Another week, another bike ride. Following on my previous post where I mapped (probably) all of the future rail routes in Bangkok, I decided to have a bit of fun and get creative with my next ride. Well…more creative than normal. Making routes around Bangkok in Google Maps is something that I really like doing – it’s a matter of using the map view to find a rough route from A to B, and then zooming in to refine the route using satellite view and street view to find short-cuts and obstacles you can’t see on the map view. Anyway, after I had some work done to my bike I wanted to test it out on a short ride before I set off on an epic journey and broke down halfway, so I decided to follow a route right in the heart of Rattanakosin that I traced myself. But what route to follow? I thought a bit and then decided to trace something simple – myself.
I know it’s not that big of a deal to simply follow a pre-traced route, but it was kind of neat to build the word in my mind as I rode my bike. Plus, this is a really cool area – Bangkok was founded literally 200m to the west of where I started, at the City Pillar Shrine, and some of the buildings there are hundreds of years old.
Anyway, I started at the beginning of the cursive G and rode slowly east, then north, then west, then south…you get the picture. I followed the letters slowly until I finished at the end of g – about 8km total.