Guest Writer : Charisma Surya – Journey To The East Part#1

In Guest Writer, [StRiders]

Some said, the best stories often narrated by our own friends. Although the definition of “best” itself either by us as listeners, or from the point of own view of the storyteller.

Alas, today one Striders who often seek free cup of glass coffee at SNR office submit a story about one of his best stories, a journey which (he claimed) opened his eyes, hearts and minds about his perspective about motorcycles & Indonesia. Here goes Aris spell his magnificent tale…

Ada yang bilang, cerita terbaik sering tersembur dari teman sendiri. Meski definisi “terbaik” itu sendiri entah bagi kita sebagai pendengar, atau dari sudut pandang pendongengnya sendiri.

Alas, salah satu Striders yang sering minta kopi gratis ke kantor SNR kemarin mengirim cerita soal salah satu cerita terbaiknya, sebuah perjalanan yang (katanya) membukakan mata, hati & pikirannya dalam melihat dunia motor & Indonesia. Here goes Aris spell his magnificent tale…

Charisma Surya Ruby CBR250R MC41 Tailbag Tankbag shootupnride.com

“There is great meaning in life for those who are willing to journey.”
-Jim England-

Long journey to the East (Bandung – Yogyakarta – Bromo – Bali)…Mmm, it was my dream from 2 years ago. But, this epic journey hadn’t begun because classic reasons; Zero funds, limited time. Until finally in April 2013, I was furiously slamming guitar while screaming: “Why didn’t I start the ride this year!

Long journey to the East (Bandung – Yogyakarta – Bromo – Bali)…Mmm, itu adalah impian saya 2 tahun ke belakang ini. Namun perjalanan ini belum sempat dimulai karena alasan klasik, keterbatasan dana & waktu. Hingga pada akhirnya pada bulan April 2013, saya dengan geram sembari membanting gitar berteriak; “Kenapa tidak saya lakukan pada tahun ini!”

Rama Andhika Bimo Wirafajar Bobby Seto Nugroho Charisma Surya Alexander Reyner shootupnride.com

Then, I invite some characters that SNR readers maybe know; Reyner & Panji. Incidentally, our little group growing bigger & enticing because there are three riders who also intends to ride with the same destination, Rama, Bimo & Bobby. Yeah, this trip also their haunting dreams! Another surprise? SNR Crew (Dhey & Reyhan) also interested to disrupt our trip. So, why not we ride together?

Lalu, saya mengajak makhluk-makhluk yang para pembaca SNR kenal; Reyner & Panji. Kebetulan, bertambah 3 rider yang bermaksud untuk bermotor-ria dengan destinasi yang sama, yaitu Rama, Bimo dan Bobby. Yeah, perjalanan ini juga nampak mengisi mimpi-mimpi 3 rider itu juga! Another surprise? Kru SNR (Dhey & Reyhan) juga tertarik mengacaukan perjalanan kami. So, why not we ride together?

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After chit-chat from coffee table to office desk to discuss the technical office of this trip departure, it’s unfortunate a few days before D-day, three rider was unable to be involved; Panji, Dhey & Reyhan, they can’t go because their hectic work (although I’m sure for two last names because the contents of their wallet is like kopiah hahaha!)

Setelah chit-chat di meja kopi sampai meja kantor membicarakan teknis keberangkatan, sangat disayangkan beberapa hari sebelum hari H, 3 rider berhalangan untuk bisa ikut, yaitu Panji, Dhey & Reyhan, katanya berhalangan dengan pekerjaan masing-masing (meski saya yakin 2 nama terakhir karena isi dompet mereka yang mirip kopiah hahaha!)

Ninja 250 CBR Versys 650 Rama Bimo Aris Reyner Bobby shootupnride.com

The journey begins on Monday, June 3, 2013 with the partner are our trusty MC41, Ruby & Repsie, one CB150 ridden by Bobby, and the amazing Ninja 250, yup, NightWish! And one cheater, Bimo with Versys 650. Fyuh…Citing Shootupnride; Different life. Different character. One goal. So, let’s ride!

Perjalanan pun dimulai pada hari Senin, 3 Juni 2013 dengan partner yaitu 2 MC41, Ruby & Repsie, satu CB150 yang dikendarai Bobby, and the amazing Ninja 250, yup, NightWish! Dan satu anak yang curang, Bimo dengan Versys 650. Fyuh…Mengutip Shootupnride; Different life. Different character. One goal. So, let’s ride!

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And, this journey starts after all member gathered at Bimo’s house (because free breakfast!). Lock & loaded at Bandung 04:30 AM, it’s time to aim our first check point: Telaga Sarangan. On our first day, glad the road ain’t too crowded, and we had arrived at Banjar on 2,5 hours.

Dan, perjalanan ini resmi dimulai setelah semua member berkumpul di rumah Bimo (demi sarapan gratis!). Lock & loaded di Bandung pada jam 04.30 dini hari, saatnya menuju target check point pertama: Telaga Sarangan. Di perjalanan hari pertama, untungnya jalan tidak terlalu ramai, kami berhasil sampai Banjar dalam waktu sekitar 2,5 jam.

CBR250R Indonesia Map Charisma Surya shootupnride.com

After arriving at the border of West Java and Central Java, as Striders should be, it’s time for our to taking pictures…and breakfast again at nearby restaurant. Sorry Bimo, the breakfast before are just sound check for me hahaha! Incidentally, the restaurant also provide a copy of the across map of West Java – East Java. Indiscriminately, I take 1 copy (because it’s free!), Then we go.

Sesampai di perbatasan Jawa Barat dan Jawa Tengah, layaknya Striders seharusnya, kami sempatkan diri untuk berfoto…dan sarapan lagi di restoran terdekat. Maaf Bimo, sarapan sebelumnya baru check sound saja bagiku hahaha! Kebetulan tempat tersebut menyediakan fotokopi peta lintas Jawa Barat – Jawa Timur, tanpa pandang bulu saya ambil 1 (karena gratis!), lalu kami lanjut.

Rama Andhika Charisma Surya Alexander Reyner Bobby Seto Nugroho Bimo Wirafajar Ninja 250 CBR Versys 650 CB 150 SPBU

After 4 hours riding, the fatigue hit us, maybe because overnight break yesterday aren’t sufficient. We decided to break at motorcyclist favorite hotel; Gas station. We also got time to eat and sleep for about 2 hours (Yeah, maybe its too long, but our body need that to continue the journey, and feel free to comment Bimo’s dramatic face.).

Setelah 4 jam, rasa lelah melanda, salah satu sebabnya istirahat semalam tidak mencukupi. Kami putuskan istirahat di hotel favorit pengendara motor; SPBU. Kami pun sempat makan & tidur kurang lebih selama 2 jam (Yeah, maybe its too long, but our body need that to continue the journey, and feel free to comment Bimo’s dramatic face.).

Ninja 250 CBR Versys 650 Rama Bimo Aris Reyner Bobby shootupnride.com

In the end, after passing & enjoying through the damaged roads and lots of potholes, beautiful curve & corners, we were up in Yogyakarta at…18:30 pm. Mmm, yes, we lost the targets; Sarangan in first day…

In the end, setelah melewati jalan rusak nan berlubang, tikungan-tikungan indah nan menawan, kami pun sampai di Yogyakarta pada pukul…18:30. Mmm, yes, we lost the target; Sarangan in first day…

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…But never mind! I think we can enjoy the atmosphere of Yogyakarta for a second, like doing massage or maybe shitsui hahaha! We were staying at Rama’s aunt, she greet us with full of smile and a cup of a tea, that cures our fatigue greatly, so Kanpai!

…But never mind! I think we can enjoy the atmosphere of Jogja for a second, like doing massage or shitsui maybe hahaha. Kami pun menginap di rumah Bu’de nya Rama, she greet us with full of smile and a cup of a tea, that cure our fatigue greatly, so Kanpai!

Ninja CBR CB Versys 250 650 150 Aris Rama Reyner Bimo Bobby shootupnride.com

Well, I’m sorry Reyhan we can’t disturb, destroy & demanding free coffee to your nest, because we must rest quickly, in order to achieve our target next morning. Well, the first part of our trip ends with sleep, dreaming of Sarangan beautiful panorama, just wait for the second par…zZzZz….

Maaf ya Reyhan kami tidak bisa mengganggu & minta kopi gratis di kandangmu, karena kami harus cepat istirahat, demi mencapai target kami keesokan paginya. Well, part pertama perjalanan kami diakhiri dengan tidur, memimpikan indahnya panorama Telaga Sarangan, just wait for the second par…zZzZz….

9 Comments

  1. Wooow… i can’t wait to read the next part dude…. awsome….

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