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Chong Phli – Day 22 & 23

Nothing much exciting to report.  2 days ago I tried Round the Bend 6a+.  Sadly I could not even make it to the second bolt.  I need to watch somebody climb this to see how it’s done.  It’s only a 6a+.  It shouldn’t be that hard.  After giving up on Round the Bend 6a+, I climbed EFZ 6a+ a few times then did Mad Skills 6b but needed one take on that since I was getting tired.   I led it without pre hanging the quickdraws like I did previously and it was interesting because I ended up climbing it a little differently.

Today I climbed Chutzpah 6a+.  Leading it was easier than last time and then I did several laps on top rope.

After climbing we ate lunch at Khow Soy Restaurant.  I think this is one of the best Thai restaurants in Ao Nang.  They have a good variety of food from all over Thailand and Laos.  The dishes are done well and always delicious.  The only downside to this restaurant is that it’s a bit more expensive than the others.  But it’s worth it for the good service and food.

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Coconut shake. Arroy Mak Mak! Means very delicious in Thai. It was so good I had another one for dessert. Last time in Thailand I had more than one of these in a day I was peeing out of my butt for 3 days.

No school today meant I had some time to kill before going to yoga.  So I took a little nap back in the room then left for yoga about an hour early to go for a bike ride.  Not sure how far I went but I was really tired and hot when I got to yoga.  Didn’t do so well in yoga and spent a lot of time in childs pose.  It was a pretty good multi-sport day today!

My Bicycle

IMG_6274Well, I finally got a bicycle.  It’s not the Fuji Feather I was lusting after but it is a Fuji and it is a fixed gear.  The seat hurts a lot, and I want to put bullhorn handlebars on it.  I also need to add a front brake.  But so far I like it.  Though I have not felt the “mystical connection between a fixed-gear cyclist and bicycle” or some other bs fixed gear fanatics like to talk about.