Category Archives: Driving

Beware Of The No-Goat Zone

Back in 2006 a Swiss man was caught speeding on a Canadian highway. The cop radared the violator going 161 km/h (100mph) in a 100 km/h (60mph) zone 1. The foreign driver apologized for his transgression and explained to the traffic officer that he was taking advantage “of the ability to go faster without risking […]

Songkran Driving

Nothing says Songkran better in Thailand than getting into an accident with a drunk, as revealed in this series of email dated from 2006. EMAIL from the Old Roue April 4 after I invited him to join me on a trip to Phnom Penh to escape the Songkran madness. His reply. No thanx, Iím driving […]

A MAN OF SPEED by Peter Nolan Smith

Fatherís Day has complemented Motherís Day since 1910, although the holiday remained unofficial for decades and most Americans treated Fatherís Day as a joke, until LBJ proclaimed the Third Sunday in June as Fatherís Day. Richard Nixon made it permanent six years later. ďThe only thing I get for Fatherís Day are bills,Ē my father […]

JAI YEN MAI by Peter Nolan Smith

Several years ago on Boxing Day my daughter was playing on our soi in Pattaya. A pick-up roared down the street like the driver had murdered his wife and was bell-bent for the border. From my perspective the bumper came too close to my little precious daughter and I jumped on my scooter to chase […]

Ohio Getaway

Pot costs about $800 a pound in California and several years ago two boys from Duchess County New York decided to drive cross-country, score ten pounds, and drive back with the weed to sell OZs at $80. Neither Mike not Earl could remember a big bust in their hometown for ages. The cops were old […]