David Lek The Snail's Departure Party

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by DavidFL, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    After almost 20 years here, on Thurs 7th May 2009 the Snail's moving onto Australia for a bit to make some money & hopefully come back again.

    During his time here David Lek has been one of my best mates - always totally honest, sincere & reliable.
    IMHO he is also the best bike mechanic around & my AT with 240,000 kms on the clock is testament to his expertise. He is also a bloody good rider on any bike & always leaves me for dead.

    I am sure many other people will say the same positive things about David Lek, aka the Snail.

    So it's the Snail's going away "Party" at
    The Kafe
    Tuesday 5th May 2009.
    Kick off time 7.30 PM till l-a-t-e.
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  3. Shawn in Oz

    Shawn in Oz Member

    Be sure someone posts the pics of this bash, especially the one of the eyebrows removal. Now what could I pre-warn ASIO of .... Mmmmm

    So did you sell your Duke Lek?
  4. SilverhawkUSA

    SilverhawkUSA Ol'Timer

    I second what Davidfl says. I can honestly say I am saddened by Snail's departure, but I wish him well in Australia. Not only a great motorcyclist and mechanic, David Lek is one of only a few I have trusted 100% as a true friend. Best of luck in the future, and see you when you get back. :D
  5. BignTall

    BignTall Ol'Timer

    100% Trusted??? Hell no!! I've seen that bugger looking mighty dodgy on more than one occasion trying to sneak out of a bar with something hanging off his arm :wink: .

    Always nice to have another guy thats as blind as a bat in the group to borrow glasses off of. Seriously gonna miss his dry wit, good company, and enthusiasm for riding bikes. Hopefully the bugger gets his rear end back over here soon.
  6. SilverhawkUSA

    SilverhawkUSA Ol'Timer

    See? There lies the difference. When he saw you he didn't post it on a fourm. :lol:
  7. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    All GT Riders welcome.
    Note too that the Kafe is shut for holidays 1st May - 4th May & will only re-open on the 5th.
  8. BignTall

    BignTall Ol'Timer

    Haha. Oh so true. Sorry its taking place a week before I arrive. Enjoy yourselves guys and please show David a great evening.
  9. scotty007

    scotty007 Ol'Timer

    Sorry I can't be there for this one, enjoy enjoy!
  10. Tom Forde

    Tom Forde Ol'Timer

    Mate, I know what it's like to leave the LOS because of finances.
    I too am in Oz trying to cash up and get back up north.
    When you settle in give me an email
    Best of luck
  11. mja34

    mja34 Ol'Timer

    keep in touch with us all and best of luck in oz! soz cant make ya get together!,back in the uk, slideing around on our crap potholed roads trying to get my cash together for my rtn to cnx end of year.
    ride safe wherever you end up
  12. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Please wear a GT Rider shirt for a group photo tonight.
  13. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks to all those guys & gals who turned up for David Lek's send off. It was a good night & Lek enjoyed himself.

    A few happy snaps from the night..




    Not yet gone & dreaming of Mrs Mechanic..

    An earlier GT Rider collection enabled a half baht of gold to be given to David in appreciation of his long friendship & 18 years taking care of GT Rider bikes in Chiang Mai. The Snail even made a short sweet speech.


    Franz almost stole the night with his riding kit on..


    Thank you once again to all those people who turned up to send off the Snail.


    He flies into Perth to be picked up by the GT Rider's Mum at the airport. :) Lucky man yet again. :wink:

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  14. Snail

    Snail Ol'Timer

    Thanks to all the people who took the time to turn up last night and to David FL for organising the whole thing. I may not have said as much but I appreciated the company, beer, food and gifts in that order.My late checking out of Thailand means it will take a bit longer to get back again but with a bunch of good friends here and my Ducati parked up and waiting, hopefully I'll be checking in again sooner than later.

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