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Krabi

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

It’s been2 weeks since my arrival at camp here in Krabi, Thailand. The first week of camp is always a bit hazy as you get whacked from all ends.  Between the time change, the training, and the heat  you are left  feeling as ifyou are in a never ending dream.  You know you are awake and are aware of what is going on, yet you sort of feel spacey.   Oh and let me tell you, it’s hot here!! When I left New Jersey 2 weeks ago the temperature sturggled to get above 32 degrees farenheit. Well, here it doesn’t drop below 32 degrees celcius.   But 2 weeks in I am finally feeling like myself again. Our location is perfect for training, we are just a few kms from the track and pool. The roads really open up once you get out of the central city so there is some fantastic riding here as well. There are lots of dogs but very rarely do you run into an aggresive one. Below are some photos from our hotel.  The whole team is staying here so you can usually always find some one to join you for lunch or dinner. 

My Room

My Room

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Our Roof Top Kitchen

Our Roof Top KitchenOur View From The Kitchen

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Snooker

Snooker

Some of our neighbors playing snooker.  The hotel restaurant  has great food and it’s cheap, cheap. I think by the end of camp we will seem like part of the hotel family.  Such a simple life these guys have.  Every night they come to the restaurant to play snooker, drink beer, and watch soccer.  This Sunday we will watch the Manny Pacquiao fight with them.   
Last weekend we celebrated Stephen and Azmil’s birthdays.  Azmil is our bike mechanic that came in for the weekend from Singapore to work on some of our bikes.
Jan Handing Stephen His Cake

Jan Handing Stephen His Cake

 

Maki Handing Azmil His Cake

Maki Handing Azmil His Cake

So as you can see, once the days training is done, we are enjoying the simpler things life  here in Krabi has to offer! 
 On Sunday after our long run, Alex and his wife Ellen took us to the beach on Chicken Island.  We took a small boat from Aou Nang Beach to Chichen Island where we  enjoyed a nice lunch and then did some snorkling. 
Getting In Our Taxi Bus

Getting In Our Taxi Bus

Jan Putting On His Tanning Oil

Jan Putting On His Tanning Oil

James and I Enjoying The Ride

James and I Enjoying The Ride

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Chicken Island's Beach

Chicken Island's Beach

Alex Happy To Be On Land After A Wet Boat Ride

Alex Happy To Be On Land After A Wet Boat Ride

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Sunset Over Ao Nang

Sunset Over Ao Nang

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After long day at the beach we enjoyed a nice dinner right on the beach.  A nice way to get refreshed to start off another week of training…..
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