R I P Pop (mr Pop Motorcycle)

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by DavidFL, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Mr Pop of Pop Motorcycle fame in Chiang Mai has finally lost his four year battle with cancer & passed away in his sleep yesterday, 23 July 2017.
    Pop was a legendary character in the biking world of North Thailand & S E Asia & was one of the very first big bike rental shops in Chiang Mai.

    It was Pop's dynamism that propelled the big bike touring scene in the North, as he bought scores of new big bikes to be able to provide a fleet of bikes for the big time tour operators. The tour companies & overall biking scene owe a lot to Pop for his drive in really getting the ball rolling.


    He was a tough character; & never gave up - evidenced by his four year battle with the big C. He fought right to end!

    My condolences to Pop's family, close friends & staff.

    Funeral prayers are being conducted nightly, at 8PM for 3 nights 24-26 July at Wat Prasat.

    Wat Prasat is on Inthawarorot Rd, alongside Wat Phra Sing.

    The funeral hall is at the back of the Wat
    Prayers start at 8PM & you should be there by 7.30PM.




    There is no cremation, but a burial service for Pop at a Chinese Cemetery at Doi Saket on Thursday 27th July.
    Their will be a motorcycle escort for Pop from Chiang Mai to Doi Saket on the morning of the 27th.
    If you wish to join the funeral cortege please be at Wat Prasat by 10AM on Thursday morning.

    R I P Pop.
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  2. R.I.P.
  3. After some confusion with Pop's family they have agreed to this post.

    There are 2 nights of prayers left at Wat Prasat, by at Phra Sing.
    Everyone is invited to pay their respect to Pop.

    Pop's son & family members would especially like to see riders participate in a funereal cortege on Thursday morning from Wat Prasat to the Chinese Cemetery in Doi Saket, because Pop would love this send off from his friends & ex customers. Riders should be at Wat Prasat at 10AM.

    Some more photos of Pop








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  4. #4 DavidFL, Jul 25, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017
    The Google Maps location of Wat Prasat

    Google Maps


  5. R.I.P. Lets Hope whoever takes over control keeps the Massive Influx of Brand New Bikes coming in for all the Guys to Ride! Staggering the Number of the latest Models He brought!
  6. A very important guy in the touring and holiday biking scene in the north. So many of our guests rode up on Pop's rental bikes.

    RIP Mr Pop and condolences to family and friends.
  7. The departure time for the funeral cortege tomorrow has been changed to 12.30pm. There will be a police escort to the cemetery at Doi Saket.
    Please be at Wat Prasat by 12 midday to organize the riders.
  8. The final night of prayers at Wat Prasat

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    Pops final day.

    A nice group of riders turned up to provide an escort for Pop
    The farang contingent
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    A big thank you to all the guys who came for Pop.
    His family was definitely happy & impressed with the farang support.

    Some bikes & the police escort
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    Preparing the cortege



    It was a long hot round about ride out to the Chinese cemetery in Doi Saket


    it was also along hot walk again out to the grave site.

    The final ceremony & resting place for Pop
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    RIP Pop. You made big bike touring in the region possible for hundreds of riders; & the big bike tours companies would not be operating so well with out your drive.
    You will be missed, but your business will continue with your son & good staff.

    Many thanks to all the guys who came today.
    Your presence was well appreciated by the family.
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  10. Good to see he got a fitting send-off and support from so many farangs, for his final journey.
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  11. Well done to all who attended .I meet him a couple of times and was impressed by his enthusiasm a sad loss.

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