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I was just going to say I know of one other Orange er6n from that shop. I suspect I know you Oldrocker ;-)

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I was just going to say I know of one other Orange er6n from that shop. I suspect I know you Oldrocker ;-)

its the young rockers bike I just keep it going for him while hes in the uk,lifes a bitch!!

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I was just going to say I know of one other Orange er6n from that shop. I suspect I know you Oldrocker ;-)

its the young rockers bike I just keep it going for him while hes in the uk,lifes a bitch!!

Now I'm 100% positive I know you :D

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I have been on many trips in the US and a couple here. As long as you pick a destination, a leader (usually the guy with the most experience or local knowledge), agree to communicate any individal chances to the leader, agree to take care of the slower riders, everything usually takes care of it's self. Cell phones has made this even easier. 4-5 riders has never been a problem that I have found. Now if you have 4 big bikes and a 110-125 then that may be an issue.

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Oh I've somehow managed to aquire a few useless bikes myself.

Honda Dream 125 (on mud tyres, would you believe) for when its slippy.

Old sytle 'Nouvo' automatic, my work horse, I abuse it.

Wife Has a Honda Wave, which I ride occasionally

A phantom ta200 which is fine, I'll use it for a leasurely trip to town or tour. Its pretty useless off tarmac IMNSHO

and a chinese manufactured Quad. which seems to be classed as a motorcy. all 250 cc of it.

I'd really like to ditch the above and get a Kawasaki D-Tracker and , or KLX 250.

I'd be up for a ride, see who turns up and suck it and see. 3 or 30 shouldn't be a problem the first time

Same here Jubby.

We could get this to work and I feel a meet and greet would be the best first instance and go from there. We can at least get to know each other and see what bikes we have, then plan accordingly. I will be back in the Rai on the 12 August (daughters birthday). That weekend would be good for a meet and greet somewhere convenient for everybody. If yuo see a Ducati turn up with a zimmer bar on teh back, you know it will be me :lol::ph34r:

I'm open to suggestions for a location for our first meet and greet?

Thanks for the input so far guys, :wai:

regards

Garry

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when I'm up for some fun, I'd rather be by myself and set my own pace.:ph34r::P

I just like the idea of having a Meet & Greet once in awhile, so that we can do some bench racing, set the world to rights and the odd bit of BS added :D

In general I would agree with the notion of having more fun, setting ones own pace. Recently, though, I have lucked into a riding partner who is pretty evenly matched for machine and ability. Though still within the limits of safe riding, the slightly elevated level of testosterone in the air, makes riding with a buddy just that little bit quicker and a lot more fun. ;)

I have personally not ridden with more than two others at one time and would probably prefer a smaller group of riders. I would suspect that a largish group ride would need to be quite tame, to be manageable, and would need more structure and planning.

Any ideas for start point, distance, route and time of day?

Hi VF,

I've alway liked small groups for more spirited rides, but larger groups are a different story as one would appreciate. The main thing as we all know, is that we have to get to know each other and our riding abilities. There is no need to pressure someone into a situation where they think they need to prove themselves and ride outside their comfort zone.

The Meet & Greet will definitely give the attendees a chance to find out about each other before contemplating any serious rides. B)

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I'm available anytime that weekend.

for a first meet how about a trip to that National park we mentioned earlier, its not a huge distance, infact nothing at all, but it is quite a windy road which should slow the big bikes down and give us lesser mortals a chance to keep up. Its also , almost impossible to get lost. You have a clear destination , so everyone can make there own pace.

A bigger trip is no probs either.

whats say the others ?

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I'm available anytime that weekend.

for a first meet how about a trip to that National park we mentioned earlier, its not a huge distance, infact nothing at all, but it is quite a windy road which should slow the big bikes down and give us lesser mortals a chance to keep up. Its also , almost impossible to get lost. You have a clear destination , so everyone can make there own pace.

A bigger trip is no probs either.

whats say the others ?

Jubby, we still need a meet up point or do you mean for everyone to make their own way there? It would be preferable to have a meet up point in town somewhere first.

Thoughts? :)

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I'm available anytime that weekend.

for a first meet how about a trip to that National park we mentioned earlier, its not a huge distance, infact nothing at all, but it is quite a windy road which should slow the big bikes down and give us lesser mortals a chance to keep up. Its also , almost impossible to get lost. You have a clear destination , so everyone can make there own pace.

A bigger trip is no probs either.

whats say the others ?

Jubby, we still need a meet up point or do you mean for everyone to make their own way there? It would be preferable to have a meet up point in town somewhere first.

Thoughts? :)

Sure, meet in town somewhere first. It was just one suggestion, didn't want to put all the pieces in the Jigsaw without some more input from the others. What about Kd & Woralak, fellow Phantom owners, we could come in at the back behind the scooters where our bikes belong performance wise :whistling:

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I'm available anytime that weekend.

for a first meet how about a trip to that National park we mentioned earlier, its not a huge distance, infact nothing at all, but it is quite a windy road which should slow the big bikes down and give us lesser mortals a chance to keep up. Its also , almost impossible to get lost. You have a clear destination , so everyone can make there own pace.

A bigger trip is no probs either.

whats say the others ?

Jubby, we still need a meet up point or do you mean for everyone to make their own way there? It would be preferable to have a meet up point in town somewhere first.

Thoughts? :)

Sure, meet in town somewhere first. It was just one suggestion, didn't want to put all the pieces in the Jigsaw without some more input from the others. What about Kd & Woralak, fellow Phantom owners, we could come in at the back behind the scooters where our bikes belong performance wise :whistling:

Sounds good Jubby, what you going all back of the bus :lol: Give me some room to follow, I don't know where I'm going :D

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If I can recall my last trip. Its just follow your nose and watch out for incomming or oncomming traffic on the bends unless you've got your bike blessed by Bhudda ofcourse.

I don't know what happens when two 'blessed by bhudda' vehicles meet but I do suspect its spiritually enlightening B)

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If I can recall my last trip. Its just follow your nose and watch out for incomming or oncomming traffic on the bends unless you've got your bike blessed by Bhudda ofcourse.

I don't know what happens when two 'blessed by bhudda' vehicles meet but I do suspect its spiritually enlightening B)

Probably couldn't hurt to have some more 'LUCKY' on the bike. :ermm: Well I do have a 999 and the number plate is 999 as well. I'm double, triple number 3 lucky already..... :jap:

I will try to avoid any spiritual enlightening in your context as much as possible :lol:

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I was at a stoplight in town today, next to a BMW 1200. Looked brand new and a number "1" on the plate. Think he was from Bangkok and not here, however. The light changed before we could say much. Smooth, very smooth as he left me drooling and choking on his dust. Not very spiritual but very enlightening. :)

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I was just thinking VF was rather quiet. He should be all over this thread.

Just had another thought Garry, The route is sort of on the Chiang Rai Google Map. just zoom out and follow the river to the left. Theres a 'Motorcycle Bridge' on the map. I think its just past the NP. But I could be wrong. Not sure its passable but if it is, it would make the trip far more interesting. Anyone been over it ?

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I was at a stoplight in town today, next to a BMW 1200. Looked brand new and a number "1" on the plate. Think he was from Bangkok and not here, however. The light changed before we could say much. Smooth, very smooth as he left me drooling and chocking on his dust. Not very spiritual but very enlightening. :)

Nice....

Definitely a fan of the BMW GS's and the like. Ducati's new Multistrada with its electronic wizardry, is a shot across the bow of the mighty world conquering BMW GS. I'm sure BMW won't be running scared anytime soon. :)

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