Rain, what a strong condition for many people. Maybe for majority people, it’s a bless, the symbol of fertility and prosperity, even become a playground for some! But no doubt with its substantial force, lots of us being fearful & paranoid when rain fall…
Waktu hujan turun (When it rains)
Di sudut gelap mataku (In the dark corner of my eye)
Begitu derasnya (So swift…)
Akan ku coba bertahan (I tried to survive)
Wet & slippy, combined with path that become unpredictable, makes fall & crash at rain is like cooking instant noodles at Antarctic, without stove. The failure will be accepted just normally…
Even it’s possible, not everyone dare to ride when rain. Lots of technique can be used to handle the beast to swim, but all of it were just to ride on the wave, not to restrain all of it. The risk & danger of ride at rain is too strong to be conquered.
So, how about you, me & they who lived at a country with intense rainfall, for example Indonesia? Heavy density type, and for the cream of the top ; Flood, because the drainage of many of our city are like treated by drunkards. Messy.
“Are they still gonna ride their bike?”
Yeah, they always have the fear of rain. But still, ride on. From simple commuting into work at night. Ride through the million droplets of water, without proper gear, even bike condition. Is that because “Love“?
I don’t know. Lots of people I asked, can’t answer it clearly. Even if they truly love to ride, what makes them dare to take the risk?
Thirsty Reckless? Desperate because they can’t afford a car?
Maybe because, rain is major part of water cycle, and it can’t stop the life cycle of Indonesian rider. That’s why, life cycle contain “cycle” word, For them, motorcycle is part of their life, unconsciously…
Got interesting maybe nasty but inspiring stories or pics about riding through the rain? Hit us at our Facebook page. Now excuse me, time for me to find my old raincoat!