2010 Archive

Tripping from Bogor to Jakarta

Friday, 31 December 2010
Taman Rasuna, Jakarta

My body was craving for another trip yesterday, so I started the day by riding to Cikini train station a few kilometer north of here, and brought the bike on board the first train bound for Bogor. It was an almost empty Ekonomi train. Bogor was reached an hour later, around 11:00. I wanted to […]

Car free day

Monday, 27 December 2010
Kafe Betawi, Epicentrum Walk, Jakarta

I was in the mood for a bicycle trip around the city yesterday morning, and I even managed to get up at 05.30. I left at 06.00, just after sunrise. I started by riding north to Kota, then south to Blok M, and finally back to HQ (Taman Rasuna, Kuningan). Total distance 40 km, elapsed […]

Route 66

Saturday, 11 December 2010
Taman Rasuna, Jakarta

I have discovered that Route 66 is an extremely useful route, and even I can afford it. It costs two thousand rupiah for an unlimited distance, that is, to Blok M at the most. Route 66 stops, and often waits, for me in front of Pasar Festival, just a stone’s throw from my headquarters. Route […]

New bicycle

Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Kopi Luwak, Epicentrum Walk, Jakarta

My old bicycle was recently stolen from the parking lot here, so yesterday I bought a new one at Rodalink bicycle shop in Kelapa Gading, a Dahon Cadenza XL, for Rp 10,000,000 (around USD 1100). It can be folded. The first trip from the bicycle shop and home did not begin well. At Sunter Lake, […]

Shitting in the street

Friday, 19 November 2010
Food court, Epicentrum Walk, Jakarta

I got an acute attack of diarrhea last Sunday, on the way from Bandung (we were in Bandung from Saturday to Sunday), and I was forced to make a stop along the highway. At first the minibus driver refused to stop, but after I threatened to shitting down his bus, he finally stopped. Jl Jaksa, […]