Chiang Mai Enduro 23rd 24th July.

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by Ian Bungy, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    We had the Organisers of the FIM Asia Open Enduro Championship 2011 Round 3 here today finalising the Trails for this coming Weekends Event here in Mae Rim! The HQ for Registration and Scrutineering is at the 700 Year Stadium. This is a 2 Day Event,
    Saturday 23rd. They will go between 700 Year Stadium and the X-Centre in Mae Rim, They will be covering all the Trails and Hills in between! 9:30 till 19:30.
    Sunday 24th
    Parc Ferme at 700 year Stadium opens at 7:30 and another Days events follow with the event scheduled to finish at 16:30.
    Here is the Promoter of this Event from Enduro Thailand "Amnart Marnrat" and aother organiser who were finalising some of the Trails to be used. They have spent all of today up in the Hills.
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    They were Riding some interesting Motorcycles!
    Modified Yamaha Spark!
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    Kawasaki KLX 140.
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    This is the Banner they have put up on the Road Frontage at the X-Centre as this will be one of the Staging Points of Saturdays races!
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    So should be a Great Weekend of Action for those interested in either Riding or Watching get down to the 700 Year Stadium Saturday at 9:30 for more information!
     
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

  4. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    You are somewhat correct Rossi, I have just spoken to the Event Organisers, The International Side pulled out at the last moment due to Sponsorship Failings? The Event being Held Saturday and Sunday is still a Northern Regional Event so depends exactly what You call a Local Only event? The North of Thailand is quite a large area? Also All Riders are Welcome Regardless of Nationality? Having said that Who are We to P**s on someones Fire? The Organisers have gone to a lot of Work to get this going and to go it alone after being left out in the Cold by the International side at the last minute deserves some Kudos in My Eyes? Well done for their Effort and commitment Hence We are actually helping sponsor some of the Event Ourselves! If some of The other supposed Rider Based community actually supported such like events instead of belittling them for doing something constructive Maybe everyone would benefit? And Please No Emails, Texts and Arguments are needed to follow a Factual Post Thanks?
    To Re-Cap: All Riders of any Nationality are welcome so please come along and join in and support all the local Community whether they are Riders or not! See You there.
     
  5. Tom Forde

    Tom Forde Ol'Timer

    Thanks for the info guys.
    My Thai mechanic has been tuning up Thai bikes for the past 2 weeks for this race.
    Meanwhile my old old 750 Honda is without a CDI unit.
    Stop pissing up each others leg what ever.
    Many people are affected by this event.
    Not just a couple of ferangs! Many Thais are also pissed off.
    I payed 5000bht to get the old CB750 fixed, and 2 weeks later nothin.
    Mark and Ian, I have not got anything against you, I realy admire you for what you both have achieved in Thailand.
    I believe you need to resolve your problems, guys we are only guests here.
    And I need my bloody honda fixed!
    Tom
     
  6. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Well the Enduro went on as Scheduled besides the best efforts of the Weather to Disrupt it! There was a Real Big Rain storm only an Hour before the Bikes arrived so Lucky it cleared for the actual Race! I arrived early and they had already set up Banners at the X-Centre and the Staging area!
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    The First to arrive besides a few Organisers was HRH the Grand Princess, The Princess was the Patron of this Particular Event! I must say with Good Taste in Vehicles! A Brand New Audi A8, besides a few other Vehicles.
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    They had the Usual Escort Vehicles.
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    Wasn't long before the Bikes arrived under Highway Police Escort.
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    The Head of the Highway Police.
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    There ended up around 80 Riders which wasn't a Bad effort considering the Weather etc. I was Surprised that most Bikes were Modern Weapons, Yamaha, Honda & Kawasaki. I expected to See more Thai Modified Scooters but there was actually only about 10 or so of them! They all Staged together.
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    They were organised by the officials who had this Timing System set up.
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    Almost immediately the Bikes were sent off at 1 Minute Intervals so they had some Distance between them when it got Tough Going and from all accounts it was pretty Tough up there in the Hills as given the past few Months of Rain it was Very Muddy, Slippery and a lot of Deep Ruts! There were still some Bikes passing the X-Centre into the Evening so obviously couldn't complete the Track? Amongst the 80 odd Riders I saw a few Foreign Riders 2 that I have meet before so a pretty slim entrance on that part and 1 Tough Girl was giving it a Go. She was Riding an old Honda XR100 but it seemed to go OK and She was Full Throttle when She left!
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    Na from the Local Motocross Shop in town was a Competitor.
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    We even had some Thai Movie Stars watching!
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    There were quite a few Local Farangs here watching and Taking Photos so see if they Post any? I am also waiting to take a look at the Photos My Staff took so if there are some Good ones I will post them later?
    Today the Event was taking place down by Ob Khan National Park. Maybe some of the Guys will get some Photos down there also? Anyway all in all a Successful day so Thanks to all those who Helped!
     
  7. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Some More Photos of this Weekends Event!
    Riders and Bikes from a Different View!
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    One of the few Farang in a Sea of Enduro Bikes!
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    More Bikes.
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    This Australian has a 330 Big Bore Kit, different Injector etc amongst other things on His Fuel Injected KLX. Said it goes Great only 2 issues. Idle speed of 2000RPM and Dismal Fuel Range!!! He carries Extra Fuel in His Back Pack!
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    More Bikes.
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    Local Mae Rim Guy Home. He Runs His own Shop making Exhaust Systems for all sorts of Bikes all over Thailand, You may have heard of Him "Home Moto"? I have one of His Systems on My KLX, Great!!!
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    Some of the Sponsors and Organisers. Well Done Guys!
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    That's it for Now! Have a Great Day!
     
  8. ronwebb

    ronwebb Ol'Timer

    Great stuff Ian and Long. Sorry to have missed it. Keep up the great work supporting the local biking community, I am sure that it is very much appreciated by all and the organisers clearly did an excellent job arranging this and managing the whole event.
     
  9. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Looks like a fantastic event! Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures!
     
  10. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Bungy
    Congratulations on being involved. The X-Centre is indeed a popular & highly respected GT Rider favourite, that is renowned for good reliable service.

    Thanks for the pix & contribution. I don't doubt that you had yet another "Great Day! "

    Well done.
     
  11. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    Great work Bungy.

    Looks like it was a good weekends riding.

    Thanks for the report, and great photos.

    Moto-Rex
     
  12. I Stop Fim Asia enduro 2011 Round 3 Becaues I don't have support From Fim Asia But I can do Enduro Race in Chiangmai or Thailand If some support follow me
    thank you
    amnat manarat
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    Thank you X-CENTRE Suppot 12 Trohy International Class at Pan's Shop Race Hangdong Districe Chiang Mai 24th July 2011 17.00pm
     
  14. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Good on You Amnat for all Your Hard work and a Pleasure for Us to Support the Local Community! Good Luck with any future events and Hope You get plenty of Support!!!
     

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