August 23. 2001
It's been a while since the last up date. Anyway, the Independence Day Dirt Jumping Comp. turn out as a blast!! It is cool to see the riders enjoyed that event. What really amazed me is: The riders really compete like it was some kind of BIG event!! Even though the prizes is quite small compare to the "real" event, the riders really try to do their best!!
I guess what they call as "Semangat '45" is still exist after all!!
Here are the results:
|I||Djawa||Merdeka BMX Riders (Depok)|
|II||Iyus||Merdeka BMX Riders (Depok)|
|III||Juki||Merdeka BMX Riders (Depok)|
|II||Jali||Haji Nawi (Jakarta)|
|III||Kadoet||Merdeka BMX Riders (Depok)|
Based on the positive response that we've got from the riders, we are working on making an event like this as a series.. We probably going to make it a bi-monthly event. I'll post any progress about it here and please tell me what you think in our forum.
August 17. 2001
I just came back from IBC's hq at jalan Asem after pedalin' around to make sure that all of the riders who hang around at PI Trail know about the event. This afternoon Mr. Yoyo already gave me the frame and fork that Sinar Baru promise as one of the prizes to be win at the Independence Day Dirt Jumping Contest. I'm gladly could say that the gang from Depok, Haji Nawi, Cipete, Terogong and the oldies are already informed. I hope this event would turn out as a blast!!
For some of the TV Cable freaks (including me) who got hard times finding the schedule of X-Sport related programs on ESPN, I've made a section called TV-Guide that hopefully will help them (and me). I'll update that section monthly.
August 16. 2001
Last Sunday was pretty cool!! Chandra Purnawaman from Bandung gave us a
visit at the trail to show us all some of his extreme moves such as a bar
spin, superman seat-grab, suicide no hander and he attempted to do backflip
for two times which scare the hell out of me!! He didn't make it that time
but I'll bet after few more attempts
he'll do it perfectly.
The rest of the gang from IBC, Merdeka BMX Riders, Radio Dalam and the Local Crew was there too!! They seem to be psyched by Chandra's performance. I hope he will encourage all of us to progress more.
I also wanted to announce to you all that we're gonna make a "small" underground dirt jumping competition at the trail in honor of Indonesia's Independence Day at Saturday, August 18. 2001. All riders in Jakarta are welcome to participate. The entry fee is FREE!! However since this event is By Riders and For Riders, we will kindly ask for your donation as the prize money. Mr. Yoyo from Sinar Baru Fatmawati has promised to donate one BMX Frame as the Prize. Please check out the forum for further informations about the event. Be There!
And for those who use to skip their English class on High School, here are the translations:
Kami akan mengadakan perlombaan dirt jumping yang sifatnya tidak resmi pada hari Sabtu, 18 Agustus 2001 di PI Trail dalam rangka memperingati hari kemerdekaan Indonesia. Semua riders di Jakarta kami undang untuk berpartisipasi. Biaya registrasi GRATIS!! Tapi karena event ini "By Riders and For Riders", kami minta kerelaan dari para Riders untuk memberikan sumbangan yang akan kami gunakan sebagai hadiahnya. Pak Yoyo dari Sinar Baru Fatmawati sudah menyatakan kesediaannya untuk menyumbangkan satu frame sepeda BMX sebagai hadiah. Informasi-informasi tambahan lainnya dapat dilihat di forum.
Whew, I hope my Bahasa Indonesia is informative enough!!
Anyway, a bird tells me that on Roda Link, several new BMX bikes are arrived, they are Haro Mirra Flair, Haro Mirra 540 Air and GT Bestwick. If you want to know the truth about them, just pedal your bike to nearest Roda Link. Just don't blame me if they were bogus!!
And since there are few local BMX web-site available now, I decided to make a special sub-section at the link section called "local-sites". cehck 'em out here. In addition I also put a new link to 204 Flatland, a Bandung's Flatlanders web-site.
August 10. 2001
I sincerely apologize for the lack of up-date on the website. As some of you probably know, we're kind of busy preparing a BIG dirt jump competition in September. That's right boys and girls, a dirt jump competition!! So I highly advised you all to practice harder and jump higher.
As a matter of fact, a week ago I've already posted the third picture gallery. All of the picture was taken on the last X-Rage event in Singapore which some of our friends attend. Check it out guys!! For someone who could guess correctly who's the guy that wore IBSO T-Shirt, we have a pro-signature frame waiting for you (The frame is just waiting for you, we didn't say that it is for you!!)
People said that BMX Riders are a bunch of crazy guys.. well, it didn't get any crazier than this: The trail at PI has mysteriously upgraded!! We now have a new BIG tabletop at the place of the old table top and for some reason, the mysterious guy plow down the second table top and made a dirt quarter ramp. Until these day we suspect Mr. Sondi is the one who responsible for that development... but whoever you are, we thank you!!
A new Indonesian BMX site was born!! Check it out here !!
I've got an idea.. instead of competing at Balap Karung or Panjat Pinang at August 17, why not we make a little contest at our beloved Trail?? I've already talk to Mr. Yoyo of Sinar Baru Fatmawati about it and he agrees to donate a BMX frame for the winner!! What do you think about it?? Although the contest is "underground" but if it was organized a little bit professional, I bet it will be fun!! Just consider it as Rider's Gathering... we could proudly say that those fat guys with Harleys are not the only one who got rider's gathering event!! What do you thing of it?? I'll expect a respond to this idea on the forum.
Last updates: Sinar baru Fatmawati has some new products from Haro and several other manufactureres, here they are:
Haro Backtrail Series: X1 and X2
Haro Forged Big Block Stem
Haro Hevron Grips
Haro Turbine Freecoaster
That's all for tonight, and for you guys who thought that I was too lazy updating the site... You were dead right!!
July 02. 2001
It was another fun weekends, although last Saturday seemed pretty sucks; there are only about five riders at the trail last Saturday, probably most of the gang were quite exhausted from the Thursday night street session at TRS. Rumors said that they were having a blast there...
This Sunday there were plenty riders at the trail.. the gang from Kemayoran, Depok and some of the local crew were there. There were a BMX Racing comp. at BSD, but probably because most of us thought that BMX Racing is not "cool" enough, we'd prefer to hang around at the trail than went to BSD. Here are some of the highlights about what's happened at the trail:
Kadoet: as usual, rode like a crazy bastard!! He seemed to be possessed by a pro rider spirit!! He rode the trail like he never tired and he always tried to pull some tricks like one handed no footer, superman and x-up.
Eca: he seemed to be a little bummed to find that one of his Primo pedal's axle was bent... That really keep him from doing his best today. I've already told him never to follow a trend. Buy Haro products!! L.O.L
Mr. Didi: was grinning ear to ear while showing us some of his new stuffs: primo chain tensioners, new bar ends, maxxis max daddy tires, chromoly freewheel, ugp hat, a pair of ugp socks, osiris shoes, and a fox underwear. "You live only once." that's was his usual excuse for buying some "silly" stuffs that makes me want to scream!!
show us the first Indonesia BMX product: Barends!! My comment: they are
some pretty cool barends, they are certainly stronger than the plastic
ones since are made of steel and aluminum and they are there to serve a
purpose from killing yourself silly from falling at your handlebars from
a dirt jumping and street session.
At least it was cool to see substitute BMX products that are made in Indonesia that cheap enough and hopefully strong enough.. Keep up the good work Gonz!!
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