Back in the day, I used to ride my bike a lot. Like, every other weekend I’d be off on a 60, 80, or even 100km ride (my personal maximum). But after having a kid and getting busy with other projects, my bike riding took a back seat, and I only tended to get out once every six weeks or so.

It’s amazing how quickly your stamina drops off, because these days, I can barely manage to get up to 40k without wanting to pack it in. Granted, this is based on recent rides during the punishing summer heat, but still – my legs ain’t what they used to be.

That being said, I was psyched when the lockdown provided the opportunity to get out on some quiet weekends, because, well, what else was I going to do?  I also recently bought a GoPro, which I promptly mounted to my handles, and decided to give people stuck inside the opportunity to live vicariously through me, and go for a bike ride in Bangkok.

Note: Please ignore the lockdown beard. It is now gone, much to the relief of my wife.