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2006-Dec: Ride to Bandung

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..

Beautiful Cirata…

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:


10 Responses to “2006-Dec: Ride to Bandung”


  1. 1 bonadjalins
    October 27, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Congrats on your new blog.. and me as the first commentator.. xixixi..

  2. 2 ekowd
    October 28, 2007 at 4:28 am

    Congrats from me too…. As bro bona beat me to it, I’ll be the 2nd commentator… hehehe

    Btw, I’m thinking of starting a riding blog also. Do you mind if I use some of your pics for my blog? Most of the time I ride with you on touring trips. So the pics should be the same.

  3. October 28, 2007 at 5:03 am

    Thank you Bro Bona and Bro Eko..

    Eko, you may always use the pics. Yes.. i do have plenty of your pics on some of my ride. See the one in Cikole when we ride down to Bandung? I got you ride in the fog. I love to see that one… Fresh mountain air, foggy, nice road.. Hm, I guess we need to ride via Subang to Bandung again, one day..

  4. October 29, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    bandung is my hometown!! it’s raining heavily now…. and cold!!😦

  5. October 29, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    bandung is lovely anyway..🙂

  6. October 29, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    Hi Angel.. Thanks for your comments. Bandung is my second hometown.. It is a very nice city and plenty of yummy local foods…:)

  7. October 29, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    Looks like one hell of a time. Thanks for sharing.

  8. October 29, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks Nick.. I hope you could enjoy reading it. See my other ride reports on the blog. Although I have not got a change to put in them all, you may see other different parts of Indonesia…

  9. November 1, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Great report great photos. You should add some of this into our forum

    http://www.fireblades.org

  10. 10 Cyber Art Com
    February 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Asyik


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