Guest Writer : Rama Andhika – Journey To The East, Alternate Path!

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Charisma Surya’s chronicle of his “Journey to the East” trip was riveting, perhaps the most extensive article I’ve chopped & screwed in a long time. I read each word, each sentence, three and four times, trying to feel what he was feeling and extracting every bit of information I could.

In the end, I was left gasping in wonder at their audacity, their, ehem, foolishness, and of course, their connection between their soul, the machine, and nature.

Alright, time to kick the 2014 year (uh Reyhan, it’s been three months already!) with new stories. What if one of the participants of that journey revealed its story from his perspective? Yep, here Rama Andhika, owner of the amazing Nightwish and the biggest rider’s grin that I had ever seen, taking over the typewriter…

Kisah Charisma Surya akan perjalanan ke Timur-nya bagi saya menarik, karena mungkin itulah artikel ter-ekstensif yang sudah saya potong & hancurkan selama saya disini. Saya menghayati setiap kata, kalimat, tiga sampai empat kali, mencoba merasakan apa yang ia rasakan, demi memetik setiap informasi yang saya bisa dapat.

Pada akhirnya, saya hanya bisa tertegun, kagum akan keberanian, ehem, kebodohan, dan tentu saja, koneksi mereka antara jiwa, mesin & alam.

Baiklah, saatnya memulainya dengan salah satu partisipan petualangan itu menceritakan kisahnya dari perspektifnya? Yep, dialah Rama Andhika, pemilik dari Nightwish yang menakjubkan, serta seringai terlebar yang pernah saya lihat, mengambil alih mesin tik…

Rama Andhika Ninja 250 Nightwish Bromo shootupnride

Ohayō Shootupnride! Rama Andhika here taking control Reyhan’s legendary typewriter machine! Uh, just like you guys read at part-2, me & Bobby separated from group because my precious body feeling unwell…

Surely, for exploring Indonesia archipelago needs the right experience, the right bike and flexibility to deal with the unexpected. It’s sad getting separated from those noisy Striders, but hey, the bright side are…

Ohayō Shootupnride! Rama Andhika sudah mengontrol mesin tik legendaris Reyhan! Uh, seperti yang kalian sudah baca di part-2, saya dan Bobby terpisah dari rombongan karena badan saya kurang fit…

Memang, untuk berkelana di alam Indonesia memang membutuhkan pengalaman, motor yang tepat, dan fleksibilitas untuk menghadapi hal tidak terduga. Sedih memang terpisah dari rombongan Striders berisik-berisik itu, but hey, the bright side are…

Rama Andhika Ninja 250 Nightwish Bromo Sand Ride shootupnride

…Me & Nightwish finally tasted the holy ground of Bromo, complete with irradiated sunlight! Uwooooh! Because sand & fog that shrouded every inch as far as the eye can see, it seems we riding on Tatooine planet! Sand cruising with sportbike sounds stupid right? But as Pont Pict express on this video, the “out-of-limit” sensation was more intense!

…Saya & Nightwish akhirnya merasakan epiknya daratan Bromo disinari cahaya matahari! Uwooooh! Karena pasir & kabut yang menyelimuti sejauh mata memandang, kami seperti riding di planet Tatooine! Memang, berkendara di pasir dengan motor sport terdengar bodoh, namun seperti Pont Pict utarakan di video ini, sensasi melewati limit & batasannya lebih terasa!

Bobby Seto Nugroho Bromo Smoke shootupnride.com

Here, Bobby unleash his childish dream, going sauna with complete clothes hahaha! Yeah, I’m not surprised Bromo become must-come destination for every rider that crossing Indonesia nature, its charm was toxicating! Brrr!

Here, Bobby unleash his childish dream, sauna dengan pakaian lengkap hahaha! Yah, tidak heran Bromo menjadi destinasi wajib bagi rider yang menapaki alam Indonesia, pesonanya sangat meracuni, dan saya menyukai demamnya! Brrr!

Rama Andhika Bobby Seto Nugroho Ninja 250 Nightwish CB150 Banyuwangi shootupnride.com

It was not very long for us to enjoy (and dreaming about many random activities) at Bromo, because we must going to Bali soon. Alas, many interesting spots on our going into crossing area, like this Gandrung dancer statue at Banyuwangi. Yes, Bali aroma had already felt…

Tidak lama memang kami menikmati (dan berkhayal akan aktivitas-aktivitas tidak jelas) di Bromo, karena kami harus segera menuju Bali. Alas, banyak spot-spot menarik dalam perjalanan menuju area penyebrangan, seperti patung penari Gandrung di Banyuwangi ini. Ya, aroma-aroma Bali sudah terasa memang…

Rama Andhika Ninja 250 Ferry Bali Touring shootupnride

This is the 1st time for Nightwish to ride in a Ferry. She’s looking a little bit nervous, so she hid on the corner.. Easy girl, It’s only 30 minutes across Bali Strait to Gilimanuk harbor. Ahoy cap’n! Let’s enjoy the sail!

Inilah 1st time Nightwish mengendarai kapal ferry, she’s looking a little bit nervous, makanya dia bersembunyi di pojokan hehehe…Tenang Nightwish, hanya 30 menit kita menyebrangi selat Bali menuju pelabuhan Gilimanuk. Ahoy cap’n! Mari kita berlayar!

Rama Andhika Ninja 250 Bobby Seto Nugroho CB150 Bali Touring shootupnride

Finally, B-A-L-I! The island with mesmerizing beauty, green nature, and tempting culinary to be tasted, and.. ehm. The young aged women everywhere! Hahaha…But seriously, along this journey to the east, I met a lot of interesting and colorful Indonesian women, like..

Finally, B-A-L-I! Pulau dengan keindahan yang melenakan, alam-alam asri, kuliner yang merayu lidah untuk merasakannya, dan ehem, mbak-mbak yang menggoda hahaha! But seriously, selama perjalanan menuju Timur ini, banyak saya temui wanita-wanita Indonesia yang menarik & berwarna, misalnya…

Rama Andhika Ninja 250 Woman Indonesia Touring shootupnride.com

This lady tourer with her new EX250! May the Force be with you Lady! Yeah, the colors of Indonesia is was not only provided by the nature, but also the people. And just like the other friends experienced, this expedition has opened my eyes even more…

…Lady tourer dengan EX250 terbaru ini! May the Force be with you Lady! Ya, warna-warni Indonesia memang dihasilkan bukan hanya dari alamnya saja, namun dengan orang-orangnya juga. Dan sama seperti teman-teman lain, mata saya makin terbuka berkat ekspedisi ini…

Rama Andhika Ninja 250 Bali Bedugul CB150 Touring shootupnride.com

There’s so many super exotic spots we ‘tasted’ just like Bratan lake, Bedugul above, but there’s even more we skipped, matter of the limited time we have.. Alas, all the place we’ve been are memorable! and the shutter-happy photographer sense was tingling again!

Banyak spot-spot super eksotis yang kami sempat rasakan seperti Danau Bratan, Bedugul diatas, namun lebih banyak lagi yang terlewatkan, imbas dari mepetnya waktu yang tersedia untuk kami habiskan…Alas, semua tempat yang kami rasakan semuanya memorable, and the shutter-happy photographer sense was tingling again!

Rama Andhika Bali Dolphin Watching shootupnride

Curious about the most Oh-My-God!-moment for me? It’s when I saw the dolphins on their real habitat, Lovina beach! Oh man, just like it’s name: Love-INA. Im glad to be Indonesian, and very determined to explore it even more!

Salah satu momen yang membuat mulut saya menganga saking terpesonanya? Tentu saja melihat kawanan lumba-lumba di habitat asli mereka, Pantai Lovina! Oh man, sesuai arti namanya, Love-Ina (Cinta Ibu Pertiwi), saya bersyukur menjadi warga negara Indonesia, dan bersemangat untuk mengeksplorasinya!

Rama Andhika Ninja 250 Touring shootupnride

Yeah, as my kindergarten teacher, Obi-Wan Kenobi said :

“You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.”

Thanks to this journey, many “truth” that finally I can put faith in, penetrate and calibrate my point of view of life, my friends, Nightwish, and of course, our lovely Indonesia.

Explore, experience, evolve, and exceed your expectations! NightWish, my girl – pack your things. We’re moving! Komodo Island? Bring em on!

Yeah, sesuai dengan pesan dari guru TK saya, Obi-Wan Kenobi :

“You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.”

Berkat perjalanan ini, banyak “kebenaran” yang akhirnya bisa saya amini, merasuki diri dan mengkalibrasi kembali akan pandangan hidup akan diri saya, teman-teman, Nightwish, serta tentunya, Indonesia kita tercinta.

Explore, experience, evolve, and exceed your expectations! NightWish, my girl – pack your things. We’re moving! Pulau Komodo? Bring em on!

7 Comments

  1. Woow mantaap… btw ruby kangen nightwise tampaknya ram… hahhaha

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