Related to this topic: The 2016 8th Annual Tj John Hamilton-simon Siinthai Grant Mhs Memorial Ride The 8th annual GTR MHS Loop memorial ride took place on November 5-6th 2016. The TJ Hamilton / Simon Siinthai Grant Memorial Ride started in 2009 and has been held every year since in honor of departed GTR riding mates. Originally proposed in 2008 by Simon in honor of his best friend Tropical John, but it took a few months before it finally came together. Then just a few weeks before the inaugural ride, Simon was tragically killed in a hit & run accident in Phuket! Everyone was shocked & deeply saddened by this turn of events; but this then galvanized us to ensure that there was a memorial ride, now for both TJ & also Simon. Journalist & travel writer Dan White was added in 2012, in 2016 we added Tom Forde who tragically lost his life in August. The first event started in 2009 & ever since, the GTR MHS Loop Memorial Rides have continued.