Guest Writer : Charisma Surya – Journey To The East Part#3

In Guest Writer, The Street Snapper, [StRiders]

Finally, the boys reached closer to the destination; Bali Island! Yeah, even their journey encounter many trials from technical problems, harsh weather & nature, and finally they must split their small and noisy clique. But, their spirit still stay strong! Okay, let Aris put the last piece of this puzzle…

Finally, the boys reached closer to the destination; Pulau Bali! Yeah, perjalanan mereka menemui banyak cobaan, dari masalah teknikal motor, kejamnya cuaca & alam, sampai akhirnya kelompok kecil nan berisik mereka terpecah menjadi dua. But, their spirit still stay strong! Okay, let Aris put the last piece of this puzzle…

Charisma Surya Alexander Reyner CBR250R MC41 Bali shootupnride.com

After drying our underwear & socks that getting wet & full of Bromo sand in part 2, at 9 am we departed from Sidoarjo, towards Banyuwangi. For God’s sake, the streets are very-very beautiful! The road are smooth, it got spectacular natural hills views, and as you see, there are huge hydro energy station that epic to be background of touring photo hahaha…

Setelah mengeringkan celana dalam & kaos kaki kami yang basah & penuh pasir Bromo di part 2, jam 9 pagi kami berangkat dari penginapan di daerah Sidoarjo menuju Banyuwangi. Demi Tuhan, jalanannya sangat-sangat indah! Jalanan mulus, bukit-bukit alami, serta yang seperti kalian lihat, PLTA yang epik untuk menjadi latar belakang foto hahaha…

Alexander Reyner Bimo Wirafajar Versys 650 CBR 250 MC41 Bali shootupnride.com

Finally, we had arrived at the port, ready to cross the ocean. Anyway, I was surprised seeing those children around the ship, observing our partners (which incidentally aren’t exotic) enthusiastically. What so interesting of bagged-sportbikes, covered with dirty & scars anyway? Or, that was makes them interesting?

Tidak terasa, akhirnya kami sampai di pelabuhan, bersiap untuk menyeberang lautan. Anyway, saya terkejut melihat anak-anak laut di sekitar kapal yang melihat dengan antusias akan partner-partner kami (yang notabene tidak eksotis). Apa menariknya sportbike yang dicanteli storage-storage, kotor pula. Atau justru itu yang menarik perhatian mereka?

Honda CBR250R MC41 Kawasaki Versys 650 Bali shootupnride.com

This is it, we finally arrived in Bali! After the jig-dancing while tumbling, I understand why many riders love touring with the destination to Bali. Even sounds “common“, this island of Gods does have mystical aura which…Romantic maybe?

This is it, akhirnya kami sampai di Pulau Bali! Setelah berjoget-joget sembari koprol, saya jadi mengerti mengapa banyak rider menyukai touring dengan destinasi Bali. Sekalipun “umum”, pulau Dewata ini memang memiliki aura mistis yang…Romantis?

Bimo Wirafajar Om Aya Xeon Versys Vixion CBR250R Bali shootupnride.com

Oh yeah, while we’ve arrived at Jimbaran, we greeted by our friend, Om Aya, an activist of big bike in Bali, with his trusty red Yamaha Xeon. Not long we were hosted at his residence, but obviously we were gobsmacked (and drooling!) of his impressive bike, gear & collectible motorcycle parts in his mancave hehehe…

Oh iya, di Jimbaran kami sudah disambut oleh teman kami, Om Aya, seorang aktifis motor besar di Bali, dengan Yamaha Xeon merah andalannya. Tidak terlalu lama kami dijamu di kediaman beliau, yang jelas kami terkesima (dan meneteskan air liur) akan koleksi impresif motor, gear & collectible parts di motorcycle mancave-nya hehehe…

Alexander Reyner Charisma Surya Bimo Wirafajar Bali Pantai Jimbaran shootupnride.com

Anyway, after our party getting split on Bromo (Rama & Bobby, we miss you!), there comes another surprise news, this time striking to Bimo : He must hurry back to Bandung for some academics affairs. Oh hell no…Well, we faced our reality : We still not got freedom for assign our riding time…

And, yes…It ain’t proper for us that had come to Bali and didn’t enjoy the beach, right? Don’t be fooled by Reyner’s bawdy smile because he spot many lady, because to be honest, for us, Bali charms ain’t only because of its beach. And that makes me and Reyner…

Anyway, setelah rombongan kami terpecah di Bromo (Rama & Bobby, we miss you!), menyambar lagi kabar kejutan, kali ini kepada Bimo : Dia harus lekas kembali ke Bandung karena ada urusan akademisi. Oh hell no…Ya bagaimana lagi? Kebebasan waktu riding memang belum kami rengkuh…

Dan, ya…Tidak afdol sampai di Bali dan tidak menikmati pantai-nya bukan? Jangan tertipu melihat senyum mesum Reyner melihat banyak wanita, jujur, bagi kami, Bali bukan hanya dinikmati dari pantai-nya saja, untuk itu saya dan Reyner…

Honda CBR250R MC41 Garuda Wisnu Kencana shootupnride.com

…Desired to exploring this island, of course with our bikes because we’re Striders yeah! With limited time (remember, we are now Pekundaran haha!), armed with map and seduction by Jurupoto Yoyo here, we try to find the beauty spot that hiding, waiting to be discovered by the brave one.

…Bernafsu menjelajahi pulau ini dengan motor kami, because we’re Striders yeah! Dengan keterbatasan waktu (ingat, kami sekarang Pekundaran haha!), berbekal peta & rayuan dari Jurupoto Yoyo disini, kami mencoba mencari keindahan yang tersembunyi, menunggu untuk disingkap bagi sang pemberani.

Charisma Surya Alexander Reyner CBR250R MC41 Henshin GWK Bali shootupnride.com

First, to legitimate this journey, of course we capture our obligatory capture Dream Ranger’s Kamen Rider transformation in front of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana, beside, we don’t wanna lose to Panji & Saskia that had arrived here. Henshin! Here comes the Hentai Rider hahaha!

Pertama, demi mengesahkan perjalan ini, tentu aksi transformasi Kamen Rider khas Dream Ranger didepan Garuda Wisnu Kencana wajib kami abadikan, agar tidak kalah dengan Panji & Saskia yang pernah sampai disini. Henshin! Here comes the Hentai Rider hahaha!

GWK Tari Bali shootupnride.com

There was moments that struck my mind in this journey : The pride of native culture. While many big cities hiding their face by wearing cape called modernization, some city we passed are proud of the culture that shaped them. Hmmm, honesty and wisdom…Its make me who was apathetic to the falsity of big city, turned to be proud for living and riding in Indonesia that rich of treasure!

Ada momen yang menyadarkan kami dalam perjalanan ini, yaitu kebanggaan akan budaya asli daerah. Disaat kota-kota besar bersolek memakai jubah modernisasi, beberapa kota yang kami lewati justru bangga dengan kultur yang membentuk mereka. Hmmm, kejujuran & kearifan…Membuat saya yang sempat apatis akan kepalsuan kota besar, berubah menjadi bangga dapat hidup & riding di Indonesia yang kaya!

Honda CBR250r GARUDA WISNU KENCANA shootupnride.com

Oh, I forgot to tell that the map given by Jurupoto Yoyo are…Blind maps. As well accompanied of short message :

“O the adventurers with camera, get rid your fearful while riding with your trusty iron horse. Mother Earth shall protect every wanderer with clean heart who loses direction”

Oh iya saya lupa memberi tahu kalau peta yang Jurupoto Yoyo berikan adalah…Peta buta. Serta pesan pendek :

“Wahai sang pengembara berkamera, enyahkan rasa gentarmu saat berpacu bersama kuda besi-mu. Ibu Pertiwi akan melindungi setiap pengembara yang kehilangan arah yang berhati bersih”

Honda CBR250R Ruby MC41 Charisma Surya Offroad Bali shootupnride.com

Although the real meaning that I catch are…He just wants to see another MC41 rider experiences off-roading in Bali…

Meskipun makna yang saya tangkap adalah…Dia hanya ingin melihat rider MC41 dari kota lain off-road di Bali…

Honda CBR250R  MC41 Charisma Surya Alexander Reyner Offroad Bali shootupnride.com

…And God. Holy God. I finally know the meaning of “Not all those who wander are lost” by J.R.R Tolkien. Instead of losing direction and disappear, instead we discovered and reunited to something. Yes, another moment that I absorb, is how lucky I am to be an adventurer with my partner : Bike & camera…

…And God. Holy God. Saya akhirnya mengetahui makna “Not all those who wander are lost” oleh J.R.R Tolkien. Bukannya kehilangan arah & menghilang, namun justru menemukan & dipertemukan. Ya, momen lain yang saya resapi, adalah betapa beruntungnya saya menjadi seorang petualang dengan partner motor & kamera…

Honda CBR250R  MC41 Charisma Surya Alexander Reyner Offroad Bali shootupnride.com

This journey…Not only made ​​me discover the limit of Ruby and my riding capability, not also just put more numbers on her odometer. But instead, I realize my identity as a Striders. Yes, this country is not as bad as me, someone who long lived in big cities, think of…

Perjalanan ini…Tidak hanya membuat saya menemukan limit motor & kemampuan berkendara, tidak juga hanya menambah angka di odometer Ruby. Namun justru, menyadarkan saya akan jati diri sebagai seorang Striders. Ya, negara ini tidak seburuk yang saya, seseorang yang lama menetap di kota besar kira…

Honda CBR250R  MC41 Charisma Surya Alexander Reyner Offroad Bali shootupnride.com

Remember the quote that I pinned in the first part of this journey?

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

Finally, I found one of the most important meaning in life, after this short adventure : Trying to appreciate, and find meaning on every moments. There’s implied message behind the darkness night in Bromo, the cold and ruthless streets of Indonesia, or Rama’s sparkling face when noticing food stalls… Everything shall be a precious moment when we can perceiving it…

Ingat kutipan yang saya sematkan di part pertama perjalan ini?

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

Akhirnya saya menemukan salah satu makna terbaik dalam hidup, setelah perjalanan & petualangan pendek ini : Mencoba untuk menghargai, dan menemukan makna dalam setiap momen. Ada pesan yang tersirat di balik gelapnya malam di Bromo, dingin & kejamnnya jalanan Indonesia, atau wajah Rama yang berbinar saat melihat warung makanan…Semua akan menjadi momen yang berharga jika kita bisa meresapinya…

Honda CBR250R MC41 Bali Charisma Surya shootupnride.com

Okay…That’s my story about our Journey to the East. Maybe this trip didn’t taking many times compared with another epic journey. Maybe our bikes ain’t the perfect partner for discovering Indonesia (but I still love you Ruby!)…

But…I’m sure after this trip, I’d appreciate every mile and fuel drop that Me and Ruby grinding…It’s not just about riding the bike, it’s living the life.

Thank you Reyner, Bimo, Rama & Bobby (especially for the two last names, they will billed their version story of this journey on SNR, so don’t miss it guys!), It’s a wonderful journey with lots of beautiful moments, amazing (and scary!) experiences, and of course…a meaning from the story that I shall treasure forever!

Ciao, just wait for more stories and pictures of me and Ruby. Let’s shoot up and ride!

Okay…Itulah kisah saya akan perjalanan menuju Timur ini. Mungkin perjalanan ini tidak memakan waktu sepanjang perjalanan epik lain. Mungkin motor-motor yang kami kendarai bukanlah yang terbaik untuk menjelajah Indonesia (but I still love you Ruby!)…

…Tapi saya yakin, setelah perjalanan ini, saya lebih menghargai setiap kilometer & titik bensin yang saya & Ruby lindas…It’s not just about riding the bike, it’s living the life.

Terima-kasih Reyner, Bimo, Rama & Bobby (spesial untuk 2 nama terakhir, mereka ditagih kisah versi mereka di SNR, so don’t miss it guys!), it’s a wonderful journey with lots of beautiful moments, amazing (and scary!) experiences, and of course…A meaning from story that I shall treasure forever!

Ciao, tunggu kisah & foto-foto lain saya bersama Ruby. Let’s shoot up and ride!

16 Comments

  1. Wohooo… in the end… nice ending… (kyk film telenovela). Thanks SnR for pimp my story…
    Ah.. can’t wait for rama and bobby story… : )

  2. pengucapan tadi sambil menggunakan jubah putih, tongkat kayu, dan lampu sorot :p

  3. tiap baca episode2 perjalanan ini ko bawaannya pundung yah? :(

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