August 16, 2013

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2013 - Thailand

Gentleman, iron your suits, wax your moustaches, polish those sideburns and get ready for this year's Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. The first one in Thailand.
Wait, no...the first one was last year, but even after banging the drum for a while, I ended up doing it alone. (read all about this amazing adventure HERE)

But not so this year!!

This year I did put some more effort in it, advertising the ride well in advance on various bike forums (or fora) and on Facebook and the response is very promising. So far over 50 gentlemen agreed to join me on Facebook alone. More are expected, but let's see.

So, if you're around Bangkok or Pattaya, own a suit and a bike, please feel free to join us. Here are some more details.

All participants are expected to do the following:

1) Ride a motorcycle, preferably a classic, retro, bobber, chopper, custom, cafe racer. Riders with screaming 4 pot plastic rockets may also join, but have to put double effort in looking particularly distinguished.

2) All riders are required to wear their finest clothes. Ties are good, bowties are better. There's no limit to distinguishedness, if that's even a word...

3) A distinguished and gentlemanly attitude is paramount to the successful outcome of the ride. Let old ladies cross the road, always smile and generally make your grandmother proud.

4) Don't take any of this seriously and just have fun.


2 groups are planned:

Bangkok -         meeting point is at Mega Bang Na, Ikea entrance, 09:20

                          starting time: 10:00
                          regroup point: PTT/Jiffy petrol station (B on the map)

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Pattaya -     meeting point is at Bangkok Hospital, Chon Buri - 09:20 

                        starting time: 10:00
                        regroup point: PTT/Jiffy petrol station (B on the map)

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Both groups will meet in Bang Saen (Chonburi) ( at about 11.30-12.00 for lunch, a civilized tipple and motor talk. 

Small prizes will be handed out to the most distinguished riders, including t-shirts, tool rolls and even a brand new Elders Helmets helmet!

We'll have a concluding ride around Bang Saen all together at around 2pm.

And if it's not already past your bedtime, we'll have another beer (but just one :-) at Chaiyo in Bang Saen.

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I would like to remind all fellow riders that you are responsible for your own safety. Ride slow and live a long and venerable life.
This is a FREE event, No tickets, no charges. Just pay for your own gas, food and drinks.
However, if you would like to donate something for a good cause, you can do so on the official DGR website once it opens at the end of August.

More info COMING SOON on the official website

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