Monthly GT Rider Up-Country Dinner Rendezvous Rides

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  1. Jurgen

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    Just back from Chiang Kong and had already a week end venue + delivering bike to Kawa! Will be for another trip!
     
  2. David Learmonth

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    I'll have a car load!
    Fon & I, Phil & Pim + Steve - who is hoping to pick brains re. off road tracks everywhere & anywhere in Thailand.
    See you at 5 opposite Imperial Hotel.
     
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    We will be leaving earlier. Should be there in time, taking the straight way up.
    Pico
     
  4. DavidFL

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    DECEMBER
    Wed 1st Dec GT Rider Chiang Mai City Dinner – Banana Tree
    Sun 5th Dec King Birthday.
    Mon 6th Dec Public Holiday in lieu of Kings Birthday 5th Dec.
    Frid 10th Dec Constitution Day.
    Friday 17th Dec Chiang Mai Toy Ride Charity Event at Mae Sapok, in Mae Wang district.
    http://chiangmaitoyride.com/?p=966

    Saturday 18th Dec GT Rider Rendezvous Dinner Up Country – cancelled

    Sunday 26th Dec GT Rider Christmas Ride - Phayao?
    2010-christmas-ride-t8954.html#p53781
    Wed 29th Dec GT Rider Chiang Mai City Dinner – Miguels Nong Hoi.
    Frid 31st Dec New Years Eve Holiday 31st – 3rd
     
  5. DavidFL

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    Is this idea of up-country rides & dinners worth reviving?
     
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    My personal opinion: NO as it didn't really take off at its initial posting time.
    Me thinks it's better to organise some individual rides with a nice dinner thereafter, like the Xmas run. Rgds, FR
     
  7. David Learmonth

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    The last one I attended in ChiangSaen was quite well attended.Makes a change to have something up this way.
     
  8. DavidFL

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    Seeing I've moved awake from the big smoke to up country (Chiang Khong) is there any interest in reviving up country rendezvous dinners to hook up?
    Once a month all meet up in a smaller town, that you may not normally stay over night because it is "too quiet."
    The town / venue can vary each month?

    Any ideas?
     
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    A middle point for some could be Chaing Rai?

    Has some nightlife and some great places to eat now Dave,
    Need to try "Ribs & Co".
    Sorry, I cant make it to far away.
     
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    I'm in... wherever it is :cool:

    There are plenty of good little towns with decent restaurants scattered across the north. For some, it might be an excellent excuse for a night away from home.
     
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    Cool, If it is mid week I would be interested as Weekends I am busy!
     
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    Good idea, pls make it happen. :cool:
     
  13. DavidFL

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    So what about the last Wednesday of every month - starting next month, May?
    Or what would you suggest is the most convenient day?
     
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    I am fine for that. I am away all of June.
     
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    The last Wednesday of the month sounds good to me. A destination and a venue is the next item on the agenda...
     
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    The last Wednesday in May is the 30th May. Is that good for people, or are there some who can only make Weekend nights if they have to be away overnight. Seems there is time for some discussion to find out when people are available, but I suggest it would be good if David or GTR Admin pick the town first and then people may be willing to commit.?
     
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    John
    I would suggest Pua to start off again.
    But it was suggested to me it should be Chiang Khong?

    Wednesday the 30th of May.

    The original idea for these rendezvous trips was to get guys out riding, to meet up & stay in the smaller quieter places. Towns that perhaps they would not normally stay in because it was too quiet for them, but with other guys going there it could be a fun night.

    It is 8 years since I first proposed this, & the idea may have been a bit ahead of its time for most.
    Times have changed & some towns have improved, plus there are new interesting destinations.
    The amended list of places to rendezvous in could now include
    • Mae Chaem
    • Khun Yuam
    • Soppong
    • Chiang Dao
    • Piang Luang / Wiang Haeng
    • Doi Ang Khang
    • Tha Ton
    • Doi Chang
    • Doi Mae Salong
    • Thoed Thai
    • Golden Triangle
    • Chiang Saen
    • Chiang Khong
    • Doi Pha Tang / Phu Chi Fah
    • Chiang Kham
    • Pua
    • Bo Klua
    • Chiang Muan
    • Pong
    • Ngao
    • Phrae
    • Tak
    • Lampang (only because it is so close to Cnx & not many riders over night there, but is probably worth an overnight trip.)

    It would be fun, a bit of an adventure to stay in some of these quieter towns with a group of guys for the night. They would be memorable experiences one way or another!
     
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    #43 johngooding, May 2, 2018
    Last edited: May 2, 2018
    Hi David,
    I will throw in a few thoughts.
    Last Wednesday is nice simple idea and already accepted by some, so Wed 30th works
    Bearing in mind this is the first one,and I think the majority of potential attendess are in CM area, I suggest somewhere in between CK and CM works as maybe not a time when people are on extended tours and for me it would be up on Wednesday night for the dinner and back next day. The further away destinations may be better after the event established and not in hot wet season. Also Chiang Khong is a much visited destination, which I think we have all been to many times and I am sure would make a good later venue after some of your smaller towns have been tried. I have never stayed in the following places, which are in between us:
    Chiang Dao, maybe a bit too near CM
    Thaton, maybe ideal
    Pong
    Chiang Kham
    Chiang Muan
    I cannot offer any suggestions for eating or sleeping in any of these places, which is maybe part of the idea??


    DM Salong is well liked and maybe easier to find accommodation now rather than high season. A safe option for sleeping and eating
    These places are all also not so far from Chiang Rai, so if people want to go check that out on night before or after, easy to do
     
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    OK I'm easy. Lets make it Tha Ton
    Wednesday 30th May.
     
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    Hi Guys and Gals,

    Anyone else willing to commit to this dinner, now only a week away.
    I will show you mine if you will show me yours as it were.
    An expression I have not used for many a year, not being a gambler that is.
    Or to put it another way, I will go if a handful of others willing to gather also??
     
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    See you there John. I will be coming the furthermost, women depending..
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    Count me in.

    About time that I attended a GT Rider function.
     
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    I'm booked in too - and I have a 200 km handicap over most of you... :cool:
     
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