2020 Pre Christmas Dinner & Rendezvous Ride

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There is no planned end of the year - last Wednesday of the month dinner - for December because of traffic & heavy bookings.
But what about a pre-christmas meet up - Wednesday 16th December?
There are two options
1. CSL restaurant in Si Satchanalai
2. Bamboo Mexican in Chiang Khong. Mim would like to do another Mexican if we can get enough people together.

Who wants to come?
What do you prefer - CSL or Bamboo Mexican?
 
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CSL in Si Satchanalai would be my choice as we'll be up in CK in Mid January for the music festival and could possibly have a Mexican evening the night before.
 

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CSL & Si Satchanalai it is Wednesday 16 December.

We've had a GR dinner in Si Satch before on
Monthly Gt Rider Up-country Dinner Rendezvous Rides
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Recommended Accommodation
Google Maps

If the Ton Palm is full

From google maps a couple of other accommodation options

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See you all at the CSL
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A proposed menu from CSL

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Salmon Terrine with green salad
Pork Filet Mignon with mushroom sauce
Dauphinois Gratin with sauted Vegetables
Christmas Chocolate Log

The price is 350 baht

We will need confirmation of numbers 2 days before the event - Monday 14 December - for our host Suwat to prepare.

Thanks in advance everyone.
 
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Confirmed Attending
1. David Unk
2. Tim
3. Vero
4. Robert Hoghead
5. Bungy
6. Ian Hay
7. Sutharat Khansuwanna
8. David Andrew
9. Grahame Edwards
10. Steve Prince.
11. ToeNee
12. Mark Lakota
13. David Brown.
14. Brian Sage.
15. Mon.
16. Gavin Heineken.
17. Brian Jones.
18. Steve Merchant.
19. Jerry Jones.



To be updated as we go.
 
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A reminder for anyone going to Si Satch on Wednesday.
Please confirm if you are going.

If you're looking for a hotel.
The Ton Palm is the one most guys are staying at.



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Confirmed Attending
1. David Unk
2. Tim
3. Vero
4. Robert Hoghead
5. Bungy
6. Ian Hay
7. Sutharat Khansuwanna
8. David Andrew
9. Grahame Edwards
10. Steve Prince.
11. ToeNee
12. Mark Lakota
13. David Brown.
14. Brian Sage.
15. Mon.
16. Gavin Heineken.
17. Brian Jones.

To be updated as we go.
Steve Merchant; please add me on.
 

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Wednesday 16 December 2020. Si Satchanalai.

A great meal & night in Si Satchanalai.
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Tim who was in SiSatch the night before, put his engineering skills to good use before we arrived.
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The CSL Location
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Suwat our super generous host put his magic to work on the bread.
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What is wonderful about the GTR diners is being able to set your own route to / from the event, plus meet up with others riders from different towns,
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Tim & Suwat
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TQ, to Tim & Vero for helping set it all up at the CSL with Suwat.

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Once you got through your share there was chocolate log cake was for desert.
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The Ambassador did the honours
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It was a super magic night with riders from Chiang Mai, Tha Ton, Chiang Rai, Phayamengrai, Chiang Khong, Thoeng, Phayao.
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27 people rocked up. TQ all who came. For those who did not confirm their participation in advance, it is a great help if you do so in advance, can you please confirm in advance so that the cook is not under pressure.

Last but not least...an image of Steve Prince & Brian Wyatt from Chiang Rai Big Bikes & Chiang Rai UTV Adventure Tours, who both attended the previous dinner at CSL.
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Brian & Steve are very close buddies & working partners. Brian was away overseas & unable to attend this dinner.
Steve did, & with Mark Lakota rode home to Chiang Rai via “the longest way” possible: Si Satchanalai – Uttaradit – Nam Pat – Bo Klua- Pua - R1148 – Chiang Kham – Thoeng & home. Both Mark & Steve got home that night safely in the dark. Riding was Steve's passion & he did it well.
So it was a terrible shock to know the next morning that Steve tragically lost his life in an accident just kms from his house!
Tributes & thoughts for Steve can be posted here
RIP Peace Steve.
 
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It was an awesome night David.............................you do so much organizing for these events, its appreciated even though we may not let you know :p


I was lucky to be able to attend and ride with Stephen Prince from Chiang Rai on his final ride :sob:, aswell as Dave DKT and Mark Lakota, it was a good night out, awesome food and of course great company.........looking forward to the GTR dinners in 2021 :cool: