Hello From New Zealand

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  1. Ian Cunningham

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    Thanks for approving my membership to this forum. I've found a lot of valuable information contained from within.

    My lady & I are heading to Thailand end of November this year for about 3 weeks. At this stage we are planning to hire a couple of bikes (500cc +) in Chiang Mai probably spend about 7 days (6 nights) exploring the Northern Roads. We are still in the researching stage.
    We are welcome to suggestions on routes & sights.

    We have been to Chiang Mai before & thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Thanks once again Cheers Ian
     
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    Gday & welcome.

    Your coming to the right place for some of the best motorbike touring on the planet.

    There's a GTR Trip Planning guide with "all the options" that should be a big help getting you started

    Tours

    In November we have the annual GTR MHS Loop Memorial Ride
    The Ride: 2017 9th Annual Gtr Mhs Memorial Ride

    You should also note the Loy Krathong festival full moon in November. This year it will be 23 November I think.
    This is one of the biggest festivals in the North & most places will be heavily booked around then, so be prepared.

    Good luck & make sure you let us know how you go.
     
  3. Ian Cunningham

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    Thanks David
    Yes I've been studying the information on the "Tours" page. Heaps of great stuff there. I've also order a set of GT-Rider maps. These should help with organizing the bucket list for this trip.
    I arrive in Bangkok 25th Nov for 4 days so will miss the Memorial Ride. At this stage we probably won't get to Chiang Mai until the start of December.
    In NZ we both ride Ducati, Judy a monster & I a Hyperstrada.
    Thanks once again for the info & the welcome.
    Cheers Ian
     
  4. Ian Bungy

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    Contact Me when You get here again? I may try and join You guys for a bit?
     
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    Hi and welcome to GT-Rider


    Daves Maps GT-riders are a must IMO, also the offer from Ian is a good idea?

    Ian being a local resident has local information on routes, road conditions etc.

    As Dave said it's a great place to ride but with your limited time available you need to ensure you ride the best of the best.


    Have a great trip see you on the road.
     
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    Thanks Ian. Sounds like a plan.
    Where in NZ are you from?
     
  7. Ian Bungy

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    From Puhoi, north of Auckland. See You here.
     
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    Ah the Puhoi Pub
     
  9. Ian Bungy

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    Yes that's the one. My Local.
     
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    Hello and welcome aboard!
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Ian
    I have got lots of really useful advice of this site and meet many riders.I will be back when your around hope to see you.
    Safe riding
    Paul
     
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