Christmas Ride Lunch 2012.

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by DavidFL, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    The DATE: Wednesday 26th December 2012. Boxing Day.
    Lunch at Cabbages & Condoms on R118.
    Take R1001 Chiang Mai - Phrao.
    In Phrao turn right & take R1150 to Wiang Pa Pao / R118.
    Turn right & head south towards Chiang Mai.
    Have lunch at Cabbages & Condoms.
    After lunch return direct to Chiang Mai via R118.

    The guys from Chiang Rai / Chiang Rai Saddlebags group have been invited to join us.
     
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  3. crsaddlebags

    crsaddlebags Ol'Timer

    Will put out the info to the CR group. Woraphat and I will be there and are looking forward to it. Thanks for the invite and for meeting us halfway (or thereabouts).
     
  4. Dougal

    Dougal Ol'Timer

    David, have you fixed a meeting point and time?
     
  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Meet & depart from the PTT on R1001, just north of the outer ring road R121.
    Departure time 9.45AM.
    That means arrive 9.30am. Fuel up & be ready to go 9.45AM.

    It should be about 50 -60 mins to Phrao = arrive Phrao approx 10.45.
    Stop & regroup at the PTT. Take a 15-20 mins break.

    Depart Phrao 11AM approx.

    Ride 53 kms across R1150 to R118 & turn right to Cabbages & Condoms.

    From the Junction of R1150 & 118, C&C is 6.5 kms south. & on the left - east side heading south.

    Arrival time at C&C should be about 12.15 - 12.30 PM.
    Lunch 1 1/2 hrs approx.
    Depart C&C 2.30-3PM?

    If you would like to come please post here, so we can get an idea of numbers for catering at C&C.
     
  6. Idaho Rider

    Idaho Rider Ol'Timer

    Going to try to make this one. Just rode the 1150 last week from the 118 to Phrao and it is in great shape but a bit of slick moss in the shady areas with all the late rains. One of my favorite routes.
     
  7. Hoghead

    Hoghead Ol'Timer

    count me in
     
  8. Dougal

    Dougal Ol'Timer

    I will be there.

    Just to confirm ....................... Boxing Day Wednesday 26 december 2012, 0945 hours. (Just that you had Monday 26 Dec).
     
  9. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks Dougal, OMG don't know where that came from, but yes Wednesday 26th December 0945 hrs.
     
  10. Gary D

    Gary D Ol'Timer

    Sounds good David count me in

    Gary
     
  11. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    Will join too, maybe my partner also but not yet sure. Rgds, Franz
     
  12. crsaddlebags

    crsaddlebags Ol'Timer

    David, what is the cut-off date for reservations/numbers attending? Not sure yet how many from CR will go but can I publish the cut-off date and maybe get some numbers for you.
     
  13. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    Maybe David is busy, as not replied yet. I think if we can get an idea of numbers by Sunday am, it gives us time to give enough notice to C and C.
     
  14. crsaddlebags

    crsaddlebags Ol'Timer

    Hi John. Thanks for stepping up. I'll see if I get this nailed down by Sunday.
     
  15. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Just in from the Mae Hong Son Loop & it looks like we have 30+ riders.
    A big thanks to John & Tukta for helping organise for GTR.
    If you want to join in, please post here asap. We need to confirm numbers & food at C&C in advance.

    For those unaware GT Rider Christmas Rides & Lunches have been ongoing since 2005.

    Starting here in 2005
    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/26316-Xmas-Day-Ride-The-Chai-Prakarn-Loop

    2006
    xmas-ride-t1805.html
    (Oops - link does not work)

    2007
    christmas-eve-ride-t3312.html
    (Oops - link does not work)

    2008
    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/29893-GT-Rider-Chiang-Mai-Christmas-Ride-2008

    2009
    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/31725-2009-GT-Rider-Christmas-Ride

    2010
    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/33779-2010-Christmas-Ride

    2011
    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/35639-GT-Rider-Christmas-Ride-amp-Dinner-2011

    The more the merrier.
     
  16. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    MEETING POINT
    The PTT gas station is on R1001 - 3 kms north of the outer ring road R121 / 2 kms south of the Mae Cho traffic lights.
    Left (west) hand side heading North.
    GPS Waypoint: N18 52.520 E99 00.916
     
  17. SarahJ

    SarahJ Member

    Hi guys, we're just back from a week riding around the North. Would love to join you for the lunch if it's not too late? We're back on cheap little Honda Waves at the mo, though, so will probably just meet you at C&C rather than slow you all down on the ride out! Unless we can organise hiring something bigger before then...

    OK to see you there, or are we too late?
     
  18. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    Definately not to late, leaving at 9.45am Wednesday from the PTT or 12.30pm at Cabbages and Condoms would be fine also.
    Have added you to the buffet lunch numbers, and look forward to meeting up tmro.
     
  19. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    On small bikes it will be quicker for you, but less interesting to go direct on the 118, Chiang Rai road, we will be coming back that way. However if you like the much quieter 1001, Phrao road and the very scenic and quite twisty 1150, then if still on small bikes you could meet us at the PTT in Phrao, as the last section will be about as quick on your small bikes. We expect to be in Phrao from about 10.45 to maybe 11.15.
    Please do post when you decide what route you will take and we will know where to expect to meet you
     
  20. SarahJ

    SarahJ Member

    Hi John, that's great, thanks! We couldn't get the bikes we wanted till later tomorrow, so will be on the Waves. Not sure what time we'll get going, so best just to say that we'll meet you at C&C - will decide on route depending on getting up early enough for the interesting one!
    Looking forward to meeting you all, Merry Chrimble :happy1:
     
  21. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    My partner Neung will also come with his Ninja 250R. See you all tomorrow morning. Rgds, FR
     
  22. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Have a good ride everyone.. Wish I was joining you for this one...

    My busy day will be to buy a new rear tube for the KLX....

    Have a great ride.

    Brian
     
  23. crsaddlebags

    crsaddlebags Ol'Timer

    Thanks for the invite, guys. T'was a nice time. We should do that more often.

    I was glad to catch up with some previous acquaintances and to meet some other good folks for the first time. And it was perfect weather for a day jaunt out and back.
     
  24. SarahJ

    SarahJ Member

    Well despite missing the ride and the lunch in such a spectacularly crap fashion, we enjoyed our wild waves ride out, and it was great to chat to those of you we got to meet - maybe next time we'll get our act together and be in on more of it! Keep it shiny side up :mrgreen:
     
  25. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    A very pleasant, relaxing & enjoyable ride out & lunch today.
    Many thanks to John G & Tukta for rounding up the troops.
    Great to see the guys from Chiang Rai joining us, plus the guys from North Comets.
    It was a pleasure to ride with you, meet, enjoy the chit chat & lunch.

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    Again, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year..

    Maybe there should be more rides & lunches like this?

    Anyone else got some photos.....please post them.
     
  26. crsaddlebags

    crsaddlebags Ol'Timer

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