Continued from Part 7.
Day 5: Medan -Banda Aceh
Today is going to be long ride of more than 640 Km. So we woke up very early morning to be able to start immediately after Sholat Subuh and expecting to arrive in Banda Aceh before the dark. Today is the longest day ride we have in this touring but due to the smooth asphal road and some long straight road on this route, we anticipate the time would be a lot shorter than our ride from Bukit Tinggi to Prapat. This is our route map.
Start very early morning and it was still dark, we pass Binjai immediately and enjoy a long straight road.. You could imagine how fast we could go.. 😉
Still crossing some palm oil plantation.. Jade and Iwan enjoyed their speedy ride in the morning fresh air.. 🙂
The trip was very smooth and we filled in the gas full tank for the first time arround North Sumatra and Nangroe Aceh Darussalam border at 08.27 a.m. The rain was just before fall down, so we were using our rainsuit, anticipating a long rainy day during the ride.
And, not too long, we were riding in the rain…
We kept on riding and try to meet the target for lunch at Lhokseumawe or after that city.
Didi on his Ducati ST2
Bona on his Ducati Mutistrada 1000DS
Ramos on his Ducati Monster S4Rs
Danang on his Ducati Multistrada 1000DS
Iboy on his Ducati Multistrada 1000DS
We crossed Langsa.. But ups, Milan’s bike got some problem..
While the rest on the group continued the ride, some of us stayed and wait for him..
The problem was solved and we continued the ride, while the big group was waiting for us not too far in front. Come on guys.. Lets move on..
It was a long wet ride. We kept riding in the rain not to lose time during the day and still try to be on schedule.
We do not take the risk on the fuel and fill in full tank every around 150 Km. We filled in the gas again at 11.14 a.m at Lhoksukon area.
Interupted for a while, due to the road blocking for a local hero ceremony, we then push a bit to have lunch after Bireun. The rain stoped but the road was still a bit wet.
Finally we reach a nice stop place for lunch. We can not wait too long and immediately enjoyed the big lunch. It was 02.00 pm already..
To be continued in Part 9.