The next Chiang Mai Toy Ride charity ride & give away is on Boxing Day 26th December http://chiangmaitoyride.com/?cat=5 it might be a good idea to combine this ride with a GT Rider get together for dinner after the event. Ian & Long at the X-Centre have offered to host a BBQ buffet. Expect the Toy Ride event at Chiang Dao to finish around 1.30-2.00pm & that leaves a couple of hours for a GT Rider Christmas ride. The convenient loop to do from Chiang Dao would be a Phrao Loop; or with Hmong New Year on it might not be such a bad idea to continue straight up the 107 to Huay Luk, the Hmong village beside the road 100 kms from Chiang Mai. Hang out in the Hmong village, take some photos, enjoy their new year & return straight down 107 to the X-Centre. What does everyone think - Huay Luk or the Phrao loop? Starting time for the BBQ the X-Centre should be approx 4PM. All riders are welcome; especially if you participate in the Toy Ride at Chiang Dao event you are most welcome to join at the X-Centre. Cost for the BBQ will be a modest 200 baht to eat as much as you like. Drinks you need to pay cash for as you go. To cater properly the X-Centre would like to know numbers first, so if you intend to go please post on this thread.