The Ride: 2017 9th Annual Gtr Mhs Memorial Ride

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    2017 (9th) Annual Gtr Mae Hong Son Loop Memorial Ride

    37 people fronted up at the start

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    A big welcome goes to the guys & gals joining for the first time & from out of the province.
    Many many thanks for all your participation.
    The Ducati team also came & were a pleasure to ride 'n chat with all weekend.

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    more coming .
    Apologies for the slow report, but I've had some important issues to deal with since returning from the ride.
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  2. It Keeps Getting Better every Year and the Participants were Fantastic! Lovely People!
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  3. Due to the road works on R1009 the Doi Inthanon road, riders were given the option of going via Hot & R1088 to Mae Chaem; and most riders took the longer easier ride,but for many a better ride into Mae Chaem.

    The PTT at Hot was the convenient pit stop on the way.
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    The lunch stop in Mae Chaem was a super laid back bite 'n chat with most riders there around the same time.
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  4. Next stop, a drink stop, is in Pang Kia, the Hmong village "half way" along R1263 between Mae Na Chon & Khun Yuam.

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    It started to rain just before here & the road was somewhat greasy, such that Vstrom Andy lost his front wheel on a corner & slid off. NO real damage apart from the ego.
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    Kevin's hot Ducati
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  5. Arrival time in MHS was around 4.15 (For me) at the back of the pack, after a nice photo op at the viewpoint south of Mae Hong Son.
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    The ambassador & I went up to the chedi to check on the status

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    not long later happy hour by the lake got under way. more to come.
  6. How the evening went
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    Music & good entertainment was provided by Johnadda & Geoff

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    with the ambassador joining in for Mellow Yellow
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  7. Closing down the Crossroads Pub at the end of the night.
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  8. #8 DavidFL, Nov 26, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017
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  9. The departure line up at the Sunflower, before the ceremony.
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    Triumph & Versys Riders

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    Ducati Riders

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    Ducati ++ riders

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