Video: Phil Atwill Goes to Thailand - Part 1

Dec 10, 2018
by VeeTireCo  
Views: 8,621    Faves: 8    Comments: 0


Words by Vee Tire

During the 2018 UCI MTB World Championship in Lenzerheide Switzerland, Phil Atwill (UK) met ChinnapatSukchanya (Thailand) for first time.Both athletes are Vee Factory Ride members (Vee Tire Co. tire development program), they shared their experience about DH racing, tire setup and riding plans after race season finished.

Phil, having never been to Asia, Chinnapat offered to show him the spots to visit in Thailand, to shred and enjoy the country. As most DH racers, Phil loves to ride motorcycles,so the plans to do roadtrip from Bangkok to Chiang Mai with their DH bikes strapped to the back of the moto where planed out! The final destination, the International Chiang Mai Enduro (ICE) 2018. They will compete with other riders from around the globe, in 8 Stages of ICE 2018 around Chiang Mai, Doi Suthep and Doi Pui trails.

In Episode 1, Phil and Chinnapat explore various spots around Bangkok riding tuk-tuk, preparing and visiting the Vee Tire Co. factory. The next day, the adventure begins. They start to riding North of Thailand, heading to Chiang Mai. While on the road they stop for lunch in a traditional Thai restaurant. Things are about to get hot, sour and spicy!

Enjoy the 1st video of #dreamingdreamtrip and wait for 2nd video soon. Have a good time, lads!



MENTIONS: @VeeTireCo



36 Comments

  • + 22
 Sorry, but this was totally uncalled for. Total waste of my time.
Phil's one of my favorite riders to watch, so for me it's instant clickbait - but why on earth would i wanna watch him visit a tire factory and eat Thai food?!
  • + 5
 Oooh! Didn't you spend more time on your negative comment? He did a wallride Damn it!
  • + 6
 Phil is one of my favorite riders too, but there is more to the story of a top level rider than just being on the bike. I have to disagree with you here on it being a waste of time. I think it's cool to see what goes on with riders off the track.
  • + 2
 @timrippeth: I happily agree to disagree Smile
U got a point. Still, the ratio of blabber to riding in this video is too much for me.
  • + 1
 @Neale1978:
Nope, i type real fast. Even more so when spewing negativity. A level of streamlined perfection achieved only by true computer geeks with too much time on the keyboard and not enough time to ride Smile
  • + 25
 Cor blimey guvna, tasty innit but not exactly pie and bleedin' chips.
  • + 2
 not entirely sure why you got neged
  • + 3
 @albrow22: Tickled me. Fixed that.
  • - 1
 @Neale1978: did me that's what I'm saying
  • + 9
 I spent the last 3 weeks traveling in Thailand, I saw these guys in Chiang Mai when I was riding up there. The food, riding and people in Thailand are great.
  • + 8
 What up man? I'm gonna take a stab and assume that you are the Irish dude my wife and I were riding with in Chiang Mai. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip!

Indeed, the riding in Thailand is awesome! Along with the food, people, and just about everything else.
  • + 3
 @tjallen: .....it's a small world, after all......
  • + 4
 @tjallen: You stabbed correctly, had a great time thanks for sending on the pics.
  • + 3
 Mind. Effing. Blown.
  • + 5
 @VeeTireCo I am available for press release editing duties; and am willing to be paid in tires. Also; I live in the PNW, so can provide valuable feedback on their suitability in our terrain.
  • + 14
 why not? Send us message dude
  • + 5
 instantly mocks asians while boarding the plane.
  • + 3
 yeah definitely not cool, pretty dull vid as well
  • + 3
 Is he Flow Smasher available in the US, also My Flow Snaps have been grippin and rippin the snow. my favorite all around tire ever. super tacky too!
  • + 5
 Well, the tires on Phil Atwill bike is Snap WCE, it will be available beginning next year
  • + 1
 @VeeTireCo: im finna buy those WCE. Vee's have unbeatable price and traction.
  • + 4
 where is some shreding? :/
  • + 4
 it was cool to see him and Cody Kelly here in Thailand.
  • + 1
 Can't bloody wait for part 2. And maybe he'll reveal why he apologised to the country!!!! What happens in Thailand stays in Thailand
  • + 1
 well said sir!!!
  • + 2
 Ummm wheres the riding....?
  • + 1
 This article would be a little easier to read and a lot more convincing is someone proof read it before publishing.
  • + 1
 Hopefully we will get to see the Asian Enduro Series after race party in episode 2...
  • + 1
 @VeeTireCo see you next time I'm there or at Eurobike. We should go riding this time instead of just sales talk.
Cheers
  • + 1
 We have the most useless video of the year. We've go our champion!!
  • + 1
 I wanna see some propper shreding on the awesome new tyee, gogo part 2
  • + 1
 wait for episode 2 soon
  • + 1
 Love to watch this MF’er ride!!!!
  • - 1
 I'll NEVER but VEE tires now. What a waist, give a little when you want to promote a product.
  • - 2
 All I can say is Philthy Phil Atwill at his Phinest!!!
  • + 1
 He is pretty wild on and off bike

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