a step (speed) sit down and start to cycle. Stopping is the same thing, brake get off the saddle , keep one foot on the pedal and put the other one on the ground. (reversed from the start). He will need not much time to adjust, don't force him, just teach him. Adjust his saddle so is horizontal and does not point up or down. His pair of shorts will limit his movements to get on and off the bike, they are to long. Cycle behind your son so that you can see him and talk, to him if needed. In some countries they advise the parents to cycle in front but you have to turn your head, make it more dangerous.  Enjoy your cycling.

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Just to add something to the Lads Saddle position.

He should be able to touch the Ground when sitting on the Saddle .

BUT, only with one Leg down and with his Toes only, and the Bike jut leaning slightly into the Down Leg..

This will be his most comfortable position.

If you are a little more adventurous, there are Mountain Bike Trails at Khao Mia Kaeo which is only about 6 Km further East along 4240 Route from Mabpruchan ( Pong ) at the Khao Mia Kaeo Reservation Park.

Wherever you choose to go , be safe.

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20 hours ago, Cake Monster said:

Just to add something to the Lads Saddle position.

He should be able to touch the Ground when sitting on the Saddle .

BUT, only with one Leg down and with his Toes only, and the Bike jut leaning slightly into the Down Leg..

This will be his most comfortable position.

If you are a little more adventurous, there are Mountain Bike Trails at Khao Mia Kaeo which is only about 6 Km further East along 4240 Route from Mabpruchan ( Pong ) at the Khao Mia Kaeo Reservation Park.

Wherever you choose to go , be safe.

You forgot 1 thing the bottom bracket on a Mountain bike is 2 inches or around 5 cm higher positioned (for adult bikes) than on a regular old lady bike. He has to sit perfect when he cycles not while standing still. 🙂 So the technique I explained is for a mountain bike style set-up. The one you talk about is for a regular bike set up yes it is more comfortable but not correct.

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2 minutes ago, SomchaiCNX said:

You forgot 1 thing the bottom bracket on a Mountain bike is 2 inches or around 5 cm higher positioned (for adult bikes) than on a regular old lady bike. He has to sit perfect when he cycles not while standing still. 🙂 So the technique I explained is for a mountain bike style set-up. The one you talk about is for a regular bike set up yes it is more comfortable but not correct.

When all is said and done, the lad is just learning to enjoy cycling with his Father.

We can assist him, but he will find his own style as he advances and becomes more competent.

Its just good that he is enjoying himself on a Bike, and long may it continue.

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1 hour ago, Cake Monster said:

When all is said and done, the lad is just learning to enjoy cycling with his Father.

We can assist him, but he will find his own style as he advances and becomes more competent.

Its just good that he is enjoying himself on a Bike, and long may it continue.

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Thanks for all the replies. Regarding the seat height, I think it's too low but he wants it there. He  can only just tip-toe the floor at the moment and wants to feel the floor. ( His words) lol!

Cheers! We are having a great time together!

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  • 2 months later...

I recommend the cycle lane that skirts about 30% of Bang Phra reservoir near Sriracha, it’s almost exclusively used by runners, the serious cyclists are using the road.

 

I definitely do not recommend Mabprachan, well certainly not in the late afternoon/early evening. It’s swarming with a deadly mixture of families with young kids, dogs and speeding cyclists.

 

I rode it once and will not ride there again.

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