May 31, 2001
Just came back from Prambors... It was one hell of a fun experience guys!! I'm amazed to see Iwan professionally lead us (Me and Iga) from two nervous people to two very cool guys!! If only we got more time.. At least Prambors effort in helping extreme games community becoming more popular in Indonesia worth two thumbs up!! Thank you guys...
I just recently went to Prambors' site, http://prambors.i2.co.id, and check out their community section.. guess what? On the extreme games community, I found a picture of Supri doing a one hander and a link to our site!! We were there along with our brothers from ISA Skate!! I guess I have to say thanks again for all the guys at Prambors.. we love you man!! I'm planning to pay you back by putting a link to Prambors' site in ours.. but I'm still waiting for them to send me their site's banner or some sort.
This afternoon, Mr. Hendra from Bogor has contacted me concerning the event on this Sunday... He said that he wants our help to organize the judging and the MC for the event. But from the way he talks, it seems like he doesn't have any idea about what street competition is all about. OK guys, I'm gonna need any help from you all to handle this case... we probably need to work a little bit more. Any suggestions?
One more thing.. I've update the Riders Profile. Brian has been asking me to put his profile there but because I was too busy with my "other" life these few days, I've only got the chance to do it now... Sorry bro!!
May 30, 2001
We've got a visitor from our neighbor country, Singapore!! Please check out his post at the guest book and you may go to his own homepage: www.osbmx.com
You could find out that BMX is quite well organized there... we hope that someday the same thing happens here as well.
Today I've just received a fax from a sports club in Bogor who organized a street competition event on Sunday, June 3, 2001. They have asked us to be the judges at the event. Any of us who volunteered will be appreciated, I'm gonna ask for the further details first time in the morning.
This night at 10.00 p.m, me and a fellow rider, Iga will be on air at Prambors.. make sure you all tune in to 102.3 FM to hear my very beautiful voice and Iga's most annoying voice.. it's a quite rare opportunities. Don't miss it!!
That's all for today's update... never stop riding and having fun guys!!
May 28, 2001
Another fun weekends!! We've got our little organization in magazines at last!!
We've got covered by "Surf Time" magazine.. We were really stoked by the interview and the photo session.. we all try to do our best (in this case, best means as crazy as we could!!) in front of the camera. Eca and Tora entertained the reporter with clean barspins!! Eca also tried to pull a Superman at the big jump that really makes the reporter amazed to see a full grown up man did a crazy, senseless thing on a kid's bike. Mr. Didi also gave the new meaning in "dirty old man" to him as well by pulling a crazy one hander no footer. For myself, I just try to stay low and not get myself hurt.. in another words, I'm suck as usual!! But I've gotta admit that I've got the sweetest smile compare to the other riders (Thanks God Dandy wasn't there!!).
This time we gave "Aneka Yess!" magazine the honor to cover the story about the mass madness that's been happening in PI Trail all this time. I unfortunately had to wear the same IBSO's T-Shirt that I wore yesterday since we're out off supply (That's the only IBSO's T-Shirt that I've got!!). Luckily, after I hang out the T-Shirt outside my room on Saturday night, all the sweat was gone... A lot of perfume sprays would do the trick!!
I could say that this Sunday experience was just like what had happened on Saturday's, except this time we've got to cut the photo session short since it was raining when we've just started and too bad, the trails were super slippery when the rain was over so we could behave as crazy as yesterday.
After the reporter left us, we've continue the jumping session until the end of the day.. It's good to see the Gonz back with us.. It is amazing to see his broken collar bone heal so fast, he even pulled a crazy one hander, X-ups and a scary nose dive on the big jumps to proved it!! Yongki who broke his fingers on the motorcycle accident last year, still complaining how his fingers kept him from jumping his a bike... Are you sure it's your finger man?
Anyway in the end of the day, as usual, the madness began: Eca and Fahmi tried to pull a 360 over the big jump!! Most of the spectators agreed that they both almost pulled it clean.. they just not twisting their body enough.. I also amused the spectators with my "patented" trick: Dead Sailor!! I really show them how to slam your head on the ground in a artistic kind of way.. OK, that was just another of my excuses in not admitting my own suckness... at least I really try my best, man!! Honest!!
May 25, 2001
After seeing that practically no one use the chat room, I've decided to change it to a history lessons section called The Beginning. Everybody knows that BMX was started a loong time ago.. even since the day I haven't been born yet. For this time I only posted some pics of the bikes that started it all, although some of them looks ridiculous, they were somehow useful in making BMX popular back in the day.. and they were stepping stones towards today's BMX world!
In the future I'm gonna try to collect every sources related to the "old school" era and translate them to Bahasa Indonesia so every Indonesian riders would understand them easily. After all, we might find out that BMX is not just a "trend", it's about consistency in choosing a way of life!! As my mother used to say, "You gotta respect the elders.. without them, you may not be where you are today!".
May 23, 2001
Iga has been generous enough to share me the Dual Cross Competition results, and here they are:
|Junior Class BMX:|
|Open Class BMX:|
|Junior Class Dirt Jumping:|
|Open Class Dirt Jumping:|
OK bro, as far as I concern the event was a success!! Keep in the back of our mind that BMX is just all about the things that we saw on that event: a brotherhood in the name of fun!! Every other political mumbo jumbos are just a bull shit!! Don't let those things keep you for being yourself and being creative...
site update dept:
For the Kakang (Heru), you're finally on candid camera.. er, I mean on the riders profile!! Check it out Bro!! And I've updated the url to Kotobuki's site and Iga's site.. I'm surprised too see so many sick (creative) mind that we have here!! Just don't forget to ride on!!
From some posts that I read on the guest book, some interesting ideas has surfaced:
I'm planning to make the "old school" section on the site.. I have to dug up some resources on the web, since my old BMXA mags were lost in the attic. After all.. some history lesson might be useful for the "new school" riders.. they might even consider to treat us with respect once they knew all about it. I'm not gonna expect that the section will be ready in the short time though, please be patient!!
Someone also mentioned about having a "special" person to take care the article section and the picture documentations.. some sort of IBSO's professional journalist. Anyone interested?? The salary will be... nothing!! L.O.L!!
May 21, 2001
12. 42 a.m
Whew... I'm glad it's finally over, man!! Although the Dual Cross competition on the last two days was exhausting, it was super fun too!! I'm gonna try to put some BMX-related highlights about the comps before I'm switching off myself.. I really need some sleep!! I was get too carried away with the event that I forgot to take a note about the competitions result!! My bad, sorry guys!! I'll be needing some help from you to send me the result and your point of view about the comps if you will.
About the BMX
The track was about 300 metres long.. consist of three small but scary jumps (because we have to land on a flat ground!!), a big table top, not-too-useful berm, a roll, a step-up/step-down, another not-to-useful berm and finish!! The tracks was quite challanging, but for us, the BMXers, landing at the flat ground it's not advisable.. landing is extremely hurt to our wrist and during the race comps, most of the BMXers got injured on those small jumps.
Nothing too bad though, I could see there are so many participants on the race (one of them is myself who'd manage to find a way on how to slam your head on the tracks painfully!!). I bet with a little more well planned tracks, the next series will be better. Most of us agreed that the jumps that they made for MTB's Dual Slalom is much better!!
About the Dirt
Hey they finally decided to make me a judge!! "I'm Judge Azrael!! I'm the Law!!". So the judges were Yopie, Nicko and ME!! It was fun being a judge!! You know... the feeling that you could decide someone's fate... very.. very.. COOL!! Too bad no one offered to pay me a bribe!! Those judges on the Departement of Justice get rich easily.. why not us??? j/k!!
Anyway, they got a choice of a six pack (one gapped, two tables) or one table top (the big table top at BMX race track) for the Dirt Jumpers to do their silly things.. And each Dirt Jumpers got three runs, the first run must be done on the six pack and the second and third run could be done any where their little heart desire (the six pack or the tabletops). The committee will pick two of the best from those three runs to find a rider's score.
The six pack was a little scary... Most of the riders thought that the landing side should be made a little wider and the transition between jumps is too tight so most of them could not "pump" the transition to gaining speed for the next set. The tabletops was "too-designed" for race purpose.. The take-off a little too slow.. the riders could not get enough big air they need to do some trick except for those who got a very good pumping skill.
Some of the trick that was performed there that I could remember was a turn-down by Aper from Bandung, One Handed-No Footer by Charlie from Bandung, a big one-hander courtesy of Tora from Batong.. ups, Jakarta and many X-Ups, Flattie and No-Hander attemps from most of those DJ's. Too bad that Caplang's fingers were kinda hurt from the practice runs.. He got the most beautiful Suicide-No-Hander that I know. Tora's patented Tobbogan could not be seen too!! He'd probably traumatized by the crash on his practice run, but at least he brought home the third place trophy for the junior class... Congrats dude!! We all proud of you!! Now show that trophy off to some good looking chicks!! You might get lucky sometimes... chicks digs a guy with a trophy!!!
About the whole
event and the atmosphere:
I could say those were the "coolest" bunch of people on the bicycle comps I'd ever see!! Everyone is soo friendly and everything is pretty down to earth... Those are the kind of attitude that we need in this kind of sport!! No one there showed the "I'm much better than the rest of you" and "I'm the authority, so everyone else back off!!" attitude that made the riders felt at home there.. If only they planned the tracks and jumps more carefully, that event would be a bikers heaven on earth!!
IBSO (with our T-Shirt propaganda) got a good response from the others.. No wonder since we are already known to them (other BMXers and MTBers) as good friends.. I think the next step that we need is find a way to make this organization more solid in the future... Thanks to you who donated some of their fortune to make those "good looking" T-Shirt (that I've designed... sometimes I proud of myself). May the God keep you all from slamming your head at the trails FOREVER!!!
We need to get more organized from now on!! On the guest book you could find a post from Dodi, Puma Indonesia asking about our participation at the big event on September... And Mr. Didi said that ANTV will cover our activities on Papiloncat next Sunday!! We've got to get together and do a little brainstorming about our "little" organization programs in the future...FAST!!
I've forgot to tell you that IBSO's animation that Heru made is already uploaded to the knew art gallery... Everyone who'd like to download the files from the server just simply "right click" your mouse on the link and choose the "save target as.." option on the menu or if you want to view them on-line just "left click" the mouse on the file's link!! Let me remid you that the animation file is rather big (445952 bytes), it gonna took some time to download them to your computer.
I guess that's all that I could say for tonight, join us next on the next update... I'm Azrael, the suck BMXer signing off!!!
May 14, 2001
Allright guys, here are the updates:
About the 19th and 20th May comps:
They finally decided to cancelled me as a judge on dirt jump comp, they probably "afraid" that my judgment might be biased since I'm a member of IBSO . That's cool with me!! I wouldn't want any hassled come from them anyway... So the judges will be Yopie, Nicko and Mr. Sondi himself. Be good to them, some "ass kissing" probably required to win the comps. Just kidding guys!!
About this Saturday's session:
It was cool!! The weather's fine, and the crowds are as cool as it can be. We focused our training to those rhythm section the whole day and in the end of the day, a sicko named Eca did a Superman attempt for few times, he pulled it the first try, but on the second and third he failed. Be brave young Jedi!! All that you need is ride harder!! As usual, I was suck on everything. I probably need to consider a "less" extreme sport, a lousy game of chess comes to my mind. Probably not!!!
About this Sunday's session:
Maybe we all kinda tired after rippin' off the trails on Saturday.. I even fell on those cheesy table top on my third jump. Somehow, Mr. Didi was having fun all day with his full "camouflage" outfit!! He even manage to do a one footer no hander in the end of the day. Eca (the sicko guy) practiced his Superman again.. But I guess he's not as lucky as yesterday so he finally decided to practiced his Barspin. Since Tora pulled a clean barspin once, Eca felt a little intimidated.. I know you've got a reputation to keep, man!!
I just cut my bars to 23" this night, I hope I'm not going to regret it. Damn, those bars seems too short!!
May 09, 2001
I just finished hearing Prambors Rasisonia's program; "Radical Youth". The program is about anything around nowadays youth lifestyle, the extreme sport!! It is great to see that Prambors, as a leading radio station supports our community and our lifestyle. Today's guests were Eca and Ardi, which are really one of ours!!! Thanks Wan Hoffman!! May the god of crazy dirt-jumper bless you!!
I've uploaded several pics to image gallery 2!! Sorry for the delays, I was reaally lazy these last few days...
About the 19th
and 20th May comps:
Just spoke to Mr. Sondi this afternoon at Papiloncat... The discount deal was off!! We still have to pay the regular registration fee for 19th and 20th May's event, which in my opinion is quite decent (Rp. 15.000,- is not that expensive these days!!), but Mr. Didi tried to push Mr. Sondi to allow us build our own pitstop tent!!
About the IBSO's
We finnaly decided not to giving away the T-Shirt to the comp's participants... We kinda too short in time to find a sponsor. We decided that we could just "chip-in" the production cost and give some T-Shirts to some IBSO's riders, preferably the good ones!! We gonna need them to make an IBSO's brand image toward the masses. So to anyone who wants to "chip-in", just tell me!! Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or simply call my cell-phone (0812-9268189). Just remember never give my phone number to anyone, except some hot chicks!!
I decided to change Ronald's pic since we got some good pictures of him now... The previous pic looks too blurry, someone might mistaken him to one of those "Bataks" who always hanging around our trails!!
Today's Highlights :
It seems like our friends are already have some "training schedule" at P.I Trail (Papiloncat) to make themselves ready for 19th and 20th May's event!! Too bad for some of us who have to go to those lame day-to-day, nine-to-five kind of work could not join them (including me!!). Good luck guys!!
May 08, 2001
Since we all have agreed that we're gonna make IBSO's T-Shirt for the 19th and 20th event, I've decided to make a rough design. Mr. Didi and me for some reason like the black T-Shirt, but it will be easily converted to any color that we all agree with later. Just look at the design this time, click the thumbnail to see the bigger version.
It was rather suck!! The second tabletop was full of water right at the end of the landing. For me and some of us who only planned to jump the doubles only could jump on the first double... it was not fun at all!! We finally decided to jump the rhythm section in the end.
Ardi was there!! He'd jumped all the jumps in rhythm section just like a knives cuts butter!! Really, I mean REALLY amazing for a guy who never touch bike these last few months.
Overall, today's session was OK, I should try to put more highlights, but I reeaaly sleepy tonight..... I'll upload the pics that Brian took to the site tomorrow.
May 07, 2001
A surprise has arrived on my mailbox!! Tod "The Wildman" Lyons has sent me another email!! His email is basically some kind of encouragement to the "Old School" riders in Indonesia. To anyone who wants to read his email, just go to the article section!
O.K. Guys, those rumors about the dirt jumping comp in 19th and 20th this month is legit!! Mr. Sondi visited us on PI Trail today to tell us about the comp. Actually there are three kind of competitions; BMX Race, Dirt Jumping and MTB Dual Slalom.
I'm waiting for the comp's leaflet that Mr. Sondi promise to give me in a few days. I'll try to scan it and upload it to the site. Mr. Sondi also promise me that if we could have more than twenty participants, he's going to give us registration fee discount (normal registration fee is Rp. 15,000).
Note: Some of us thought this event as a good chance to promote IBSO . Mr. Didi has arranged a deal with Mr. Sondi that we probably could support them by giving away IBSO's T-Shirt to all participants. The T-Shirt itself will bear our logo and the website address. We gonna need to find some kind of sponsor to cover the T-Shirts production cost, FAST!!!. Any kind of ideas in how to get that sponsor is highly appreciated.
About today's session highlights:
Tora tried to pull some Barspins... He seemed to get some self convidence with a new full-face helmet on his head. Ride harder, man!! One of these days I believe you'll pull it clean!!
Mr. Didi fell on the big double!! Nothing serious though, except that the bike's frame hit his pinky finger who's few days ago just got smacked by a hammer when he changed his bike's freewheel!!!
Eca is back!!! And he looked better than ever... He arrived at the trail with a very pimpy sunglasses, a very cheesy smile and NO BIKE!!! He promised that tomorrow he's gonna keep those sunglasses and smile... and he's gonna bring the bike this time! Glad to have you back, cing!!!
I brought my new Mirra Pro to the trail... Some said that I jump higher on Mirra Pro than Backtrail. I dunno if that's true, but I know for sure that I look much cooler with Eca's sunglasses!!
About yesterday's session highlights:
It's very short: There's no session at all!!! Rain suck ass!!
About Image Galleries:
I've added some new pictures taken by Iga and Heru from lastweek's session, I just have some minor problems with my PC's hard drive so I just got a chance to upload them tonight. I think there's too much Iga's picture on the galleries... I might consider to delete some of his pictures just for the fun of it. j/k
The Image Galleries is now divided into some sub-gallery. I though since there are already too much picture in original gallery, adding some more picture in it will slow down the page browsing. So I put the new pics at Image Gallery 2, the old pics is still accessible at Image Gallery 1