Monthly Gt Rider Up-country Dinner Rendezvous Rides

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    Work prevent me too from coming. Dig in big time so Bamboo will continue..
     
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    You Lucky Bugger! You have Work!
     
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    Too far from deepest, darkest Isaan. Maybe next time...

    Hope you all have a great time.
     
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    Chiang Khong 24 June 2020 - a revised master plan.

    There has been some issues with the F&B manager at the Teak Garden hotel now; such that Mim @ Bamboo Mexican will open the restaurant for one night for GTR.
    Happy hour is still poolside at the Teak Garden.

    The indicated number of attendees is huge for us
    1. David Unk
    2. Steve Prince
    3. Ian Bungy
    4. Mrs Bungy
    5. Khun Kay BBT
    6. Mrs Khun Kay
    7. Youngie
    8. David DKT 1
    9. David DKT 2
    10. Robert Hoghead
    11. Mrs Hoghead
    12. Dave Carrell
    13. Tom Stenshavn
    14. Peter Parris
    15. Gary Morecraft
    16. Mike Gagne
    17. Toby Parlour
    18. Gavin Heineken
    19. Brian Sage
    20. Grant Grubman.
    21. Bob Chiang Rai
    22. Scotty Mackenzie
    23. Mrs Mackenzie
    24. Richard Na Ched Yot
    25. Joe C
    26. Reinhard JC
    27. Noah BBT
    28. Aaron Rauner
    29. Amanda Rauner
    Mim is overwhelmed by the response, but is very happy for the support & looking forward to a crazy night with GTR.
    She now will prepare 30 set meals
    15 Chicken Burrito Meals
    15 Chicken Fajita Meals
    Nachos
    Mexican Rice

    Please yourself which one you want.
    The price is 250 baht a head.
    Please pay direct @ the Bamboo Mexican to Mim or Mai Bailey her assistant on the night.

    Meals are to start from 6.30PM, but not everyone can get into eat at the same time.
    You can eat your dinner at either Bamboo Mexican or the Chiang Roy Pub straight across the street..

    If this Mekong Mexican nights works we could make it a monthly event.
    Please give me your ideas & and thoughts on how it could work better.

    Mim has done a lot of work to prepare for this dinner.
    We need to be sure the 30 meals are paid for & consumed.
    If anyone wants to tip Mim, please do so.
    She will also have a couple of helpers on the night, should you fancy buying them a beer or two as well.

    Thanks in advance to everyone for coming.
    Make sure you enjoy yourself & have a pleasant evening.
     
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    Chiang Khong Wednesday 24th June 2020
    what a night & super successful.

    A group of riders hooked up at the Paradise Road sign at 3.30-4.00 PM for a group photo or two.
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    Chiang Khong city, the calm before the storm
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    The Bamboo Mexican
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    Chiang Roy Pub got some GTR love as well
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    The Rauner Kids
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    Rin Bar didn't miss out either.
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    All in all a magnificent night & effort by everyone who came.
    No hassles, friendly & nice fun night.
    Thank you Mike Gagne & Toby Parlour for coming.
    GTR wishes Jib @ the Bamboo Mexican the best of luck with his big C health issues - we are with you all the way. Su Su.
    GTR also wishes to cheer Mim & the Bamboo Mexican with the limited re-opening. The restaurant is not fully open 7 days a week, but they are open to catering for private dinners or events, should the numbers be enough. Please book in advance.
    Phone: 0873051750
    Mim Picha Saweepat
    Bamboo Chiangkhong
    Mim Picha Saweepat
     
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    Great night Dave very good mob turned up. Good food cold beer and lots of tall tales maybe even some true. Thanks for organizing was good to have a night out post covid. Even the cops were all good who showed up to check us out. Look forward to the next one. Cheers.
     
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    Awesome night, great to catch up with many new and old friends :cool:
     
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    Great night! Made some new friends, renewed acquaintances with old friends, enjoyed the Bamboos excellent food and enjoyed a few or more cold wet ones! Well done Lung!
     
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    The next GTR Last Wednesday of the month up-country dinner =

    Wednesday 29th July 2020
    a destination & venue to be announced much closer to the date.

    A reminder too for the inaugural bi-monthly GTR Mekong Pizza dinner = Tuesday 30th June, if anyone is interested.
     
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    July 2020
    The last Wednesday of the month is Wednesday 29th July 2020..

    The destination town is Wiang Sa, 26 kms south of Nan.

    more info coming..
     
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    #236 DavidFL, Jul 21, 2020
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2020
    Wednesday 29 July 2020 GTR Dinner in Wiang Sa

    The Wednesday-End-Of-The-Month-GT Rider dinner for July is in Wiang Sa.

    The date Wednesday 29th July.

    The venue & rendezvous point is the Khon Khun Khao resort
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    Khon Khun Khao
    There are 8 rooms on site @ 1,000 baht a room, with breakfast, but the brekky is only Thai style.
    The owner has a guesthouse – homestay down the soi across the street, 200 metres away.
    The rooms here are 550 baht. These rooms are aircon & well furnished, but with external bathrooms and toilets. The hot water bathrooms and western toilets are on the same deck & only metres away from the rooms.
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    Currently we have 3 rooms booked at the resort & 2 at the homestay.
    The contact phone number is: 088-4071740
    If you want a room booked at the Khun Khon Khao I can book it, if you want.

    The homestay
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    Other Accommodation options

    If this does not appeal to us manly bikers, then the other accommodation options around town appear to be:

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    Please yourself where you stay and / or how you get to Wiang Sa.

    Getting to / from Wiang Sa

    If you’re coming to / from the West
    you could use the Khun Satan road R1216

    1216, a hidden Pearl in Nan?

    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Go To Nan

    A Blast to Nan on the Evil Twin - Thanks Ernothai!

    Nan Loop - November 2010

    & once upon a time on the Khun Satan road R1216 Khun Satan The Mlabri

    Another option is to come in from R1091 - 4002 - 3046 - 4004 - 101 - 1026
    My Gtr Dinner Trip - Chiang Khong - Na Noi Return

    You could also have a go at R4010
    4010 - Not For The Faint Of Heart....
    but take care in the wet with moss on the concrete that is in the shade.

    From the east & south there are also multiple options
    R1162 – R1243
    R4020 – R1243
    R1026 – R1083

    Dinner & drinks will be at the Khon Khun Khao
    The restaurant & deck here is an excellent venue.
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    Once we know firm numbers we could organise a buffet of some sort.
    The owner Khun Tone is a musician / guitarist & will also entertain us on the night.
    Due to the “virus plandemic” organizing a group of bikers for dinner & drinks in small up country towns where we are not known, has become an issue. So for any small dinners where we are not known, it will be better to have them on site at a hotel or resort.

    Some local GTR Wiang Sa attractions
    Wiang Sa - Nan - Wandering Around

    Phra Put Taroupmat Yaiteesut Nailok. The World's Biggest Teak Wood Buddha.

    Wiang Sa Bicycle Museum
    I would suggest that Thursday morning visit the bicycle museum.
    It is located behind the Shell gas station in Wiang Sa.
    Admission is free, but you riders could fuel up before there before starting the return journeys.


    Let's rock Wiang Sa for a night.
    The town is a beautiful classic.
     
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    The event GTR Dinner in Wiang Sa @ the Khon Khun Khao Resort.

    A magic night, rain free after most riders arrived in torrential rain mid afternoon..
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    The premises were a delight on the night & we were well entertained by Khun Tone the owner.
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    There was no shortage of food & it was damn good food.
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    Mike Gagne was missed, due a tumble a few days earlier near Wiang Haeng, but he was not forgotten.
    We hope you get well soon.
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    Thanks guys for coming...please add your comments & photos.
     
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    Another Brilliant Night! Roll on the next one!
     
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    Another great GT Riders dinner, I was staying with Sean from Crossroads @ the Farm so he came along aswell.......................the owners music studio and collection of guitars was very interesting.............................Cheers for organizing David :cool:


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    It was a great night. A very wet ride in from Nan to Wiang Sa, including a bow wave from a pickup that just creamed David. And then a great ride back down the 1091 to Phayao. Looking forward to the next!
     
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    #241 DavidFL, Aug 12, 2020 at 11:41 AM
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2020 at 12:05 PM
    August 2020
    The GTR dinner will coincide with the re-opening of the Salween restaurant in MHS at their new location.
    Nang @ Salween has been very popular & of great service to GTR over the years with the MHS memorial ride & it would be good to support her through these hard times.

    The exact date is to be confirmed in another week, but it will be a few days after the last Wednesday, so close to the end of the month.
    Stay tuned.
     
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