2020 Gtr Mhs Memorial Ride # 12

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Mark your calendars folks for the 12th Annual GTR Mae Hong Son Memorial Ride for the 2nd weekend of November 2020.

The date: Saturday 7th November 2020.

The GTR Chedi in Mae Hong Son
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The first ride started in 2009

Some history
What started out 10 years ago as a fun ride in memory of two good riding mates has now developed into a respected memorial ride with a soul that culminates in a moving ceremony at the GTR Chedi atop Wat Doi Kong Mu in Mae Hong Son.

The first ride started here
The Tj John Hamilton - Simon Siinthai Grant Memorial Ride

The first ride was for TJ Tropical John Hamilton and Simon Grant, two best mates from Phuket, who came to North Thailand regularly, for motorbike rides and befriended the GTR Community in Chiang Mai, such that we were all good buddies.

John TJ Hamilton, 7 April 1951 - 10 November 2008. TJ was the most loveable, happy character you could imagine. The best mate of Simon Grant, TJ sucumbed to cancer in 2008 after a short 6 month illness.
One year after TJ died, Simon proposed a ride to MHS in memory of TJ & to have a few beers to remember the good times we all had together. A date was agreed for the ride, then 2 weeks beforehand Simon was killed in a hit and run accident in Phuket. We were all stunned.
Simon Duncan Grant, 3 May 1964 - 22 Oct 2009.
We swore then, never to forget TJ or Simon & to always honour them with an annual ride to MHS, and so the GTR MHS Memorial Ride began.

At the start however there was no Chedi, and we started with plaques & 100-year old rose bushes planted at Wat Chong Klang by the lake in Mae Hong Son.

The original Ride then, was called The TJ John Hamilton - Simon Siinthai Grant Mae Hong Son Memorial Ride
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The inauguration of the GTR Chedi 2016
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In 2010 it was 12 riders
In 2011 it was 12 riders
In 2012 it was 14 riders with a hook up with the guys from Bangkok who came via Mae Sot.
In 2013 it was 15 riders with the guys from Bangkok.
In 2014 it was 11 riders
In 2015 it was 19 riders
In 2016 it was 33 riders when we inaugurated the GTR Chedi.
In 2017 it was 34 riders
In 2018 it was a magnificent 56 riders.
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In 2019 it was 52 riders
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The 2019 Ride Report
 
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blackb15

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I’m trying to get back from England to Chiang Mai at the moment.Its not looking good but if I’m in Thailand and not self isolating I will be their.
One of the main events in my Diary for the last several years so be so frustrating to miss it.
Safe riding
 

scotty007

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I’m trying to get back from England to Chiang Mai at the moment.Its not looking good but if I’m in Thailand and not self isolating I will be their.
One of the main events in my Diary for the last several years so be so frustrating to miss it.
Safe riding
Good luck mate!
 

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A brief update on this year's event....Saturday 7 November 2020

1. We need an indication of who is going.
2. The departure point will be the same as last year
3. The route has yet to be decided. Either R108 straight to MHS via Mae Sarieng like 2019, or via R1263 Mae Chaem - Khun Yuam. We need to check the route first, to see which is the most suitable.
4. The ceremonies at the wat remain the same. It would be appreciated if more respect is paid at the main ceremony, plus less talking & use of phones during the ceremony. The abbot has noticed!
5. Piya GH is booked for a private GTR function. We don't plan a dinner at the Sunflower / Goodview this year, but will try something different. The catering at the Piya will be done by Nang from the Salween, so we can be assured of good food & no complaints or disappointment.
6. T-shirts. The brand of T-shirt remains the same, so the size remains the same. The price should remain the same. Confirmation is coming from the T-shirt supplier.

Accommodation - there are a few rooms left at the Piya. Mainly twin bed rooms. GTR has booked all the rooms If you don't have a room booked @ the PIya, please post here = first in first served.

Once the Piya is full, some other options to book book yourself are

1. Palm House: 053 614022 / Normal Loft Palm House

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2. Rom Thai: Tel: 053 612437
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3. Ngam Tha:

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4. Jongkham Place
Jongkham Place - Amphoe Muang Mae Hong Son, Mae Hong Son, Thailand - Hotel Resort | Facebook

5. Sang Tong Huts
Sang Tong Huts, Mae Hong Son, Northern Thailand

A few others around the lake
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2020 Participants
2020 Participants

1. David Unk
2. Tim
3. Vero
4. Ian Bungy
5. Robert Hoghead
6. Korn
7. Scotty
8. Dave DKT
9. Richard Na Ched Yot
10. Youngie
11. Jason Unk
12. Hawaiianbrians
13. Jurgen C
14. Gavin C
15. Brian Jones
16. Kay BBT
17. Noah BBT
18. Graham E
19. Graham E friend
20. Matthias Bkk
21. Gary Morecraft
22. Jozef
23. Jozef friend
24. Dominque
25. Dominique friend
26. Kevin Pugh
27. Benjamin James
28. Patrick Henry
29. Patrick Henry friend
30. Paul Gilligan
31. Yaowaret Yuangram (Paul Gilligan mate 1)
32. Paul Gilligan mate 2
33. Sammy Jay
34. John Blackie
35. Joolz Price
35. Tony Lloyd
36. Chris Grimshaw
37. Charlie Brennan
38. Steve Merchant
39. Tom Stenshavn
40. Gary Sparkes (Paul Gilligan mate 2)
41. Mark Murray (Paul Gilligan mate 3)
42. Bo Phasook (Paul Gilligan mate 4)
43. Nutchaya Khamsrila (Paul Gilligan mate 5)
44. JJ
45. Ploy (JJ)
46.Greg Joyner via Scotty
47. Greg Vrhovnik via SCotty
48. Pascal Lamanthe via Scotty
49. Eric ____?
50. Kevin Marsh
51. Markus Etter via StevePrinve
52. Markus Etter wife via Steve Prince
53. David Lek
54. Steve Prince.
55. Graham Knight
56. Hans Decker
57. Mike Gagne
58. Justin Lee
59. Eddie Gunks
 
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Confirmed the 2020 GTR MHS Memorial Ride T-shirt
3 colours on the front, one colour on the back.

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The same brand of shirt as last year = the same sizes.
If what fitted ok last year, order the same size..
If you were in the photo at the chedi last year, you are on the 2020 T-shirt

First orders being taken now & can be ready in about 2-3 weeks.

T-shirt Orders

1. David Unk 1 x 2XL
2. Jason Unk 1 x L
3. George MHS 1 x
4. Darunee MHS 1 x
5. Ian Bungy 1 x XL
6. Graham E 1 x XL
7. Graham E 2 x M
8. Khun Kay 1 x L
9. Adam Poyser 1 x L
10. Gavin Heineken 1 x 3XL
11. Dave DKT 1 x XL
12. Patrick Henry 1 x XL
13. Matthias 1 x M
14. Gary Morecraft 1 x 2XL
15. Gary Morecraft 1 x M
16. Kevin Pugh 1 x XL
17. Benny James 1 x L
18. Sammy Jay 1 x L
19. Dominque 1 x XL
20. Dominque 1 x M
21. Paul Gilligan 1 x 2XL

The above order has gone in for the first batch of T-shirts to be done.

Second batch

22. John Blackie 1 x 2XL
23. John Blackie 1 x S
24. Nang Salween 1 x L
25. Steve Merchant 1 x XL
26. Tom Stenshavn 1 x 3XL
27. Jusu777 1 x 2XL
28. Jusu 777 1 x XS
29. Tim 1 x 2XL
30. Vero 1 x 2XL
31. Brian J 1 x XL
32. George HH 1 x 2XL
33. Kevin Marsh 1 x S
34. Scotty 2 x L

the 2nd batch of orders above has gone in
 
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Piya GH

The room status at Piya GH

700 baht a room

1. David
2. Tim
3. Robert
4. Ian
5. Scotty
6. David Andrew
7. Jurgen Chopard
8. Richard Ched Yot Big Bed
9. Peter Stanley
10. Kay BBT big bed.
11. Noah BBT twin bed
12. Jason Unk twin bed
14. Matthias
15. Brian Jones
16. John Blackie
17. Tom Stenshavn
19. Dominique Crauser
20. JJ & Ploy
21. Steve Prince.


There are no more rooms.
Note there is no room # 13.
Room # 21 is being renovated & should be completed on time.
 
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Steve Merchant

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2020 Participants
1. David Unk
2. Tim
3. Vero
4. Ian Bungy
5. Robert Hoghead
6. Korn
7. Scotty
8. Dave DKT
9. Richard Na Ched Yot
10. Youngie
11. Jason Unk
12. Hawaiianbrians
13. Jurgen C
14. Gavin C
15. Brian J
16. Kay BBT
17. Noah BBT
18. Graham E
19. Graham E friend
20. Matthias Bkk
21. Gary Morecraft
22. Jozef
23. Jozef friend
24. Dominque
25. Dominique friend
26. Kevin Pugh
27. Benjamin James
28. Patrick Henry
29. Patrick Henry friend
30. Paul Gilligan
31. Paul Gilligan mate 1
32. Paul Gilligan mate 2
33. Sammy Jay
34. John Blackie
35. Joolz Price
35. Tony Lloyd
36. Chris Grimshaw
37. Charlie Brennan[/Q]
2020 Participants
1. David Unk
2. Tim
3. Vero
4. Ian Bungy
5. Robert Hoghead
6. Korn
7. Scotty
8. Dave DKT
9. Richard Na Ched Yot
10. Youngie
11. Jason Unk
12. Hawaiianbrians
13. Jurgen C
14. Gavin C
15. Brian J
16. Kay BBT
17. Noah BBT
18. Graham E
19. Graham E friend
20. Matthias Bkk
21. Gary Morecraft
22. Jozef
23. Jozef friend
24. Dominque
25. Dominique friend
26. Kevin Pugh
27. Benjamin James
28. Patrick Henry
29. Patrick Henry friend
30. Paul Gilligan
31. Paul Gilligan mate 1
32. Paul Gilligan mate 2
33. Sammy Jay
34. John Blackie
35. Joolz Price
35. Tony Lloyd
36. Chris Grimshaw
37. Charlie Brennan
38. Steve Merchant
 

jusu777

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Hi, we would like to participate again: 2 bikes (as she is riding herself now), we'd like to have one room at Piya and one t-shirt XS and another 2XL. Thank you!

Cheers, JJ and Ploy.
 

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Hi, we would like to participate again: 2 bikes (as she is riding herself now), we'd like to have one room at Piya and one t-shirt XS and another 2XL. Thank you!

Cheers, JJ and Ploy.

Done. Please note the room at Piya is a twin bed - 2 single beds - room.
All the big double bed rooms are gone.
 

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Confirmed the 2020 GTR MHS Memorial Ride T-shirt
3 colours on the front, one colour on the back.

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The same brand of shirt as last year = the same sizes.
If what fitted ok last year, order the same size..
If you were in the photo at the chedi last year, you are on the 2020 T-shirt

First orders being taken now & can be ready in about 2-3 weeks.

T-shirt Orders

1. David Unk 1 x 2XL
2. Jason Unk 1 x L
3. George MHS 1 x
4. Darunee MHS 1 x
5. Ian Bungy 1 x XL
6. Graham E 1 x XL
7. Graham E 2 x M
8. Khun Kay 1 x L
9. Adam Poyser 1 x L
10. Gavin Heineken 1 x 3XL
11. Dave DKT 1 x XL
12. Patrick Henry 1 x XL
13. Matthias 1 x M
14. Gary Morecraft 1 x 2XL
15. Gary Morecraft 1 x M
16. Kevin Pugh 1 x XL
17. Benny James 1 x L
18. Sammy Jay 1 x L
19. Dominque 1 x XL
20. Dominque 1 x M
21. Paul Gilligan 1 x 2XL

The above order has gone in for the first batch of T-shirts to be done.

Second batch

22. John Blackie 1 x 2XL
23. John Blackie 1 x S
24. Nang Salween 1 x L
25. Steve Merchant 1 x XL
26. Tom Stenshavn 1 x 3XL
27. Jusu777 1 x 2XL
28. Jusu 777 1 x XS
29. Tim 1 x 2XL
30. Vero 1 x 2XL
31. Brian J 1 x XL
32. George HH 1 x 2XL
33. Kevin Marsh 1 x S
34. Scotty 2 x L

the 2nd batch of orders above has gone in

T-shirts should be ready for distribution at the end of this week.
 
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2020 Participants
1. David Unk
2. Tim
3. Vero
4. Ian Bungy
5. Robert Hoghead
6. Korn
7. Scotty
8. Dave DKT
9. Richard Na Ched Yot
10. Youngie
11. Jason Unk
12. Hawaiianbrians
13. Jurgen C
14. Gavin C
15. Brian J
16. Kay BBT
17. Noah BBT
18. Graham E
19. Graham E friend
20. Matthias Bkk
21. Gary Morecraft
22. Jozef
23. Jozef friend
24. Dominque
25. Dominique friend
26. Kevin Pugh
27. Benjamin James
28. Patrick Henry
29. Patrick Henry friend
30. Paul Gilligan
31. Yaowaret Yuangram (Paul Gilligan mate 1)
32. Paul Gilligan mate 2
33. Sammy Jay
34. John Blackie
35. Joolz Price
35. Tony Lloyd
36. Chris Grimshaw
37. Charlie Brennan
38. Steve Merchant
39. Tom Stenshavn
40. Gary Sparkes (Paul Gilligan mate 2)
41. Mark Murray (Paul Gilligan mate 3)
42. Bo Phasook (Paul Gilligan mate 4)
43. Nutchaya Khamsrila (Paul Gilligan mate 5)
44. JJ
45. Ploy
46.Greg Joyner via Scotty..... confirmed now by GJ
47. Greg Vrhovnik via SCotty
48. Pascal Lamanthe via Scotty
49. Eric
50. Kevin Marsh
51. Markus Etter via StevePrinve
52. Markus Etter wife via Steve Prince
53. David Lek
 

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Update 23 October

Donations for the temple ceremonies & event will be collected at the PTT in Chiang Mai & Mae Hong Son, as will cost of the dinner at the Piya / breakfast.

Veronica (wife of Tim) will be collecting the money.

The exact menu & price of the buffet dinner at the Piya is to be confirmed with the Salween restaurant next week, but it should be 250-320 baht we believe.

We expect all riders going to join in at the dinner & need to confirm with Nang @ the Salween how many people she needs to cater for.

The current list of participants who say they are going stands at 58 people.

2020 Participants

1. David Unk
2. Tim
3. Vero
4. Ian Bungy
5. Robert Hoghead
6. Korn
7. Scotty
8. Dave DKT
9. Richard Na Ched Yot
10. Youngie
11. Jason Unk
12. Hawaiianbrians
13. Jurgen C
14. Gavin C
15. Brian Jones
16. Kay BBT
17. Noah BBT
18. Graham E
19. Graham E friend
20. Matthias Bkk
21. Gary Morecraft
22. Jozef
23. Jozef friend
24. Dominque
25. Dominique friend
26. Kevin Pugh
27. Benjamin James
28. Patrick Henry
29. Patrick Henry friend
30. Paul Gilligan
31. Yaowaret Yuangram (Paul Gilligan mate 1)
32. Paul Gilligan mate 2
33. Sammy Jay
34. John Blackie
35. Joolz Price
35. Tony Lloyd
36. Chris Grimshaw
37. Charlie Brennan
38. Steve Merchant
39. Tom Stenshavn
40. Gary Sparkes (Paul Gilligan mate 2)
41. Mark Murray (Paul Gilligan mate 3)
42. Bo Phasook (Paul Gilligan mate 4)
43. Nutchaya Khamsrila (Paul Gilligan mate 5)
44. JJ
45. Ploy (JJ)
46.Greg Joyner via Scotty
47. Greg Vrhovnik via SCotty
48. Pascal Lamanthe via Scotty
49. Eric ____?
50. Kevin Marsh
51. Markus Etter via StevePrinve
52. Markus Etter wife via Steve Prince
53. David Lek
54. Steve Prince.
55. Graham Knight
56. Hans Decker
57. Mike Gagne
58. Justin Lee
59. Eddie Gunks
 
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Jusco Lee

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Hi David,
I would like to sign up for this years GTR memorial ride 2020. If it’s not too late I wud like to order 2 Medium Tee shirts. I will probably book my own rooms at MHS.
thanking you in advance. justin