New experiences and adventures are what cycling is all about. I’ve ridden and raced in spaces and places far and wide and I'm always up for another challenge. So when I was contacted by Mike Pryde of Neil Pryde bikes and presented with an option to join his crew on their annual trip to the Tour of Friendship in Thailand, I looked at as an opportunity to do just that. 5 stages over 5 days in a beautiful country; yeah, game on. Mike is a good friend I met while cycling in Hong Kong and is generally the czar of all that is riding, racing and community in the HK. He’d rounded up a diverse and quite eclectic crew. Most were a mystery as I entered into this challenge, but cycling is a bond that brings all types of people together, despite the language, job, or social standing.