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Hello , new to the forum and it's usage. Newly back to Jakarta after being absent for 16 years. Would very much appreciate any information on Mountain Biking Groups that may do weekend rides? Contact places, numbers emails etc.
Perhaps anything that may help me get oriented a little quicker with the Forum message board as well. Thanks
All te Best
I think our dearly member kim&mika can help you with that :)
My husband is also interested in joining a mountain biking club/group. We've just moved to Jakarta and it would be a good way to meet others. He's already looking for a new bike just got to find somewhere to ride it.
Hombre de Maiz
You mean real mountain biking where you fall, get muddy and wet, far from urban place? Or are you into dressing up in biking gear and lycra, and parading in asphalted roads at a leisurely pace accompanied by twenty of your bapak-bapak friends?
may I recomended my brothers club .. he had a Jakarta All Mountain Club "JAMCY" ... with some activities around Jakarta and Bandung ..
this profile him at facebook .. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1237776527&ref=ts .. o ya.. we are local people here ...
and in this forum Mr.Kim (Kim&Mika) know him since my family also same place where he lived ..
use to be they go around near Jakarta or Bandung with bicycle activities.
If you need a phone no. of my brother .. you can PM me ...
this is some picture of his activities
Now that looks cool i would love to have a go at that, but i have to agree the usual image is unfortunately like hombre described in his post.
Or are you into dressing up in biking gear and lycra, and parading in asphalted roads at a leisurely pace accompanied by twenty of your bapak-bapak friends?
This type of biking would drive my husband insane because it's not active enough. The falling down and muddy one sounds right up his street. Mike I've PM'd you.
Hombre de Maiz
The former is not mountain biking, but rather ngeceng-ngeceng. The boys (more like bapak) get all dressed up in lycra. They don the helmet, the gloves and the water backpack, but the bikes never go faster than 10km per hour and they never hit the dirt. Here's a clue that gives away the posers: real mountain biking where your feet risk sliding off the bike requires that your feet be clipped in to the pedals. Unless you're clipped in, the hits and bumps along the trail will leave you with precarious footing on the pedals.
ok here's couple more picture of my brother activities in his club of JAMCY
Hombre de Maiz
That first picture is of a downhill bike. Look at the large displacement of the fork, and the geometry of the bike. That second picture is case in point of another phenomenon here where the trails are clogged by large groups of bikers. If you're gonna ride, ride alone or in a group of no more than three riders. Otherwise, it becomes a circus with traffic which defeats the purpose of leaving the crowds behind...
nope Sir ... they call for advanture ridding together ... just try to find healty and try reduce of stress together with visit a beutiful nature of remote area ... I think they call Safari riding ... hehehe ...
they try to find harmony together at beutiful nature ...
Try this group, they are a mix of all levels:
Every trail has lots of good stuff, and the guy I linked to is a colleague of mine who cycled, Jakarta to Bali, as much off road as possible,
Enjoy. just got myself a Garmin edge 800, took it for a spin on the tarmac the other weekend Terak to Jakarta , and it navigated me home fine. ( will try some of the offroad stuff in the future and post to everytrail, but only a few more months then I am out of Indonesia. ) Off road yes but at my age I prefer not too extreme, getting too old for that, but definetly avoid roads if possible.
Plenty of fine used bikes in kaskus, just type in Sepeda in the search engine.
Thanks for the tip on the bike shop Hombre, popped in at the weekend, very impressed
Hombre de Maiz
That tip, once again, was: PD Mini (and the store across the stree) behind ITC Mas Roxy. Roy Sukino, the owner, speaks excellent English and lived a few years in California (the birthplace of mountain biking) so he actually knows a bit or two about bikes and biking...
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