Monthly GT Rider Up-Country Dinner Rendezvous Rides

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

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  1. Rivo

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    #176 Rivo, Aug 30, 2019
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    Yep it was a great night, started off wet but the rain had gone by 6pm......................Pat on the back to David for organizing these nights out, and to the fellow forum members who make the effort to attend, the local Thai people always seem to make us welcome...................I think I can remember a conversation where we all agreed this doesn't happen back in our home countries............


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  2. DavidFL

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    The last Wednesday of September is 25 September.
    Is it convenient to have this dinner so close to guys going to the MotoGP at Buriram?

    The last Wednesday of October is 30 October - 3 days before the GTR MHS Memorial Ride.
    This event could be cancelled being so close to the Memorial ride?

    The last Wednesday of November is 27 November

    The Last Wednesday of December is 25 December
    Is it convenient to hold this dinner?


    Thoughts please.....
     
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    long time lurker here, and maybe your newest member. we'd love to meet up but won't be anywhere near isaan. we're in Phrae tonight, heading to the queen Sirikit dam tomorrow and northward after that.
     
  4. Ian Bungy

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    September and November OK. October either Cancel or Incorporate it into the Memorial ride. December is Christmas so let everyone do there own thing I suggest?
    I won't be avalible in December as have some people here!
     
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    Ok. Still waiting to hear next Wednesdays location? How about Pua? Or Chiang Kham?
     
  6. DavidFL

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    tenor.

    Oh well I surrender.
    Due to popular demand.. Wednesday 25 September. Pua is the now venue.
    Dinner at the Chomphu Phukha.

    Google Maps

    Party at both the Teenee Pua & The Seeds, + there is another new hot night spot that has just opened.

    Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Some Pua Highlights
    Return to Nan & back to the future?

    The Nan / Doi Phukha Loop

    Pua Restaurants
    Pua Restaurants

    Pua Accommodation
    Pua Accommodation
     
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  7. Ian Bungy

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    Looking forward to it! There are quite a few Guys saying they will join so should be a Ripper!
     
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    Like to join you guys. How do I learn about start location and time?
     
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    I most always leave from Chiang Mai on the Wednesday morning so You can always message Me and ride with Us if You wanted?
     
  10. DavidFL

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    The last Wednesday of November is 27 November.

    Thoeng is my preferred venue but I've been asked for Chiang Khong

    So let's have a vote.
    Thoeng or Chiang Khong.

    Chiang Khong we all know.

    For Thoeng the dinner venue would be
    ร้านอาหารกุ้งเป็นกาแฟสด
    Ngio, Thoeng District, Chiang Rai 57160
    085 716 9955
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    A hotel close by would be
    Grand View Hotel
    เลขที่ 242 หมู่ที่ 2 Ngio, Thoeng District, Chiang Rai 57160
    052 020 468
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    A cheap Charlie hotel in the town centre with bricks for beds
    ROONG THOENG PLACE
    Wiang, Thoeng District, Chiang Rai 57160
    081 950 6934
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    The late night teenage night spot
    ร้าน ลาบขม นมโต
    AH3, Ngio, Thoeng District, Chiang Rai 57160
    061 267 7094
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    David - Thoeng gets my vote on the account of the fact Chiang Khong will get enough support with the Music Festival, and there are some great new freshly tarred roads South of Thoeng worth riding, even if through the rather flat fields !
     
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  12. DavidFL

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    See you in Thoeng.
    It gets my vote as well.
    I'm on the road heading back today from Savannakhet.
     
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    Re-confirmation for the people messaging me


    Wednesday 27 November. The town for the night is Thoeng.

    Some info
    For Thoeng the dinner venue would be
    ร้านอาหารกุ้งเป็นกาแฟสด
    Ngio, Thoeng District, Chiang Rai 57160
    085 716 9955
    خرائط ‪Google‬‏‏

    A hotel close by would be
    Grand View Hotel
    เลขที่ 242 หมู่ที่ 2 Ngio, Thoeng District, Chiang Rai 57160
    052 020 468
    خرائط ‪Google‬‏‏

    A cheap Charlie hotel in the town centre with bricks for beds
    ROONG THOENG PLACE
    Wiang, Thoeng District, Chiang Rai 57160
    081 950 6934
    خرائط ‪Google‬‏‏

    The late night teenage night spot
    ร้าน ลาบขม นมโต
    AH3, Ngio, Thoeng District, Chiang Rai 57160
    061 267 7094
    خرائط ‪Google‬‏‏


    There seems to be a nice mix of accommodation around, that might interest some people
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    Please yourself where you want to stay.
    I may check out a new place after my brick bed experience at the Roong Thoeng a few weeks ago.
    But the dinner venue is a beauty. Excellent food, nice waitresses & some decent live music.

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    All within walking of the Grand View Hotel.
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    See you there, I'm on my way back From Savannakhet.
     
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  14. DavidFL

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    An interesting night with a difference.
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    We were a bit spread apart.....The main crew stayed here at the Grand View
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    I stayed in town at the Teak Villa with Russ for 400 baht = top value for money, but 6 kms away from the dinner venue.
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    Bungy & crew for a pre dinner drinks
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    The dinner venue was the Kung Phen? خرائط ‪Google‬‏‏
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    Top service, & food with some nice live music, that we all forgot to take photos of I think.
    Thoeng is an interesting town, but the restaurants & only night spot are spread out along the highway, kms apart.
    Russ & I were well impressed with the super friendly people in the quarter of town we stayed in. There are some interesting resorts & places to check out south of town in the area we stayed...so Thoeng is worthy of more exploration for an "off-the-map" town to investigate. The up country rural folks in the smaller towns are always a gem.

    Bring on more GTR dinners in "off-the-map" towns.
     
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  15. DavidFL

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    Wednesday 29 January 2020 is the last Wednesday of the month to kick off the 2020 GTR up country dinners in the smaller quieter towns, that you may not normally stay in.

    I've been looking at several options
    • Arunothai
    • Li
    • Ngao
    • Chae Hom
    • Nam Pat
    • Wang Nua
    But have not decided yet. More research is required.

    Wherever it is though, it is only a day / half day's ride from Chiang Mai.
     
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