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Eiger Solo Tent. Vagabond

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Berbahan

Fly : 190T Polyster PU 3000mm
Inner : 190T Breathable Polyster & Mesh
Floor : 210D P/OXF PU 5000mm
Pole : Fiberglass flash-touch pole system/Alu,

Berukuran terpasang 230x[40+80+40]x90cm,

dalam kantong kemasan bergaris tangah 15cm, panjang 70cm.

Dan berat tak sampai 2 kg  tenda tipe Dome ini  tak sulit dibawa saat rideNfly. Saat di pannier sepeda atau dibawa masuk ke kabin pesawat.

Nyaman untuk sendiri. Darurat berduapun bisa 🙂

Kuat dan mudah dilepas/ pasang.

Sebelumnya selalu saya bawa kemanapun pergi yang harus menginap.

Saat lebih dari dua orang dalam satu kamar hotel, semisal ramai- ramai  di satu acara lari- berlari,  saya lebih memilih memasang Vagabond ini dalam kamar dibanding tidur di salah- satu bednya.

Numpang menginap di handai- taulan? Sama, saya lebih suka pasang sang Vagabond disalah- satu sudut ruang atau bahkan di halaman rumah sang pemilik rumah daripada merepotkan disiapkan khusus satu kamar untuk saya.

Salam gowes dan camping 🙂

 

 

 

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CYCLE AND SHOOT!

cycling

Not only does it run smoothly in the middle of traffic, it’s also pretty much boundless. Even motorcycle could be troubled by some neighbourhood portals. The only obstacle you could have is when you have a flat tire. And even then you can just walk it without having to face too much pity looks from people.

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Gone are the days of having to worry you left your license an registrations or having to queue in a long line for gas. It’s also unquestionably healthier, you’re doing the environment a favor by cutting back on pollution. And that is one of the things that make cycling cool.

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My daily activities involve a lot of moving around, walking, running, you name it. I only drive once in a little while, when i really have to.

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Not that i dont like it, and not because i can’t. I’m pretty badass at driving. Just that the traffic’s been a pain in the behind, even more so lately, it takes away all the fun and thrill of driving. It’s just not worth it anymore.

If i may add, whether you’re running or cycling, it would be much more fun if you also take pictures along the way. Be it the sceneries, corners of the town or even some selfies.

But if you’re really into cycling or interested on trying and also happen to have the budget, Garmin Virb could be the right choice. It ranges about 4-5 Mio, with an extra 1-5 mio you could get some more than decent camera. Trust me, it’s worth it.

 

My bike is about 4,7 mio, but i’m lucky enough to endorsed for it, thanks Kang :). It’s a Polygon, flatbar road bike 50 in size, Helios F1.

I have no plans on upgrading it just yet, unless for maintining purposes, such as lamps, pumps etc.

You can just stick a camera on the helmet and you’re ready to capture some moments of your trips. Not only manually, but we can set it in advance, we can even set it with the Time Laps feature. So you don’t have to be connected to any desktops.

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You can even pair it with smartphones and other gadgets, i did mine on a Fenix2. I could control it with Fenix2.

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I could even use my smartphone as the Virb’s viewfinder.

 

it stays on for 3 straight hour. You can bring some powerbank along with you if you think that’s not long enough. Did i mention that it’s waterproof? It could go down to 50m under.

Ok that’s it from me i guess, see you guys

again later. Have a great Monday.

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YUK GOWES, YUK VIDEO & FOTO- FOTO

Tak hanya melaju lancar ditengah kemacetan kota. Tapi juga hampir selalu tak ada rintangan. Motor saja takluk oleh portal.

Saat tak diharapkan ada gangguan, ban kempes/ bocor, selalunya bisa diatasi seketika. Ataupun jika karena satu dan lain hal harus didorong, tak begitu membuat orang lain yang  melihatnya merasa iba.

Tak pusing dengan ‘ketinggalan’ surat- surat kendaraan atau ijin mengemudi, tak kesal dengan antrian di spbu.

Jangan lagi ditanya soal lebih sehatnya, andil dalam mengurangi polusi. Dan banyak lagi. Tak boleh ketinggalan disebut, tampil lebih keren.

Bukan karena merek dan harganya, tapi karena bersepedanya.

Aktifitas saya sehari- hari berurusan banyak dengan bergerak. Jalan, lari, ber ‘angkot’, berkendaraan umum. Sekali- sekali, jika harus, walau selalunya saya hindari,   stir mobil sendiri.

Bukan tak suka. Sampai detik ini saya masih suka dan bisa memacu cepat mobil. Dan yakin masih lincah bermanufer.

Urusan mobil, saya agak- agak lumayan lah. Jika tak dikatakan ‘bisaan euy’ .

Saya bisa mudah dan lincah bermanufer saat parkir. Baik parkir satu baris ditengah- tengah diantara dua mobil. Dengan ruang yang pas.

Atau jika harus melaju mundur. Saya bisa mengemudi lurus mundur berkilo- kilo dengan kecepatan maksimum mundur. Di trek lurus maupun berkelok- kelok.

Soal ngebut? Jangankan saya, Bapak, jika bukan karena larangan yang disebabkan gangguan jantungnya, di tikungan- tikungan Alas Roban, puncak pas, tiga kendaraan didepan disikat dengan sekali injakan pedal gas. Diijalan jalan tol? Ya apalagi.

Urusan rambu- rambu lalulintas? Ijin mengemudi saya dapatkan melalui test teori dan praktek.

Sampai- sampai Ibu- Ibu, Bapak- Bapak polisinya manyun. Yang mereka pikir barangkali,”Ni orang kalo ga  pelit- pelit amat, ya kere. Koq ya mau repot- repot ikut test segala”.

Kemacetan yang semakin menggila dimana- mana tak lagi mengasyikan untuk stir kendaraan sendiri.

Merasa bodoh jika harus gas rem gas rem setiap sekian detik.  Merasa lebih bodoh lagi dengan  mobil bertransmisi manual. Gas kopling rem, gas kopling rem. Amit- amit.

Asyik- asyik dan ga asyik- asyiknya berkendaraan, apapun, sudah cukuplah ya.

Saya mau tambahkan.

Berlari atau kali ini temanya bersepeda, lebih mengasyikan lagi dengan ambil- ambil foto diantaranya.

Entah pemandangan, entah suasana dibeberapa pojokan kota. Selfiepun tak masalah.

Dengan smartphone yang hampir dari kita semua punya tentunya cukup.

Tapi jika, sekali lagi jika, punya anggaran untuk sepeda seharga lebih dari anggaran satu action camera. Semisal Garmin Virb, layak jadi pilihan.

Dikisaran harga 4-5an juta, dengan tambahan 1-5 jutaan lagi, jadi total antara 5 sampai 10 juta, kita sudah bisa gowes beraction camera.

Percayalah, asyik- asyiknya melampaui asyik- asyiknya ‘gowes tok’ beranggaran jauh diatasnya.

sepeda saya, ( beruntung ada yang memfasilitasi, terimakasih Kang 🙂 , berharga 4,7an juta. Polygon, road bike( flatbar) berukuran 50, Helios F1.

saya niatkan untuk tak akan saya tambah atau tingkatkan, kecuali yang memang harus. Semisal lampu, pengaman dan pompa.

Ditempel dengan dudukan berlem kuat( bawaan asli virb), atau dipasang di stang dengan bracket khususnya, atau pada helmetstrap, virb siap mengabadikan laju- laju gowes kita. Atau apapun lainnya.

Video atau foto.

Tak hanya secara manual, tapi bisa dengan interval yang sebelumnya kita setting. Dengan waktu- waktu tertentu. Yang sekaligus adalah fitur time lapsnya. Jadi tak lagi kudu di oprek di desktop.

Bahkan bisa dipasangkan dengan smartphone dan gadget lain, semisal jam bergps. Pada saya adalah Fenix2.

Play/ pause/stop bisa dilakukan di fenix2 saya.

Saat tangan bebas. Berhenti misalnya, dengan sang action camera tetap bertengger di helm sepeda, saya bisa jadikan smartphone saya sebagai  viewfinder sang  virb.

Saya bisa melihat apapun yg dilhat sang virb, dilayar smartphone saya.

Begitu juga dengan play/ pause/ stop dan setting virbnya.

Canggih ya? Iya lah 🙂 .

Berbattery tahan 3an jam, jangan- jangan penggowesnya yang kalah kuat 😉 .

Dirasa kurang? Powerbank berkapasitas belasan ribu miliampere seharga ratus ribu sudah cukup untuk suplai tenaga tak hanya untuk virb kita, tapi juga fenix2 dan smartphone saya sekaligus.

Tak khawatir kehujanan, action camera kita ini tahan air sampai kedalaman 50 meter.

Tanpa casing khusus.

Apalagi ya?

Kapan- kapan saya sambung lagi. Ok?

Terimakasih garmin indonesia , eiger adventure dan siapapun yang telah mendukung lari-lari, gowes- gowes dan video- video/ berfoto- foto saya.

Selamat siang, selamat hari senin.

Salam lari dan gowes 🙂

 

Hak sebagian gambar ada pada http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/12/garmin-depth-review.html dan Kang Vincent

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jika perjalanan hidup adalah kumpulan dari hal2 yang baik, hebat, menyenangkan, berkelebihan dan keberhasilan. Barangkali bisa di ibaratkan seperti berlari dari start sampai finish dengan pace yg cepat menakjubkan, tanpa lelah sedikitpun. Di trek yg super mulus, udara bagus dan tanpa sedikitpun lapar dan haus.

Ada saat- saat  bisa pergi  main dari pagi sampai sore tanpa larangan orang- tua. Ada saat- saat tak boleh keluar rumah bertahun- tahun karena anjuran dokter.  Juara kelas berturut- turut dalam satu kurun waktu.  Saat lain raport tampil menyala dengan 8 angka merah.
Disaat yang satu rajin mengaji rajin belajar, sampai lupa padahal sedang libur. Disaat lain menjadi biang kerok perkelahian antar kampung.
Sebagian saat- saat sma adalah saat- saat tertawa lepas dalam keseharian bersama teman2. Sebagian lain adalah buru- buru menjauh dari kerumunan, menyembunyikan batuk asma yang sama sekali tak indah didengar.
Berlari mengajarkan kepada saya, bagaimana suatu minus, keburukan, kekurangan atau kerugian sepanjang hidup, yang hampir seperti kutukan, bisa menjadi sebaliknya. Bisa berdamai dengannya.
Asma saya  bisa jadi abadi, tak hilang sepanjang hayat saya.
Tapi dengan berlari, saya belajar mengendalikannya. Belajar bagaimana mengurangi pencetusnya.

Bagi teman2 pengidap asma seperti saya, tak usah kecil hati. Yuk kita coba untuk berlari.
Bisa jadi lari2nya saat ini bercampur  dengan berhenti berulang- kali. Tapi, sedikit demi sedikit tapi pasti , kita akan sampai pada titik ” Yes! i did it!” . Akhirnya bisa lari2 rutin sekian puluh menit setiap hari. Atau jika diinginkan bahkan sampai berlari trel ultra muncak Rinjani.
Selamat pagiiii 🙂

 

 

 

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Pojok Komunitas di Eiger Adventure Store Bandung

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Halo- Halo Bandung!
Acara lari Kamis Malam di Eiger Adventure Store jalan Sumatra hanyalah salah- satu kegiatan yang di fasilitasi oleh teman2 di Eiger.  Sebagai persembahan untuk masyarakat kota Bandung atau kota lain yg kebetulan sedang di Bandung. Akan kegiatan yg sehat dan bermanfaat. Dan ramah lingkungan.
Tanpa syarat & kewajiban apa2.
Untuk lebih mengenalkan/ mengingatkan lagi kegiatan luar- ruang, tentunya tidak hanya untuk kegiatan lari- berlari. Semisal komunitas penyuka jalan santai, pesepeda, fotografi, blogger, pendaki, panjat tebing, canoeing, river boarding.
Terbuka bagi siapa saja, komunitas apa saja. Untuk tempat berkumpul, membuat acara. Atau sekedar silaturahmi dalam komunitas atau lintas komunitas. Atau bagi siapa saja yang ingin tahu, ingin  mengenal kegiatan2 luar- ruang.
Tak hanya di kamis malam, tapi dari senin sampai minggu, 365 hari dalam setahun.
Juga tak bertujuan menjadikan ini (Pojok Komunitas) sebagai satu2nya tempat, tetapi diharapkan akan lebih banyak lagi bermunculan ditempat- tempat lain.
Oleh, untuk dan bagi siapapun.
Disamping taman2 kota yang semakin banyak kita punya.
Yang penting Bandung lebih lagi beraktifitas luar- ruang. Bandung yang lebih sehat dan bermanfaat.
Salam 🙂

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The Interview

My answers to one of many interviews i’ve had.

Mengapa lari (dan bukan sepeda, nge gym, triathlon)?

Running has always been one of my dream.
It’s a pretty cool sport, where you have only your own body to depend on. with no extra help, unlike biking, swimming in a pool or any other certain physical activities.
You can pretty much do it anywhere, anytime. By yourself or with anyone else.
The reason i only got to do it now is solely because of that i was worried i wouldn’t’ve been able to do it.
I was born with asthma and bronchytis.
It was so overwhelming that at the tender age of 3 months, they claimed i was helpless.

Kapan mulai lari, dan sejak saat itu apa beda yang anda rasakan (dari segala sisi kehidupan, feel free to answer from any, or all, aspect)?

I actually tried running on 2000. I happened to see a couple of people did it on the tennis field (which i happen to not do anymore for 6 years).
It only lasted for a year ( a slow jog for 20 laps everyday). It was probably due to exhaustion (both tennis and my lack of dietery knowledge) tha i got hep. A.
I stayed in the hospital for 11 days.
It wan’t until 2010 that i got myself to do it again.
I made sure to consult on my health to a doctor this time.
I felt okay before. Normal. But after i did it a couple of times, i found myself to be in a way better condition than i’ve been before.
I rarely cough, nor have any asthma episode, i could even drink iced water.
It only gotten better after i started trail running for a couple of months.
Then even though i’m not exactly one of those gym bunnies, i can at least claim that i have a pretty good physique.
I fell in love with running. Mountain running. Especially when i’m by myself, like having a true me-time.
I get to be with my thoughts when i run. And at the same time i could think of planning of my next steps in life ahead of time.
This goes along really well with my job as a house planner, where i get strokes of ideas when i run.
I even sometimes think to myself “why didn’t i thought of that before?”.

I was perfectly happy before, but thankfully gotten even way happier after running.
Like for instance, i stopped and think how awesome it is to marvel at the wondrous nature and surrounding at a short period amount of time.
Instant mountain hopping, one day climbing. I went on the morning and got home by the evening.
Pretty cool, with little to no fuzz, like any hiking normally would be.

How many ultra runs (di atas 42.2km) and what’s the longest run, you’ve participated in, and can you share what went through your mind for such a long journey, and were there any point in which it was particularly challenging?

I do a lot of ultra runs by myself.
It started from my love and running and the realization that i’m not exactly young anymore. At the age of 54, i’m not able to do any routine training (as much as i probably should have), probably not a good thing to follow either.
I do ultra runs to accelerate. Meaning after 3 months of running, i did approximately 50-70k of long runs. By the 5th month, i’ve done about 80-100 k.
I remember during Bintaro- Bogor- Bintaro, i have the urge to meet with Kang Hendra Wijaya.
I had to do it twice, cause he couldn’t make it at first (97k).
Bintaro- Muara Angke- Bintaro, 66km.
– Bintaro-  Tangerang- Karawaci- BSD.95km.
– Sukabumi- Ujunggenteng, 126km,
-Pangalengan- Rancabuaya, 88km,
-The North Face Singapore trail race, 50km( 2nd trail run race).
-Kamojang, Jawa- Barat Trail Race. 25 +18km(2 etappe). Yes it’s only local, but i feel like i should include it.
This means the most to me, cause it’s my very 1st race. And i got 2nd place, of only 5 runners.Haha..
1st place (by 15 minutes at the 1st ettape, 25 k) was a 40 year old former athlete.
The 3rd place was a runner who’s started running longer than i had, also in his 40’s, presumably also a former athlete.
The track was unbelievable. There’s one that was about 1 km across a 50 cm deep river with a pretty rough stream, while the surrounding trees are so low that forced us to run while slightly bending over every now and then.
I have to thank Muara Sianturi, who also participated. Not for deciding to not join the ettape the next day, but for convincing me to join the race at all.
And i’m pretty sure he let me won 2nd place, which he could totally have won if he wanted to.
He was one of my mentors, along with Jerry Karundeng and a few others.

– Went on a power trail to 3 mountains, Salak, Gede, Pangrango, 65k with Kang Hendra Wijaya, Rudy Ansyah, Djawa, and some few others.
– Coast2Coast ( BromoTenggerSemeru). Running from the North coast of Java to the South coast of Java, through Bromo, Ranupane, Ranukumbolo. 134k
– Bandung- Cianjur- Bandung, 99k. At the Run & Roses event with Hendra Wijaya, Bugi. I picked Bugi up who ran from Bogor to Bandung, to give roses for his girlfriend who lives in Bandung.
– Bandung Karawang, 92k at the Allianz event.
– Kawahputih- Cidaun- Sindangbarang- Agrabinta, 159k with Hendra Wijaya & Rudy Ansyah.

– Bandung- Tasikmalaya, 99k.

How many long distance event have you participated in, and which one is most memorable, and why?

The North Face Singapore was the only long run event i’ve ever participated in.
But the most memorable one was probably the Kinabalu Climbathlon that wasn’t a long trail race.
With a name that majestic, it’s also notorious as the toughest mountain trail run event in the world.
Of course everyone was more than eager to conquer it. Especially for me, who is more than thankful for being able to partake at this age.
And i finished it at a normal pace. The COT was 3hrs 30 mins to the top (the veteran group).
During a couple of km left to the top (forgot when exactly), i found a couple of racers to be overwhelmed by it. Like they were starving and thirsty. Some were helping others by bringing them food and drinks till everyone managed to get back on their feet.
I was caught off guard for a while realizing how little my experience i had was.
So instead of continuing the race, i just stopped and overthink everything that could go wrong. Like what if that happened to me?
I didn’t realize how long i was stopping. After dusting myself off i continued the race.
At 3850 mdpl (The Kinabalu top is 4052 mdpl) i arrived at just the time limit (COT) of 3 hours 30 mins.
Which means i’m DNF.
But for some reason i feel no regrets whatsoever. Eventhough i longed to win it at first.
I felt like i was more than content.
Sure i didn’t get the medal i could show off to people. But the validation that i could finish the race was enough for me.
I didn’t participate in any race eversince.

After the last Kinabalu event i mostly do local trail run events, and i decided to just do so. Which turned out to be more challenging for me, a lot more fun and more beautiful.
I also feel the responsibility to re-introduce my country to people outside.

What is your biggest running achievement (does’t have to be race related)?

I think every experience was a great achievement for me.

How do you keep yourself motivated, to continue running?

Sport is an invesment to our health for now and in the future. And to me running is the best.
I think of running as the lowest form of a high health insurance. Not only that, t also make me feel good, and happier.
Sounds exaggerating but that’s how i feel.

What would be your most important advise, to beginner runners?

It’s so simple to just start with very much benefits. If you ever have any doubts of starting something, be my guest. But if it’s running,
Just run, once it is done, the rest is addiction.

What is your running goal, race wise? What is your running goal, in general?

My goal is to take tiny steps but faster and further everytime. Hopefully by the end of 2014 i could join the triathlon.

Who’s your favorite runner, and why?

My favorite runners are the new ones wo just started but already have high spirits. They’re the ones who motivate me to do more.
Because no matter how simple running is, getting started is the hardest part.

Describe your favorite shoe (bisa imajinasi, bisa yg sudah ada di pasaran)?

Barefoot shoes or anything with thin soles. laceless for practicallity. As for dangerous terrains such as cliffs, steep steps i go with Salomon S-Lab… and.. err Eiger for sure 🙂 . For average category i choose Teva and New Balance.

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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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I suddenly remember who that lady was

BilanganFuI really have to write this.
Yesterday on my flight to Malang, the plane’s air con didn’t function very well, which rarely happens.
I was sleepy cuse i was driving all the way from Bandung to Soekarno- Hatta Airport, so i tried hard to sleep.
I forgot for how long but Bang Nefo who was on the left side of the line, chatting with a passenger from the right side of the row.
I remember this guy was wearing a hat, but i forgot what type of hat it was.
They were chatting about running and i was pretty excited because running’s always been a topic of interest for me.
I was still sleepy as i looked at their way, a lady on the guy’s left joined the conversation. That’s pretty cool, i thought to myself.
Before long i also joined the conversation.
After only a few sentences the plane landed.
They said goodbye first, cause they had to get off the plane first.
When i walked out, i can still spot them and i thought they were about to take pictures of the plane.
Turns out they asked to take pictures with us. Say no more, i was happy to do it, considering i was never a camera shy kinda person.
And so we did, turns out the guy in the hat wanted to take our pic all along. he used Leica, M5 i think. Meaning he’s either a rich amateur or really is a professional photographer.
And then we took another photo together. The one above was taken with my cellphone. We still need to wait for the luggages, while they went immediately.
As we waited, Bang Nefo casually mentioned that the lady was a writer, or  novelist, or something he wasn’t really sure of either.
I suddenly remember who that lady was.
The name’s Ayu, Ayu something. Then i recalled it was Ayu Utami.
Ok, no wonder she sounds familiar.
So that’s it for now.

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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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