Monthly GT Rider Up-Country Dinner Rendezvous Rides

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by DavidFL, Oct 7, 2010.

Added to Calendar: 30-05-18, 27-06-18, 25-07-18
  1. Jawnee

    Jawnee Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +9 / 0 / -0
    #126 Jawnee, Jan 26, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
    See everyone there on Wednesday - staying at the Fortune.
     
  2. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    11,525
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,569 / 0 / -0
    I propose a pre happy hour 45 minute cruise on the Khong, starting at 4.30 PM to get things rolling.
    Meet at the Pha Tan Pier.
    Google Maps

    Cost is minimal & we can take a few coldies on board.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. GTR-Admin

    GTR-Admin Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2016
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +94 / 0 / -0
    I accept your proposal... sounds like and excellent start to a pleasant evening!
     
  4. GTR-Admin

    GTR-Admin Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2016
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +94 / 0 / -0
    • Like Like x 3
  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    11,525
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,569 / 0 / -0
    #130 DavidFL, Feb 8, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
    Good report Ben. You really enjoy your GTR dinner hook ups.
    Thanks everyone who came it was a good night, especially with the boat trip - top value and fun to do in Chiang Khong.


    Confirmation of some new bear Lao choices
    DSC_0041.JPG

    Some "monkey" business on the sand bar
    DSC_0029.JPG

    DSC_0025.JPG

    I appreciated all the sympathy for my bruises & bike repairs necessary.

    The rendezvous spot at the Tha Pha Tan pier is a beauty & unique on the Mekong: Google Maps



    There is nowhere on the 'Khong where you can drive to the river & park your car or bike beside the river on a nice big concrete pad like at Chiang Khong. Then sit, eat & drink right beside the river. Everywhere else you have to negotiate a dirt track or sandy beach, and / or the restaurant is high up on the the river bank. Tha Phatan in Chiang Khong is 5-star by that mighty river for a one-star price. Don't miss it

    DSC_0050-01.

    DSC_0044-01.

    Should you want to do a nice little sunset boat trip on the Mekong @ Chiang Khong, then "Captain Jack Sparrow" is the man to contact. He knows all the tricks, hot spots to stop & the best photo ops.
    DSC_0038.JPG
    You can contact him at the BBQ restaurant on the Tha Phatan pier.
    DSC_0475-01.
    He runs his riverside restaurant with his wife & family. They are wonderful people.

    For the guys who come, if you want to add a comment or two with a few pics you are most welcome to join in.

    This month February Wednesday 27th February = Piang Luang for the GTR up country rendezvous.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,174
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +144 / 0 / -0
    Always a Great Night out! Brilliant!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. David Learmonth

    David Learmonth Ol'Timer

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    514
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0 / -0
    I think it would be worth doing again!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  8. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    11,525
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,569 / 0 / -0
    The dinner for Wednesday 27th February is still on @ Piang Luang

    The venue is Piang Luang up in the mountains for some cool fresh air, morning fog & chilly beers for the drinkers.

    The location Piang Luang at the end of R1322 & R1178
    Google Maps

    Some accommodation choices
    Piang Luang and Wieng Haeng Accommodation

    I will book in here at the Huen Kingkhala Resort.
    30043119812-img_4584-.
    Phone 087 181 5055. Fan room 500 baht. Aircon 800 baht.
    Google Maps

    The restaurant Krua Piang Luang is just 100 metres away
    300332-19737-gtr-wianghaeng-restaurants-08b-.

    The Food venue
    Wiang Haeng Piang Luang Restaurants

    See you there
    Wednesday 27 February 2019

    Some earlier trip reports with Piang Luang

    Chiang Mai - Wiang Haeng - Piang Luang. On the trail of King Naresuan.

    Piang Luang - Wiang Haeng Poi Sang long 2015

    Pai - Wiang Haeng - Chiang Dao. Muddy trails and mighty mountains
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. David Learmonth

    David Learmonth Ol'Timer

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    514
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0 / -0
    OK
    Two from this end should be there!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,174
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +144 / 0 / -0
    I have an appointment Wednesday Morning but hope to make it up in the Afternoon all going to Plan?
     
  11. Oddvar

    Oddvar Ol'Timer

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2013
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    134
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +134 / 0 / -0
    I'll be there. :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    11,525
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,569 / 0 / -0
    Wednesday 27 March 2019 - cancelled.
    There is no upcountry GTR dinner.
    Unfortunately I will be busy with my brother & wife departing from Chiang Mai; originally I thought I may have been able to work it in with a GTR Dinner in Thoed Thai but that is not possible now, so March is cancelled.


    Stay tuned for Wednesday 24th April 2019..
     
    • Like Like x 3
  13. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,174
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +144 / 0 / -0
    See You next Month then!
     
  14. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    11,525
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,569 / 0 / -0
  15. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    11,525
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,569 / 0 / -0
    Just a reminder this Wednesday is till on.
    Come on out to Thoed Thai for a escape from the big city for a night.
    Great roads & riding in the Thoed Thai area, plus some nice history.
    IMG_8560.JPG
    Well worth checking out, if you have never been there.
    IMG_8551.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,174
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +144 / 0 / -0
    See You there! Looking forward to it!
     
  17. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    11,525
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,569 / 0 / -0
    #142 DavidFL, Apr 26, 2019
    Last edited: May 7, 2019
    Some highlights from the April 2019 dinner @ Thoed Thai.

    I'm not sure who got in first the guys from Chiang Mai coming via Chiang Rai, or David from Mae Chan.
    I arrived 2nd last I think, leaving Chiang Khong around 12.30PM, with a lengthy coffee stop at the Mong Doo Nam in Chiang Saen, a mere 54 kms away from CK.
    The Rim Taan resort rendezvous is a beauty & an enjoyable afternoon soon developed, after sorting out the drama of cold(er) beer.
    1556106767086-01.

    dsc_0204-01-jpeg.

    1556106844371.

    1556106764103-01.

    DSC_0203-01.

    The early arrivals had wisely visited the Khun Sa Museum to get some local history & so appreciate the area a bit more.
    Happy hour continued on downtown @ Lamduan's Saraburi restaurant in the main street.
    1556120406406-02.

    Lamduan the owner is a cook and a half
    DSC_0215-02.

    a wonderful woman with a big heart & big servings of food to match.
    She's also a dear old friend of David Unk
    DSC_0210.JPG
    anytime you go to Thoed Thai please say g'day to her from me.
    Thoed Thai Restaurants

    The next morning I didn't quite get up for a 6am start at the market, but did manage to see my favourite monk at Wat Kha Kham to get the Vstrom blessed again now that is back on the road.
    DSC_0223.JPG

    DSC_0226.JPG

    A Thoed Thai city view from Wat Kha Kham


    Back to the Rim Taan & a group photo with the Rim Taan owners, John & Nouan, before departure
    received_1057111334481932.

    Most of the guys headed home, But Youngie, Art & I took a ride out to the border at Mae Mo....a few happy riding pics.
    GTR - IMG_3419.JPG
    GTR - IMG_3487.JPG

    GTR - IMG_3670.JPG

    GTR - IMG_3699.JPG

    GTR - IMG_3616.JPG

    GTR - IMG_3552.JPG

    There's both great roads & signs out there.
    GTR - IMG_3438.JPG

    GTR - IMG_3678.JPG

    and so capped off a memorable up in the mountains to hook up with some fellow riders.
    GTR up country dinners are open to anyone who wants to meet up in an out of the way place that you might not normally spend a night in.
    Make your own way there & back by whatever you route you wish to choose. The choice is yours - the freedom to ride how you like & have a couple of (cold) beers at the end of the day.
    See you all again next month somewhere (to be advised) - but the date is the last Wednesday of the month = Wednesday 30th May 2019.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  18. David Learmonth

    David Learmonth Ol'Timer

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    514
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0 / -0
    The ChiangMai via ChiangRai arrived a couple of hours at least before I did. Another good event!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    11,525
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,569 / 0 / -0
    #144 DavidFL, May 22, 2019
    Last edited: May 22, 2019
    One week to go.
    Wednesday 29th May 2019.

    Let's rendezvous in Na Noi, south of Nan.
    Google Maps

    I've not had a night in Na Noi from memory, but the memory is a bit hazy at times.
    There seems to be plenty of hotels near the town centre
    Google Maps

    Help! Which hotel is best?

    and there will be a restaurant and/or bar beer nearby somewhere.
    Good enough for me.

    Here's one GTR Recommendation
    Nai Noi. New Resort

    Going to Na Noi
    R1216
    1216, a hidden Pearl in Nan?

    Triumphs rendezvous in Phrae

    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Go To Nan

    R1026
    A Nice Week On The Road Day 4

    R4010
    4010 - Not For The Faint Of Heart....

    Ride To Angkor Wat – Khmer Temple Trail – Chiang Mai To Siem Reap Loop

    Some Phrae Attractions
    The Free Thai / Seri Thai Museum - Phrae

    Some Roads to Ride in Nan
    Return to Nan & back to the future?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. ZCM

    ZCM Ol'Timer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    214
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +214 / 0 / -0
    Great destination choice David. Will try to make it..but i have a special event thing next week which might fall on that day or make me too tired to go.
    Its a great opportunity for people to ride the 4010 route though! Bloody fantastic road!
    4010 - Not For The Faint Of Heart....

    Also, Phae Mueang Phi is not so far too.
    Google Maps
     
  21. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,174
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +144 / 0 / -0
    I am so Sad I will miss this as leaving Monday for a few weeks. I really look forward to these meetings in the different locations. Hopefully catch the next one though! See You then.
     
  22. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    11,525
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,569 / 0 / -0
    I will book in here
    Google Maps

    Kay from BBT Tours is coming so see you all there.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  23. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    11,525
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,569 / 0 / -0

    Ooops that one is full.
    I'm booked in here

    2019-03-22-08-27-23-.
    Google Maps


    600 baht with breakfast.
    Se you all in Na Noi.
     
  24. Guzzibs

    Guzzibs Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0
    See you there Dave.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  25. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    11,525
    Likes Received:
    1,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,569 / 0 / -0
    #150 DavidFL, Jun 20, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
    The GTR dinner for Wednesday 26th June 2019 is in Chiang Saen.

    Some Chiang Saen Accommodation suggestions
    Chiang Saen Accommodation

    I will be staying at the Nam Phueng 2
    Google Maps

    Some Chiang Saen Restaurants
    Chiang Saen Restaurants

    The rendezvous point can be the Friendship Pub, right at the entrance to the Nam Phueng 2
    There is also a massage shop next door too.

    The recommended dining venue will be the Mekong Pizza at the GT.
    upload_2019-6-20_14-53-13-.
    Sop Ruak - Golden Triangle Restaurants

    Google Maps

    For those who dont want to ride, we can organize a songtaew to run us up to the GT for a pizza & then back again to enjoy some drinks at the Friendship Pub in Chiang Saen.
    upload_2019-5-22_23-11-27-.
    Chiang Saen Restaurants

    See you all there.

    Some Chiang Saen info on GTR
    Chiang Saen - attractions- pottering around

    Exploring The North Of The North

    The Flying Buffaloes

    Doi Pha Tang - a meander. Chiang Mai - Chiang Kham - Chiang Khong return.

    Huay Gwan Memorial

    Lanna Independant Classic Motorbike Endeavour 2015 Rally

    GT Rider on Destination Thailand TV

    Chiang Saen District
     
Loading...

Share This Page