2020 Gtr Mhs Memorial Ride # 12

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    #1 DavidFL, Jun 29, 2020
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
    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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    #5 DavidFL, Sep 1, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2020
    The shirt for the 2020 GTR MHS Memorial Ride

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    If you were on the 2019 MHS Memorial Ride & attended the ceremonies you should be able to find yourself on the shirt.
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    Sizes & pricing to come.
     
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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
     
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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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    #9 DavidFL, Sep 21, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020 at 9:39 PM
    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
    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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    #10 DavidFL, Sep 24, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2020 at 10:24 PM
    Confirmed the 2020 GTR MHS Memorial Ride T-shirt
    3 colours on the front, one colour on the back.

    upload_2020-9-24_0-18-17.

    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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    Hi David, 1 x 3XL for Heineken ;)
     
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    1 x XL for me please.
     
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    #13 DavidFL, Sep 24, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2020
    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. Peter Stanley
    9. Richard big bed.
    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

    There are no more rooms.
    Note there is no room # 13.
    Room # 20 is being renovated & should be completed on time.
     
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    #14 DavidFL, Oct 3, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2020
    The first TShirt order has gone in.
    21 pieces

    Accommodation
    There are still a few rooms left at Piya GH if anyone wants a twin (single) bed room = 700 baht.
    If you want a big double bed, you need to book outside yourself, the Palm Normal Loft would be the next most convenient place.
     
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    Im in! Need a room at the Piya and a T-shirt 3XL. Thank you so much!
     
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    Done. TQ for your support.
     
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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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    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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    Ok - noted. Thank you.
     
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    Updated participants list & T-shirt orders.

    Anymore T-shirt orders - please asap.
     
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    #22 DavidFL, Oct 19, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    T-shirts should be ready for distribution at the end of this week.
     

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