November 29-30, 2008: Bandung Ride
Written by Agustus Sani Nugroho (edited by moderator)
Full report at Nugroho Ride Report
I’ve been very busy lately and can’t wait to ride my bike again. So, when some friends asked me whether I would like to join them riding to Bandung last weekend, I instantly say yes (although I have to make sure I finish my tasks and stay at the office after mid-night on Friday, while we have to start at 05.30 a.m. sharp on Saturday.
Well, you could easily guess what would be happening, if finally I went to bed at 03.15. Yup, I woke up late and when Iboy called my mobile, I said they better start. I will catch them up at Puncak Pass. So I rush to take a bath, put in all things that I have packed into the side boxes and the Top Box, warmed up my engine and was on the ride in very fresh early morning air..
I finally arrived at Puncak Pass at 07.17 a.m. and found some Ducati riders and their bikes who arrived about 5 minutes ago.
• Jede (Monster S2R 1000)
• Iwan Rialdy (ST3)
• Yuke (Multistrada 1000s DS)
• Iboy (Multistrada 1000DS)
• Danang (Multistrada 1000DS)
• Jewel (Monster 900)
• Ochi (1098)
• Iwan (left his 848 at home and used GS 1200)
• Nugroho (Multistrada 1000DS)
Jede, was enjoying the morning sun while we ordered the breakfast at Puncak Pass. I guess, it was nice to got some hot weather at a mountain area..
After having breakfast at Puncak Pass, we continued the ride to Bandung. Now the group could enjoy the ride while I could take pictures of them during the ride.
Bro Jade on his S2R 1000
Bro Ochi on his SBK 1098
Iwan Rialdy on ST3:
Iboy on his Multistrada 1000DS
Yuke on his black Multisrada 1000s DS
Danang on his Multistrada 1000DS
Jewel on his yellow Monster 900. Jewel take care the back yard and taking the role as the sweeper. He is doing his job very well. Thanks Bro.
Not too long we pass Rajamandala Bridge. The road was quite emty. See what these guys doing..
Ups.. The front group seems getting faster… It was too windy for taking pictures on that speed. I better put my camera on my pocket and try to get them in front…
It was beautiful day. Clear blue sky. We continued the ride to Cirangjang dan Padalarang.
Finaly, we arrived in Bandung and had a coffee break and relax for a while at Paris van Java Mall at Sukajadi at 10.10 a.m.
We then, went to Yuke’s house in Dago change our clothes which were wet, put off the jacket and boxes, and went for lunch at 12.00 and enjoying a big lunch of traditional Sudanese food in a Restaurant at Dago street. Not enough with that, we then went to have another cup of coffee at Hyatt Hotel and have a chat with Pak Arifin (the GM) who also ride a Multistrada 1000DS. It was rain in Bandung that afternoon, and we prefer enjoying our hot coffee and a portion of cake until the rain stoped.
I was so much enjoying the evening in Bandung. It was cool and really represent Bandung as I know. See this beautiful sunset at one corner of Dago.
After another big dinner at Nyonya Rumah Restaurant at Trunojoyo Street, I was fallen into a deep sleep up to the sunrise and get ready for moring ride back home.
See some happy faces before we started.
We split the group into 2. The first group (Iboy, Iwan R, Jede and Ochi) will wide to Subang and being picked up there. The rest + Pak Arifin will ride back home via Puncak.
We really enjoy Sunday morning easy ride in Bandung:
We intentionally took a turn in front Gasibu Park (in front Gedung Sate) to be able to ride from the beginning of the long Pasipati Bridge crossing Bandung city to Pasteur Street. It was still empty at 06.00 a.m. and we could start open the throttle wide. Hm…
We have Pak Arifin rode with us up to Puncak Pass.
Jewel & Danang
Ok, guys. Lets move on. We continued our ride to Jakarta after having breakfast at Puncak Pass, and I was arrived at home at 11.15 a.m.
Hm.. that was a nice break for all of us. What a good weekend.. 🙂