RIP Alan Taff Davies

brian_bkk

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A big surprise today to hear Alan "Taff" has passed away back in the UK.
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Well known for his love of off-road riding based out of Pattaya and the last few riding seasons at Baan Ricky Kanchanaburi.

Genuine bloke that loved his riding.. The business side always came a distant second.
A number of times I asked Alan to give me some coaching and ride around Saiyokyai together..

Always at the end of the weekend he would never take any money and say you are a friend..
Beers it was. We spent a great new year together at Baan Ricky last year..

A few trip reports I can find below that Alan was instrumental in making happen..

Baan Ricky Enduro
https://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/38113-Baan-Ricky-Enduro-March-2013

Baan Ricky New Year 2012/13
https://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/37729-Baan-Ricky-New-Year-2012-13

Quote from Alan:-
"I maybe 6000 miles away, but good to see you enjoying Kanchanaburi"

A post from Alan
https://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/35885-off-road-riding-Kanchanabri

RIP mate.
 

monsterman

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i hung out with Alan in pattaya a few times ,, such a nice decent chap ,,what a shame my condolences t his family .
 

TonyBKK

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Oh my, what shocking and sad news to hear that Alan has passed away- I was so looking forward to riding with him again. He was kind and generous to a fault and will be missed :cry:
 

TonyBKK

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^ A heartwarming article, thank you for sharing. I'd have never guessed Alan was 53!
 

mikehohman

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Ricky of Baan Ricky organized a service for Alan yesterday up at Baan Ricky in Sai Yoke Yai. It was a very touching service to remember Alan and the good times we had with him up in Kanchanaburi. I also got to meet his window, it was very sad... Here is a snap of the memorial...

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TonyBKK

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Harry just bumped this picture from a fun weekend with Alan last year. I hope he won't mind if I share it here:
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brian_bkk

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Ian Bungy;295057 wrote: So what actually Happened to Him? I have seen No Reason for Departing at a relatively Young Age on this Thread?
None given.. Ignoring the Thai rumour mill.. Take 2+2 and get 24.

Cheers
Brian
 

monsterman

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I believe he had a heart attack but its not confirmed .

in the last 4 years have seen a few pals shuffle off from Cancer, strokes and heart attacks in their mid forties and early fifties ....most appeared in good health , but one never knows ......
 

brian_bkk

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Let's not speculate fellas.
Best leave the families wishes to privacy on the matter intact.

Thanks
Brian