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Hotel Malaka Bandung

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Hak gambar ada pada Sudarsono

 

Jalan Malabar, Halimun, Wayang dan sekitarnya adalah area bermain saya. Bandung tempo akhir 60an.

Cuaca pagi yang masih berembun. Dan pullover pun selalunya menjadi kelengkapan setiap pagi harinya.

Siapa sangka hampir 50 tahun kemudian saya berkesempatan masuk eh bahkan menginap dibangunan yang dahulunya adalah  fabrik roti dan kue Valkenet.  Salah- satu fabrik roti dan kue di kota Bandung, selain Merbaboe, Maison Bogerijen, Maison Vogelpoel, Lux Vincet, dan lain- lain. Didirikan oleh orang Belanda.  Ada juga yang didirikan oleh orang-orang Tionghoa seperti Jap Tek Ho, Khoe Pek Goan, Tan Kim Liang, dan lain- lain.

 

Bangunan fabrik roti dan kue yang dahulunya punya kisah,”Siapapun yang melewatinya dan bisa mencium wangi roti/ kuenya boleh mendapatkannya cuma- cuma”, kini adalah Hotel Malaka.
Bangunan minimalis, di desain oleh arsitek senior kenamaan Tan Tjiang Ay.

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Banda Neira, Sepeda Elektrik Nan Cantik


Tampil imut beroda kecil 20 inch, sepintas mirip sepeda lipat, adalah review berikut dari LOGR model  Banda Neira.

Geometri sepeda dewasa dengan roda lebih kecil. Tentunya menyebabkan seat stays dan head tube lebih panjang dari biasanya. Unik.
Bertenaga battery 250 watt/ 36 Volt yang menggerakkan dinamo hub depan sudah lebih dari cukup untuk gowes hari- hari. Tak hanya dijalan- jalan datar,sedikit tanjakanpun tak mesti khawatir.

Sama seperti LOGR Java, penggeraknya adalah hub depan.
Battery yang lebih kecil memberikan banyak pilihan penempatan battery. Ditas/ kantong depan atau belakang.
Jadi tak perlu rak lagi.

Kelengkapannya adalah:

  • motor pada hub depan,
  • battery  berikut controller dan lubang charger di tas/ kantong,
  • On/off, +/- naik turunkan torsi di handle bar kiri, , display ditengah dan gas di handle bar kanan. Akses yang mudah.
  • Kabel penghubung battery ke dinamo cukup panjang jika ingin battery disimpan ditas/ kantong belakang.
  • Rak depan lebar dan unik.
  • Gear internal matic menggantikan cassette. jadi tak ada gear shifter. Baik depan maupun belakang. Sangat praktis.

Handling, standar roda kecil. Hanya saat bergerak perlahan agak berat dengan battery di tas/ kantong depan. Selanjutnya biasa- biasa saja.
Trek Dago turun ke jalan Sumatera dan tanjakan mulai Cipaganti, Setiabudi, sampai Gegerkalong cukup ringan dan nyaman- nyaman saja tanpa bantuan elektriknya( Lupa di charges sebelumnya 🙂   )

Update:
Sore hari tadi, jumat, 16 des, setelah charges penuh malam sebelumnya, setelah juga putar- putar dikota, Cipaganti dan Setiabudi yang menanjak rupanya bukan kesulitan sama sekali bagi Sang Banda Neira. Hampir sampai 27km/ jam tanpa bantuan gowes sama sekali, dengan torsi di posisi 3. Wuzz wuzz wuzz 

Masih bersambung dengan detil lainnya lagi. Salam 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LOGR Java, Sang Onthel Elektrik

 

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img_1552Tak seperti beberapa Sepeda Elektrik yang terlihat  ‘dipaksakan’ menyerupai sepeda motor, Onthel Elektrik ini tampil ‘biasa’ seperti sepeda kayuh, tapi sepeda kayuh yang rapih, cantik nan ciamik.

Dinamo penggerak roda depan yang juga hub  depan cukup kecil. Tak mencolok.

Berframe kokoh( steel), dengan bobot seperti umumnya Onthel.

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Rak depan yang unik, amat sangat mencolok, dengan finishing rapih, berbahan aluminum.
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Selain tuas rem belakang pada handle bar kiri adalah kontrol On/Off, +/- torsi/ tenaga, tampilan Kecepatan, tampilan Torsi( 1-5) dan indikator lampu belakang.

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Di handle bar kanan, tuas rem depan, throttle( tuas gas), gear shifter belakang( 1-3) model tromol.

 

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Battery berkapasitas 11 ampere( 250 watt), 36 Volt ‘tersembunyi’ di rak belakang. Akan lebih tak terlihat lagi jika pannier belakang terpasang.

Pengisian mudah, bisa langsung pada posisi terpasang atau dicabut jika terminal jauh dari sepeda.

Cukup 2-3 jam untuk pengisian penuh, memenuhi kebutuhan 30 – 50 km.

Pada battery adalah tombol cek kapasitas battery, indikator battery dan tombol On/ Off lampu belakang.

Rak belakang ini seperti juga peruntukannya adalah tempat ‘digantung’kannya sepasang pannier( tas sepeda) atau satu saja disalah- satu sisi . Sekaligus ditempatkannya lampu belakang dan reflektor.
Sayangnya hanya satu moda lampu. Tak ada moda lampu blink. Daya diambil dari battery.
Dan akan lebih baik lagi jiga dilengkapi dengan  lampu depan dan Kring- Kring, agar saya tak perlu selalu berteriak. “Awas awas, numpang lewat! ” 🙂

Test ride?
Karena peruntukannya memang bukan untuk ‘diangkat- angkat’ berselfie seperti umumnya yang ber roadbike, bobotnya tak menjadi masalah.

Handling  bagus, kayuhan standar Onthel memang tak seringan roadbike, tapi masih ramah dengkul untuk wara- wiri dalam kota.
Kejutan manis saat elektrik dinyalakan.
Ber pedal assist, dinamo digerakan tak hanya oleh tuas throttle( gas), tapi juga oleh kayuhan.

Semakin kuat mengayuh dinamo akan semakin kuat memutar roda depan.
Secara singkatnya saya gambarkan ‘bantuan’ elektrik ini seperti jika kita mengayuh dan ada yang bantu dorong dari belakang.

Onthel atau sepeda jenis manapun ber elektrik amat saya sarankan untuk siapa saja. Terutama untuk Anda yang ingin bertransisi dari kendaraan berbahan bakar fosil ke elektrik, dan kemudian ke sepeda berkayuh.
Tak ada lagi masalah terlalu berkeringat dan terengah- engah saat masuk kantor  atau ruang kuliah.

Pada moda tenaga battery sepenuhnya, cukup kedua kaki diam saja di pedal dan sila dorong tuas throttel( gas) dengan jempol tangan kanan.
Dan.. bukan Anda yang harus heran, tapi biarkan kanan kiri belakang Anda yang terheran- heran, melihat satu Onthel bersosok besar gagah melaju ringan di tanjakan Cipaganti atau Dago atas dengan kayuhan penuh senyum, atau bahkan tanpa satu kayuhanpun  🙂

Salam BOSEH, Bike On the Street Everybody Happy 🙂

Ohya, dengan IDR 14.000.000 tentu saja sudah dapat Anda peroleh 1 sepeda motor baru bertenaga berlipat- ganda dengan kecepatan maksimal sampai diatas 100km/ jam.
Hanya jika Anda lebih peduli kesehatan diri dan lingkungan, dan juga keamanan, Sepeda elektrik ini ada pilihan yang lebih bijak, smart dan berwawasan. Ya kan?

Atau mau rasakan sensasi sepeda elektrik dengan lebih murah lagi? Bawa sepeda Anda jenis apapun yang ada, pilihan ebike kit, hub depan, belakang atau middrive merubah Gowes Hah Heh Hoh Anda menjadi Gowes Cantik, Apik, Ciamik Banyak Dilirik 🙂

https://trektownbike.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Garmin virb elite. Sport action camera

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Ber-wifi dan ber- gps.
Betul, seperti yang kita duga, artinya disamping mempunyai viewfinder sendiri, juga dapat kita lihat dilayar device manapun yg ber-wifi.
Dan juga tak salah, ber-gps artinya mempunyai kemampuan bernavigasi layaknya device ber- gps.
Data seperti koordinat, ketinggian, kecepatan, jarak dan waktu sudah barang tentu ada.
Membawa virb elite tak ubahnya membawa sport action camera tahan air dan device gps sekaligus.
Bahkan bisa terkoneksi ke termometer eksternal, cadence( sensor penghitung putaran pedal pada sepeda), dan beberapa lagi lainnya.
Sebelum semakin wow dengan segabruk kebisaannya dan kelengkapannya, saya mulai dengan spek sebagai berikut:
– micro memorycard sampai 64 Gb. Terbaik mulai dengan class 10 keatas.
– battery lithium- ion berkapasitas 2000 mAH untuk penggunaan sampai 3 jam. Didukung dengan kemungkinan menggunakan eksternal battery( powerbank).
– berlayar lcd sebagai viewfinder dan tampilan multi informasi.
– 16 MP foto. Dgn burstspeed 3 gambar 16 MP/detik, 5 gambar 12MP/detik dan 10 gambar 8MP/detik.
– HD 1080 video/30fps.
– Field of View ( Luasan bidang yg tercover oleh sensor film) yg bisa di set wide, zoom2 & zoom4.
– Flip orientation. Seting untuk membalik lensa saat vibr dipasang terbalik, misal agar layar menghadap kebawah.

Yuk kita mulai kupas.
Yang paling mengesankan adalah penggunaan tombol2 menu yang logis sekali. Jadi mirip dengan fenix, rasanya tanpa membaca buku petunjuk cepatnya sekalipun siapa saja bisa langsung menggunakannya.
Tombol geser besar disamping untuk rekam video. Beberapa tombol tekan disamping lainnya untuk Mode, Ok ( yg juga tombol shutter untuk foto), kedepan/keatas, kebelakang/kebawah dan power.

Menarik sekali, kita dapat mengambil gambar ( foto) saat rekaman video sedang berjalan.  Jadi saat merekam video, ya tinggal tekan2 saja tombol Oknya 🙂

 

 
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CATATAN SEORANG NEWBIE TRAIL RUNNER DI BromoTenggerSemeru100Ultra oleh Ina Budiyarni

InaMaggie001InaMartinTju InaAnwarSurahman001InaDianNdaruPurwanti hak gambar ada pada Maggie Kim Hong Yeo, Martin Tju, Anwar Surahman & Dian Ndaru Purwanti.
Tak pernah terlintas dalam pikiran saya sebelumnya, saya akan menjadi finisher Bts100Ultra 50k dengan waktu 11 jam 12 menit. Di bawah Cut Off Time yang 12 jam.
Senang dan bangga bercampur jadi satu, karena saya bisa melawan ketakutan dalam diri saya.. Takut di hutan sendirian..
Seketika saya buka foto album ‘RUN’ dalam Facebook saya yang berisi foto-foto sebagian lelarian saya di tahun 2013 ini. Tahun 2012 saya baru sanggup lari 5k dan 10k dalam race, itupun seperti keong..
Tahun 2013 saya banyak bertemu dengan orang-orang hebat yang menginspirasi saya dalam lelarian. Juga kompor-kompor yang akhirnya membuat saya melakukan my 1st 21k Half Marathon di awal tahun 2013 dan my 1st 42k Full Marathon di tengah tahun 2013.
Tapi tidak dengan trail run.. Trail run pertama saya adalah 10k Tahura trail run. Setelah itu boro-boro mau ikut trail lagi. Yang ada di otak saya trail itu gear nya ribet dan menghabiskan banyak waktu. Karena harus seharian, dari pagi sampai sore.
Sebagai seorang single mother, yang terfikir adalah, lari di akhir minggu cukup hanya lari dijalan saja. Setelahnya lebih baik menghabiskan waktu dengan anak, yang adalah segalanya bagi saya.
Saya menghitung berapa banyak foto dan mengingat kronologi trail run saya, sebelum akhirnya nekat mengikuti BTS100Ultra 50k. Dan ternyata secara total baru 7x trail run yang saya ikuti sepanjang hidup saya. Untuk selanjutnya ikut BTS Ultra 50 dengan track yang gilaaa..
Di antara padatnya aktifitas saya berkantor, mengurus anak & aktifitas-aktifitas lainnya, di akhir minggu, di minggu-minggu trakhir menjelang race, saya luangkan waktu untuk latihan ngetrel. Dengan jarak puluhan km di Sentul bersama dengan teman-teman yang hebat..
Teman-teman saya yang bukan pelari menanyakan, ” Apa sih yang kamu cari dengan ikut race 50k naik turun gunung?’”.
Mungkin saat itu saya belum tahu pasti dan belum bisa menjawab atas pertanyaan itu. Yang saya tahu hanya, ada keinginan yang kuat sekali untuk turut serta di BTS Ultra 50.
Walaupun saya masih newbie trail runner, saya hanya berfikir jika orang lain bisa, mengapa saya tidak bisa? Jika orang lain berani, mengapa saya tidak berani? Jika juga orang lain nekat, mengapa juga saya tidak nekat?
Sudah banyak tempaan dalam hidup saya sebagai seorang single parent. Dan inilah saatnya tempaan di indahnya alam ciptaan Tuhan. Yang membuat saya merasa sangat kecil di dalamnya..
Dengan mendapat restu dari anak saya, berangkatlah saya menjadi salah satu orang ‘gila’ di BTS Ultra. Dengan bangganya anak saya bercerita ke setiap orang bahwa Bundanya akan berlari 50k naik turun gunung. Bahkan sampai juga bercerita kepada guru ngajinya.
Maka semakin semangatlah saya untuk berusaha sekuat tenaga agar bisa finish sebelum Cut Off Time.
Begitu berbedanya aura di Ranupane saat menjelang start ultra trail, dibandingkan dengan start road race. Walaupun jumlah pesertanya jauh lebih sedikit dibandingkan dengan peserta race jalanan, tapi serunya di start line mengalahkan start race-race saya sebelumnya.
Sebagai newbie trail runner sudah pasti larinya saya adalah alon-alon asal kelakon. Sambil menikmati pemandangan dan foto-foto sana sini yang tidak mungkin saya lewatkan. Berkat camera yang selalu ada dalam genggaman saya sepanjang lari 50k.
Ternyata apa yang tidak saya dapatkan di road race, saya dapatkan disini.. Pemandangan yang spektakuler sepanjang rute, yang buat saya serasa dalam mimpi. Karena selama ini hanya saya lihat di foto, gambar atau kalender.
Danau Ranukumbolo yang begitu mempesona dari jarak jauh dan dekat. Puncak Semeru dari kejauhan. Hamparan pasir berbisik Bromo. Kawah Bromo dan bukit-bukit pasir, yang masih melekat di ingatan saya sampai sekarang..
Capek, sudah pasti.. Ngos-ngosan apalagi.. Tapi indahnya alam membuat saya tidak terlalu merasakan gempornya betis & paha ini.
Tanjakan yang seperti tak berakhir di tanjakan cinta Ranukumbolo ( entah sampai sekarang saya tidak tahu mengapa dinamakan Tanjakan Cinta. jika saja Tanjakan Cinta nya sudah seperti begitu, akan seperti apa ya Tanjakan Putus Cinta nya ?). Ayek-ayek, jalur pipa, bukit pasir Bromo.. Ditambah sepanjang perjalanan, ingatan akan anak saya. Dan bahwa saya tidak mau mengecewakannya..
Serta keinginan akan membuat anak saya bangga mempunyai Bunda seorang Ultramom..
Tanjakan, turunan, dingin, panas, angin, gerimis, pasir, haus, letih, lelah.Semua silih berganti .. Tanjakan-tanjakan sadiis, turunan-turunan cadas, walaupun berat tapi entah mengapa begitu senang saya menjalaninya.. Gerutuan yang tak henti- henti, ” Gilak tanjakannya!”, tapi kaki ini tetap semangat melangkah. Bahkan saat mendapat tanjakan yang tidak lazim, sehingga harus merayap seperti layaknya spiderman. Dan turunan sumur tegak lurus yang membuat banyak peserta perosotan seperti layaknya anak kecil. Teman-teman peserta pun semua tampak seru dengan segala tingkah lakunya.. Walaupun capek tapi semua happy..
Saya baru merasakan ternyata beratnya lari Full Marathon 42km di jalanan tidak ada apa-apanya dibanding ultra trail run di BTS..
Fisik dan mental benar-benar diuji.. Fisik sudah pasti terkuras untuk lari naik turun gunung belasan jam, mental pun diuji berkali-kali ketika ada ojek & kuda lewat.. Beruntung saya tidak tergoda sedikitpun.
Yang membuat saya tergoda justru menjelang km 35. Saat bladder sudah habis, water station jemplang tidak jua tampak, dan jalanan yang walaupun aspal namun adalah tanjakan tiada akhir. Saat sepeda motor penjual ice cream lewat, yang langsung di serbu semua peserta. Ice cream terenak di dunia saat itu, hahaha..
Jam garmin sudah menunjukkan km 40. Yess tinggal 10km lagi, dan di depan mata adalah padang pasir Bromo. Yang sepertinya tidak terlalu sulit untuk mengakhiri race ini di km50.. Tapi ternyataaa.. surpriseeee… Ternyata finishnya di kanan atas sementara kami dibelokan ke kiri ke gundukan pasir naik turun tiada akhir.. Dan.. belum cukup sampai disitu, kami harus naik tangga ke bibir kawah untuk mengambil gelang kuning, kemudian turun lagi. Haha hebat sekali si pembuat rute.. 5 km terakhir yang amat sangat berkesan di hati dan di kaki..
Saya melihat ke garmin saya. Sudah hampir 11 jam saya berlari.. Artinya waktu saya tinggal 1 jam lagi untuk bisa finish di bawah Cut Off Time.. Akhirnya dengan sisa tenaga yang ada, lari lah saya.. Tetapi begitu sampai jalan aspal, hah ternyata lagi-lagi tanjakan. Berarti, jalan lagi. Begitu sampai di atas tanjakan, banyak orang-orang yang bilang ‘tinggal sedikit lagi mbak finish’.. Tanpa basa basi larilah saya dengan perasaan campur- aduk antara senang dan terharu..
Begitu tulisan FINISH tampak didepan saya, rasa harupun kembali tak terelakan. Saya tahan airmata yang hampir menetes. Karena ,” masa macho-macho pelari ultra mewek”.
Begitu saya menginjakkan kaki di finish line, kata ‘Alhamdulillah’ yang tiada habisnya terus terucap di hati saya.. Yeayy saya berhasil menjadi ULTRA RUNNER, finish my 1st Ultra trail 50k dengan waktu 11 jam 12 menit!!
What an amazing race, amazing route, amazing view, amazing people.. Thank you committee for a beautiful race & I will come back next year!!

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I Did It! Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra 2013 by Maggie Kim hong Yeo

Maggie001 Maggie002 Maggie003 Maggie004 Maggie005 Maggie006It was meant to be. I was to run the 50 km after tossing and turning about whether I should run longer or not. Afterall, I have just completed a full marathon on the week before on 17 November 2013.Arrived at Surabaya 2 days earlier was great. Coz I for the first time a long time felt I am on holiday. And this trip is my birthday holiday. Met up with Chris Paul Kawinda who kindly checked me into a local hotel coz I arrived real late in the nite. Unfortunately, I had a fall and hurted my left knee after I had a shower on the slippery floor…The next day, we went off to Fitri Ismiyanti place where I stayed the nite at this wonderfully happy spirited lady, a very motiviated and enthusiatic runner. We had such wonderful time laughing eating and even went to meet up with some Indo Runners that evening.So the next morning off we went to Bromo in 2 MPVs and we arrive Lava View Hotel (this is the startline of 100km and 165 km events). Such a lovely view indeed as the hotel name said. Weather was great, cool and calm.Got my racepack, took heaps of photos and met so many other runners.

At 4 am, we were transported to Ranepane, where the startline of 50 km event.

At 5 am sharp, the race begin, and by then the sun has broken into this beautiful mountain. I decided to take off my headlight and put on my cap instead.

After running for about 5 km, my Garmin watch decided to die on me coz I must have accidentally press on the start button while it was in my luggage. Lesson learn, next time I must wear it on my wrist while on the way to race event. Also, I forgot to bring along the charger.

Anyhow I felt great with or without my garmin watch, coz my motive for this event is to graduate into being not just an ultra runner, but to be a real mountain trail ultra runner, so time is no essence…

Shortly after my garmin watch died, I managed to push myself through to lead the ladies pack.

From then on, I was happily running, power walking, through the forest, through the mountain slopes, indeed I was happy, so many has cheered me on. It was unbelievable how many called on to my name. I dont think I can remember all of them. Yet these callings brings such joy to me.

One of the runners, Stefan Knudsen from Denmark decided to tag along and we were happily moving on passing a great number of runners. Along the way, I am unable to remember all names, if you remember, please tag yourself here.

From Ranupane 2100 m down and up to Ranu Kombolo 2400 m W3 station where I decided not to refill anything. Just kept on going to Kalimati 2700 m and had my first drink up of my Fitliine Performance sachet and very quickly making my way to Ranu Kumbolo W4 station. Had a another quick drink of the Fitline Performance sachet and again quickly left the station of W3. These are all beautiful sub tropical not quite tropical, coz the weather is pretty cool, cant tell you the temperature unfortunately, but very comfortable feel and not sweating. Love the view and trees the climb.

Shortly after I arrive at km 25, I came to a junction with 3 ribbons, this was where I got lost. Both me and Stefan decided to turn left and after plodding for a while, we notice there was no more ribbons. Aaagh, we stopped, hesitated and decided to u-turn to get back to the original ribbon. By this time the sun was getting rather fierce.

We ran back unfortunate, we notice the ribbon did tell us to run to the left! And off we got back to the left again and ran all the way to the next junction and this was where we met Rizal Hakeem, we had a chat and told him we have already done this turn and if we run it again, we will be doing our second time on this loop. Nevertheless, there was no other choice but to do the loop one more time.

Then we got to the same junction again and then we turn right instead and then came to the ribbon where we had to go down the very steep hill… yes, here we had lotsa fun… I tried to run down with much difficulties. Finally after less than 5 minutes, I decided to sit on my butt and just let nature take its course… I slide down all the way while the rest of the runners were watching unbelievably at what I was doing. I bet they all did the same after that!!

So I managed to turn something rather dangerouss into something rather fun!! Reminded me of the times when I was liviing In New Zealand when in the summer we often take our flatten cardboxes and go down Mt Victoria at Devonport at the North Shore of Auckland with my kids.

By then I was of course actually hurrying coz I have lost a good 30 minutes too, thats why I decided to slide down… I had to catch up with lost time. Some of the runners have mentioned to me there were quite a few female runners who had passed. So my lead has vanished, alas..

Suddenly from the heat and the weakness, I had 2 energy bars and got back to being strong again. It is amazing to note here, when ones heart decided to get strong, the brain will just follow…

My journey at BTS, became stronger and stronger again….

At some stage here, Stefan who has been faithfully following right behind me deided that he had no more water in the Platypus and get left behind.

I on the other hand had started the next incline to Jempalang. Oh dear, what can I say, this never ending climb took forever.. km 30 just about towards km 35 are the hardest. Because in a marathon, km 35 we start to hit the wall. But I refused to let this never ending incline to give me the negative feeling. I took my Fitline Performance sachet again and kept on going.

Trust me, there were so many Ojek, motorbikers that shouted to to ask if I wanna a lift.. Haha, I have a running bib. No thanks. Along the way, also passed many other runners. So I know I was doing really well in this incline being able to pass others.

So passed W5A station 2400m. And then the down started, I rushed through these broken cement slabs, passing Hui Mathews and her husband along the way, I just ran as I did when I did the Bromo Marathon.. the feeling was great.

Then suddenly, the facade was to change…

The sand start to appear! Wow, the scenery was amazing, beautiful, but the soft sand will be yet another challenge. The savannah look and waves of the sand.. just unbeatable!

I ran along passing yet another lady runner and then I caught up with Handy Trisakti and told him I will try to tag along with him, coz I saw how he walked at an amazing pace. I shall try to keep as close to him as possible.

Coz here, I am starting to feel the lethargic of my legs. After some major running downhill. I was surprised by my own want of my heart. Indeed, I managed to keep up with him.

Shortly after, another set of beautifully made sand dunes started to show. Wow! That was in my mind. This is where I started to eat my Korma, dried dates and sip my drinks.

Beautiful and how am I going to conquer these never ending sand dunes, with the sand storms blowing very often. At some stage Handy had sand in his mouth!!! Full of them, he was complaining, by then I had my glasses on. But I decided I did not need the buff as I was too lazy to take it out from my bag and it will slow me down as well. But the glasses was really good, coz it protected my eyes…

Both of us kept going up and down and up and down those dunes. Soft as they were, beautiful as they were, if u are not careful, you will step wrongly and will roll down these tiny hills and then climbing up again will be a great bother!!

Finally we managed to catch up with another 2 more runners and we were in a pack of 4. We just kept on going and I and Handy managed to take over and got to the next station where I decided to take off my shoes unload the sand (not wearing the gaiter from the start was a great mistake, I should have but I did not). So finally, refill my drinks and had a cafeine gel coz I ran out of my Fitline Performance sachet.

As we started to move I saw Jane Djuarahadi, from the top yelling down as she moved off to complete her run. Both me and Handy went up the steps and down again. Hurrying down, and shortly after that I saw the girl in her hijap again, running infront of me. I was like, hmm where did she come from. I didnt see her passing me at all…

Nevertheless, she was just ahead of me by not much. Then we came to another incline. This is the final incline before we reach Lava View Hotel where the finish line is.

The finish was at 2240m..
The finish was exhilarating…
The finish was an accomplishment to me..
The finish graduated me into a true Mountain Trail Ultra runner…

Something I have been dreaming of since I DNF at Mt MOUNT RINJANI ULTRA!!

I did it! I did my 50 km in 10 hours 8 minutes…

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There are lots of tracks around the world you name it. BromoTenggerSemeru100Ultra is one of the prettiest

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EAST JAVA – INDONESIA – The Mount Bromo Tengger Semeru Ultra Run race is a unique event that aims to challenge your inner spirit and physical state, as well as to provide race participants with magnificent natural beauty and environment of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java – Indonesia at various altitude level.

Running at the high altitude region of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, you will experience tracks filled with various scenery, such as sea of volcanic sand (2.200 masl) with low temperature and strong wind. Then you will be running through rural back roads, forest path and prairie with a distant magnificent view of the highest mountain in Java, Mount Semeru (3.676 masl) and the tranquility of Lake Ranu Kumbolo (2.400 masl).

At last, this Bromo Tengger Semeru Ultra Run race will challenged you through 3 different distances, 160 km, 100 km and 50 km, in comfortable weather conditions and a very scenic route.

There are three race categories within the Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra with total distance of 160Km, 100Km, and 50Km

RACE ORGANIZER

Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra Committee (Trail Runner Indonesia Community (a Non-Profit Organization))

BACKED BY

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (TNBTS) Ministry of Indonesian Tourism Agency, Goverment of Malang Regency, Government of Probolinggo Regency, Government of Lumajang Regency, Government of Pasuruan Regency, Trail Runners Indonesia (TRI), FORAKSI, Young Pioneer (YEPE) Malang, MAPALA Tursina Malang

RACE DATES

Friday, November 22, 2013

Bromo-Tengger-Semeru100 Ultra
DATE Friday, November 22, 2013. Starts at 03:00 pm
DISTANCE 160K
CUMULATIVE ALTITUDE GAIN
TIME LIMIT 46 hours
START / FINISH
Bromo-Tengger-Semeru100 Ultra
DATE Friday, November 22, 2013. Starts at 03:00 pm
DISTANCE 100K
CUMULATIVE ALTITUDE GAIN
TIME LIMIT 32 hours
START/FINISH
Bromo-Tengger-Semeru100 Ultra
DATE Saturday, November 23, 2013. Starts at 05:00 am
DISTANCE 50K
CUMULATIVE ALTITUDE GAIN
TIME LIMIT 12 hours
START/FINISH

CONDITIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS RACE

  1. You understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance trail running race. You will be running in the dark of early morning and all day through mountainous terrain and have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such a race.
  2. You will be responsible for yourself and have the ability to deal with any problems that may be encountered during the race.
  3. You are able to deal with, on your own without assistance, deteriorating weather conditions (low temperatures, strong winds, and rain) and other troubles expected when traveling across mountainous terrain.
  4. You are able to deal with extreme fatigue, internal organ and digestive problems, muscle pain, mild physical injuries and psychological problems on your own.
  5. You fully understand that you are responsible for overcoming the above conditions 1 to 4 on your own and that it is not the responsibility of the race organization.
  6. You are fully aware that when participating in an outdoor activity such as this race, your safety depends on your own skills and abilities.
  7. Video/television footage, photos, articles, race results, etc. may be used and/or shown in newspapers, television, magazines, internet, pamphlets, etc. You understand and agree that these rights belong to the race organization and may be used for these purposes.

If during the 2013 race, you do not meet the above race conditions, your entry to the 2014 race may be declined

QUALIFIER

For participant who will enter 160K should had experience at least once in 100K ultra trail race and proof the event name, time record and send by email to BTS100Ultra@yahoo.com

RACE ENTRY FEES

160Km
FOREIGNER US$ 150 / runner
INDONESIAN US$ 100 / runner or IDR 1000000 / runner
100Km
FOREIGNER US$ 125 / runner
INDONESIAN US$ 75 / runner or IDR 750000 / runner
50Km
FOREIGNER US$ 75 / runner
INDONESIAN US$ 50 / runner or IDR 500000 / runner

Registration for Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra (BTS 100 Ultra) will due on OCTOBER 31st 2013. The Race Organizer WILL NOT accept any more participant after the due date.

*The Entry Fee is not refundable

There are lots of tracks around the world you name it. Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra is one of the prettiest.

From start to finish we’ll be treated with some marvelous  view.

Dirt track, rocks and sands of bromo are just waiting to be explored.

50k, 100k or 160k the choice is yours.

http://www.bromotenggersemeru100ultra.com

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Eiger Trail Running Shoes

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I got a package of shoes from Eiger today. It was sent home while i was out, but i’m really excited about it so i went to
Eiger Adventure Store Bandung at Jl. Sumatera.

It’s Eiger’s first trail running shoes. Finally we have some local products for trail running. It looks attractive with really bold colors of red and green. It’s one of the few models that’s released at the same time.
It’s already with a quicklace system. So you won’t find any hassle trying to tie it as you run. Not to mention the shoe tongue that’s got some kind of hooks to hold the ties in. Very practical. Like the ones from other international brands. For this model the bottom sole is not a  vibram. But the outside sole looks awesome. It’s got reflector in the back that you can spot at night.
Let’s see how it goes when i use it tomorrow on Jayagiri track of Tangkubanparahu with its rocky road.
See ya

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