2009 GT Rider Christmas Ride

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - Road Trip Reports' started by DavidFL, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    SATURDAY 26 DECEMBER 2009

    MEET: X-Centre Mae Rim from 8AM on. "Early" brekky for those who need it.

    THE FAST RIDERS MASTER PLAN

    DEPART X-Centre 9.00AM.

    THE WAY: Chiang Mai - Wiang Pa Pao - Phrao - Ping Khong - Rim Doi Resort - Chiang Dao - Chiang Mai.

    THE ROUTE NOS: 118 - 1150 - 1178 - 107

    From the X-Centre, ride back down Route 107 to the outer ring road, route 121.

    Turn left on the outer ring road Route 121
    Follow route 121 to Route 118 & the Chiang Rai road.

    Turn left onto Route 118 The Chiang Rai Road, & follow Route 118 non-stop to Cabbages & Condoms on Route 118.

    At Cabbages & Condoms: Brief drink 10-15 minute gossip & photo stop under the condoms.

    Back on the road. Continue on Route 118 to the route 1150 turn off south of Wiang Pa Pao.
    Regroup.

    Turn left & ride Route 1150 non-stop to Phrao.
    Regroup at the PTT petrol station in Phrao. Fuel up for those who need it.

    Continue on Route 1150 30 kms to Ping Khong & the junction with Route 107.
    Regroup

    Turn left & head south on Route 107 4.7 kms to Route 1178 & turn right to Rim Doi Resort.

    Arrive Rim Doi around 1pm for lunch.

    At Rim Doi meet up with the leisurely riders.
    Eat drink & be merry GT Riders.

    Depart Rim Doi approx 3-3.30 PM for Chiang Mai.

    Ride at your own pace to Chiang Mai.

    Arrive Chiang Mai approx 4-4.30PM+

    Regroup at the Kafe for happy hour Merry Christmas drinks.

    THE LEISURELY PHANTOM & CRUISER RIDERS MASTER PLAN

    DEPART X-Centre 9.30-45AM.

    THE WAY: Chiang Mai – Phrao – Ping Khong – Rim Doi Resort – Chiang Dao – Chiang Mai.

    THE ROUTE NOS: 107 – 1260 – 1001 - 1150 - 1178 - 107

    From the X-Centre, ride back down Route 107 to Mae Rim & Route 1260
    Turn left & follow Route 1260 to Route 1001

    Turn left onto Route 1001 & ride 40 kms north to Ban Pa Mai
    At Ban Pa Mai take a 15 mins drink stop, shoot the breeze & take some photos.

    Continue on Route 1001 for 50.3 kms to Phrao & Route 1150

    In Phrao, turn left & regroup at the PTT petrol station. 20 minutes drink stop & fuel up for those who need it.

    Continue on Route 1150 30 kms to Ping Khong & the junction with Route 107.
    Regroup

    Turn left & head south on Route 107 4.7 kms to Route 1178

    Turn right onto Route 1178 & go 1.5 kms to Rim Doi Resort.

    Arrive Rim Doi around 1PM for lunch.

    At Rim Doi Resort meet up with the fast riders

    Eat drink & be merry GT Riders.

    Depart Rim Doi approx 3-3.30 PM for Chiang Mai.

    Ride at your own pace to Chiang Mai.

    Arrive Chiang Mai approx 4.00 - 4.30PM+

    Regroup at the Kafe for happy hour Merry Christmas drinks.

    Merry Christmas to you all.

    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL SUPPORT & TRIP REPORTS IN 2009.
     
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  3. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    As we talked yesterday, I'm in with Mr. 'Hae Rabert' on either the SRX or a rented ER6N, so two bikes here. Looking very much forward to it !! Cheers, Franz
     
  4. ray23

    ray23 Ol'Timer

    Two ride plans now that is a great idea, might come close to matching riders ability.

    You guys have fun I can't make it, I'll pass it on the ride list maybe someone can make it.
     
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Ol'Timer

    Count me in and I'll opt for the cruiser group as a hangover on the Bonnie does not make for spirited riding! ;-)

    Cheers,

    Pikey.
     
  6. monsterman

    monsterman Ol'Timer

    I may well be there too ......but with wife and minimonster and in the car as we are doing a family tour .
     
  7. chiangmairich

    chiangmairich Ol'Timer

    Lookin good for a run too,agree with Pikey though and will do the cruiser loop as the reaction times may be impaired!
    CYA there
     
  8. Muzz

    Muzz Ol'Timer

    Hi David, a Merry Christmas to all of you and your families. I would like to be there but I am not very good at first time meets, so I may see some of you at the Cafe over the next couple of weeks as I am relocating.
     
  9. Pikey

    Pikey Ol'Timer

    C'mon Muzz, join in and pop your cherry! None of us bite and it would be an excellent time to meet you. After all, you have 200+ posts and to my knowledge, nobody here in CNX has met you yet. Give it a go - you may like it ;-)

    Cheers,

    Pikey.
     
  10. pee

    pee Ol'Timer

    ... We 'll be in... Rather for the longer ride. However 2 up on the DRZ we might fall a bit behind the faster riders... Never mind.
    Looking forward to see all you on the 26th.
     
  11. Ally

    Ally Ol'Timer

    Great weather this year !

    Thanks for a great route David & thanks also to the company of some friendly people.

    Here are just a couple of pics of our stop at Phrao.

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    See you again next year !!

    Ally
     
  12. pee

    pee Ol'Timer

    ... More riders could have show up, although there were quite a few bikes under the sun at Rim Doi Resort parking lot
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    ... While Thais delegates had found a nice spot in the shade...
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    ...Getting ready for the food ordering game
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  13. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Thank you to all those guys & gals who turned up.
    It was a nice group of varied people, personalities & bikes.

    I enjoyed seeing such a diverse group ride together nicely, enjoy each other’s company plus a nice lunch at Rim Doi, where I think not many photos were taken - we were all busy eating, nattering away & savouring the day.
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    Rim Doi is such a nice place with bungalows, lake & good food I would not mind organizing an overnight trip there next year some time.
     
  14. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    David organising an overnight trip next time is cool and we will be in !!!
    Thanks to all for the pleasant company, hope to ride with you soon again !!!
    Pee, yessss our Thais and the sun; and the food............55555 always same same :lol: :lol: :lol: ......
    Cheers, Franz
     
  15. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    :D bump. :lol-sign:

    For 2010 go here
    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/33779-2010-Christmas-Ride
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  16. ray23

    ray23 Ol'Timer

    Looks like a good event for everyone
     

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