Vietnam To India By Bicycle – Preparation

So I am finally ready to announce my plans for a bicycle ride from Vietnam, through Laos and Thailand. From Bangkok I will fly the bicycle to India and ride around for a few more months visiting Nepal and Sri Lanka as well.

I am not sure how the trip will end but I may ride from Bangkok back to Danang via Cambodia and Southern Vietnam.

Bike Trip 01a

I will be taking it very slow as I have never done a long distance bike ride before. As you can see in the pics the bike is all set up and I will leave Danang as early as possible tomorrow morning.

Bike Trip 06

For anyone who is interested, the bike is a Koga Signature, imported from Holland. I will carry my stuff in two rear panniers, a backpack on the rack and a handlebar bag.

Bike Trip 04

The seat, possibly the most important feature of the bike is a world famous Brooks saddle. It looks and feels very hard but I am confident it will mold to the shape of my arse or it will reshape my arse or something like that, I just hope it is comfortable, so far so good.

Bike Trip 05

I will be posting regular updates here and keeping track of my progress and let you know where on the map I am. How frequently I update depends on internet access and time.

Bike Trip 03

Please keep up to date with the trip and leave comments on this site and the Lee Fritze Travels Facebook Page. I need all the encouragement I can get.

Lee Fritze

By Lee Fritze

I'm an expat with the opportunity to travel. I use this blog to share my thoughts on the places I visit and to keep in touch with family, friends and travellers I meet.


  1. Good on ya lad and keep the adventure going. At it’s bleakest is the brightest. Enjoy. I am settled into Albuquerque, NM. Keep that bike going and ride in to Abq some time.

  2. Lee. Good luck with your pedals, remember the road is longer than you think therefore stop to smell the cow shit along the way. Anf take photos of it too.

  3. I will pray for you everyday. And follow your trip on website. Remember your commitment otherwise you have to get the other choice :))
    Have a safe trip. Proud of you. XXX

  4. Lee,

    We wish you the best of luck on your trip! We both think that what you are doing is amazing. We are impressed that you are taking on such a life-changing challenge and we look forward to following your journey. We will be checking your blog regularly to see how it’s going.

    Mark and Chelsea

  5. Thanks for the comments guys. Wish I could have seen all of you before I left. I was in a bit of a rush to get started. Keep in touch.

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