Before the end of 2006, together with other 14 Ducs (5 Multistrada, 5 Monster, 2 SBK 999, 1 SS 900, 1 ST2) I join a ride on an alternative route from Jakarta to Bandung (West Java) on Dec 2-3, 2006. This time we rode via Cibubur, Jonggol, Cileungsi, Cikalongkulon, Cirata Dam, Cikalongwelan, Darangdan, Wanayasa, Ciater and Lembang and entering into Bandung city from the north down from Mount Tangkuban Perahu. Although a bit longer route, it was always nice to ride in empty small village roads, ride between the tea plantation and ride in the heavy fog around the mountain area. Get ready with the rain coat, since riding in the rain is one of the consequences to ride in December in Indonesia. See this: Breafing before start.
Ok, lets go..
Started 7.00 am from Jakarta, we rode to Jonggol:
Road in Jonggol to Cileungsi was quite empty (compared to heavy traffic in Jakarta):
We have a first Break at Cikalongkulon, had a breakfast just beside the beutiful rice field:
First Break at Cikalongkulon for about 1 hour was a nice refreshment:
We then continued the trip to Cirata Dam…
Smaller village road but emty was always nice:
Close to Cirata Dam.. Although in a bit smoky sky, we could see the Dam from the hill:
Just a short break for a photo shoot, we then continue the ride to cross the Cirata Dam..
Crossing Cirata Dam was quite sensational..
Continue the trip to Cikalongwetan:
Lunch Break in the rain at Ciater
Continued the trip from Ciater to Bandung:
Entering Mount Tangkuban Perahu and Cikole area we rode in the foggy mountain wheather… It was a very short view distance in the midle of the quite heavy fog, a bit cool but very fresh air… Although we should ride slowly I always enjoy riding in the fog.. It gives a different kind of sensation:
Riding down hill in Lembang to Bandung :
We finally were entering into Bandung:
Parking in front the Lobby of Hyatt Hotel Bandung:
Taking a rest, enjoying food and evening in Bandung we then prepare for tomorrow’s ride back home to Jakarta.
Morning briefing before leaving Bandung:
We then start and ride back home though a different route:
Puncak is a favorite riding area, especially in the morning when the traffic is not in heavy:
Nice ride in Puncak (means the Peak), we keep riding down to and finally be back home in Jakarta: