Chiang Rai Bikers Day Ride, May 10, A Tuesday

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  1. kandahar

    kandahar Ol'Timer

    The Chiang Rai Bikers Day Ride for May, 2016 will be on the 10th, a Tuesday. The route will be Chiang Rai start point and onto the 1211 south to Huai San, right up to Doi Chang on the new approach from the east, coffee at Doi Chang, then proceed directly west from Doi Chang to the 3037 and north through Wawi and onto the 1089. Left on the 1089 and into Thaton for lunch and then return east on the 1089 to Highway 1 and south into Chiang Rai. At the lunch stop in Thaton, folks may want to drive to the top of the hill there and catch the view from the temple. Great overlook of the Kok river valley from there.

    Meeting time: 08:30
    Departure time: 09:00

    The monthly Chiang Rai Bikers Day Ride is not a club event, a sponsored event or a closed event. It is open to all who wish to attend and have a way to travel or can hitch a ride. All sizes and styles of bikes are welcome, as are cars, trucks, vans and so on. We have bikes from around 90 cc’s up to at 1,800 cc’s. Bikers of all skill levels and riding styles are welcome. While we typically leave the start point together, we soon find ourselves riding in small groups of riders who share our riding style and speed. Faster riders arrive at coffee and lunch stops sooner than the slower riders but we all take the time at those stops to meet and enjoy the company of old friends and new acquaintances. This is as much a social gathering as it is a sightseeing outing and to date, it has proven to be an exceptionally friendly gathering where people make new friends, Thai and expat alike, find new riding buddies and share route info, technical tips and all other manner of relevant information. If you do decide to join us, I believe you will find this meeting the highlight of your biking and social month.

    While we do generally have planned stops, each rider is free to stop where and when he/she pleases. There is no pressure to stay with the group. Smoke breaks, rest breaks, pee breaks, photo opportunities and even the lunch stop are entirely up to you. You can run ahead, fall behind and even check in a guest house for an overnight stay along the route if you see a place where you think you need to spend some time. It is all about discovering the area, meeting folks and coming away with a more informed view of the land we live in and the people we come in contact with. Bring your camera. There are great photo opportunities.

    No egos, no racing and no competitive personalities means this meeting finds all to be on their best and friendliest behavior. You won’t find a nicer group of people discovering or re-discovering the scenic routes of Lanna country. We ride all year round and while some find reasons to stay home to avoid environmental discomforts, some of us find that living or visiting in Thailand offers year round riding weather.

    Coming from far away? Contact us for guest house and hotel info prior to arriving. We will try to suggest some lodging that fits your budget and lifestyle.

    The start and meeting point for the ride is the PTT and Amazon Coffee Café on the Super Highway (Highway 1) near the old bus station in Chiang Rai, just south of the Kawasaki dealer. The PTT can be found at the orange marker on this Google map- Google Maps
    Grid coordinates are:
    Degrees Lat Long 19.9031700°, 099.8410000°
    Degrees Minutes 19°54.19020', 099°50.46000'
    Degrees Minutes Seconds 19°54'11.4120", 099°50'27.6000"
    Google Street View of that PTT can be found here- Google Maps

    Coffee, petrol, tire inflation, snacks and restrooms are available at the PTT and Amazon.
     
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