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R15 Racing Team Video…

January 15, 2011 3 comments

It’s been a while since I updated my blog… Well, hope you enjoy the video :)

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2010 in review

January 2, 2011 2 comments

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 89,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 79 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 225 posts. There were 409 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 66mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was April 6th with 654 views. The most popular post that day was [Photography] Indonesia Ninja Road Racing Series.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were indomotoblog.wordpress.com, ducatimonster.wordpress.com, triatmono.wordpress.com, search.conduit.com, and kaskus.us.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ducati multistrada 1200, ducati malaysia, semakin di depan, indoprix 2010, and knee down.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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[Photography] Indonesia Ninja Road Racing Series April 2010
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2

Visit to Naza – Ducati of Malaysia October 2007
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Testing iPhone’s based GPS Lap Timer@Sentul… April 2009
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“SEMAKIN DIDEPAN”, how important is Indonesia’s market for Yamaha? February 2010
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[Photography] The sight of Indoprix 2010 April 2010
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R.I.P Shoya Tomizawa and Peter Lenz .. :`(

September 6, 2010 1 comment

A sad day indeed. Moto2′s young and talented no 48 succumbed to his injuries sustained during a crash at Misano Moto2 round. Looking at his crash it was indeed terrifyingly similar to that of  Super Sport rider Craig Jones’. The also young and talented WSS rider who killed during his crash at Brands Hatch WSS race in 2008. Both rider fell from their bike and subsequently was hit by another rider. With a close wheel to wheel race they had there was no way the other rider can avoid the fallen rider and its bike. deAngelis was fortunate that he walk away from Tomizawa’s crash, Redding was also fortunate enough to escape serious injuries.

With strict safety regulation for the track many rider fallen off the bike walk away unhurt. Most even run to their tumbled bike and continue the race. After Daijiro Katoh fatal crash in Japan GP where Katoh hit the wall during GP500 race all GP circuit have all of its obstacles cleared. Big and wide gravel trap and paved runoffs are provided in case rider lost control of their bike. Racing suit, helmet, glove, back protector, etc also have improved to protect the rider when they fell off the bike. Yet all those protection means very little when a fallen rider get hit by another rider with bike capable of doing 200+ kph speed. That also the case of Peter Lenz, a very-very young boy and a rising star of US motor racing (13 yr old), who killed in Indianapolis Speedway. Peter was racing for the supporting race at US MotoGP Indy just a week ago when he fell and hit by another rider during warm up.

Both Shoya and Peter loves motorcycle and certainly both love racing. It is a big lost for all of us who love the sport let alone their family and friends…

They will be missed.. Good bye Shoya, good bye Peter.. may you rest in peace… :`(

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Ducati out of WSBK.. what are you thinking Ducati???

August 27, 2010 9 comments

In what I think a very stupid move for what ever reason Ducati decided to pull out from WorldSuperbike championship starting 2011. According to Ducati’s press release (click here) quoted “This decision is part of a specific strategy made by Ducati, the aim being to further increase technological content in production models that will arrive on the market in the coming years…”. What a strange and stupid strategy I may add.

WSBK without Ducati is like Formula 1 without Ferrari, or English Premiere League without Chelsea (or M.U for M.U fans out there :)), or World Cup without Italy. Yes sure, Ferarri doesn’t always win, the same with Chelsea in the EPL or Italy in the World Cup. But their presence there is more than just for winning, they have became a “yard stick”, a measurement on how the others are scaled. Ferrari, Chelsea and Italy soccer team do not always win but they are the team to beat. Dropping out from WSBK is simply implying that.. Hey, we are not that kind of team any more.

Secondly, what will Ducati dropping out of WSBK say about the legendary L twin-engine? That the L twin no longer can compete with the V4 or the I4 engine anymore? That If you want “race type performance” use V4 or I4 instead? Last time I checked all Ducati product line from Superbike to Hypermotard is L twin. With no Ducati presence in WSBK I think Ducati should drop the term “Superbike” on its 848 and 1198 lines. They should call that line a product “Look like a race bike”..!!

I can go on and on pointing out how bad that move made by Ducati,  as an ex Ducati owner (that considering to buy new Ducati bike) I’m just disappointed.

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Race Programme FIM ASIA Road Race SENTUL 3rd Round

June 24, 2010 1 comment

I’ll be in Sentul Circuit this week end for the FIM Asian RR. Supporting the bikes with red and white flag of Indonesia!!

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Me loves bicycle..

June 10, 2010 8 comments

For the past several weeks I’ve been doing a human power two-wheeler. Yup, cycling. On road, off-road, cross-country (or the folks from bike enthusiast called them ‘XC’), a bit of fun bike with the friends around the city, etc.

And just like its motorized big brother the experience of riding them simply is FUN!

Like its motorized big brother, there are many types of bicycle. But mainly there are ‘on-road’ and ‘off-road’. For on road bike I ride the so-called “hybrid” bike. With flat bar and road tire but no suspension. Mine is the Kona Dew Deluxe. This mainly for on road cycling on smooth surface. For off-road I ride the full suspension mountain bike as in the picture above, the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR.

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Check out the fastest bike with GIVI’s luggage :)

June 3, 2010 5 comments

Got the above picture from MotoMatters.com. Nice eh?

I bet that Honda will be the fastest bike ever equipped with the GIVI luggage.

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[Updated] bonadjalins’ iPad review at TWOWHEELS blog

June 1, 2010 5 comments

The good folks at TWOWHEELS blog informed me that they posted my review for iPad at their blog. Being a regular visitor to TWOWHEELS blog my self I was excited that my piece on the iPad get that kind of exposure. Follow http://www.twowheelsblog.com/post/4486/motorcycles-and-ipads-review-get-your-gp-fix-via-ipad for the post at TWOWHEELS blog.

As for the iPad it self, I am enjoying it more and more!

Cheers!

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World No Tobacco Day, 31 May.

May 31, 2010 3 comments

Today is World No Tobacco. Let spread the word again, that “Smoking is Bad”.

Just some facts about smoking:

  • Tobacco kills up to half of its users.
  • The annual death toll of more than five million could rise to more than eight million by 2030 unless urgent action is taken to control the tobacco epidemic.
  • More than 80% of the world’s one billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries.

Being an ex smoker my self I celebrate January 1st as not only a new year, but the day I quite smoking. Yup,proudly tobacco free since 1 January 2002.

For more info about WHO at Tobacco Free Initiative please follow this link.

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Apple is now the biggest IT company in the world..

May 27, 2010 10 comments

Well, this I have to write.

According to Financial Time, Apple is now the world’s biggest tech company. Apple has overtaken Microsoft by market value for the largest technology company. When the New York Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday (5/26/10) Apple has worth US$ 222 billion, short only by Exxon Mobil but above Microsoft US$ 219 billion market cap.

Though I have no longer in the IT “industry”, I do attentively lurking on how the industry is progressing. With my background in Electrical Engineering my first job after graduation was in Lotus Software back in 1995. Remember Lotus 1-2-3? Yup, I was a System Engineer for Lotus Indonesia. With Lotus acquired by IBM in 1997 (?), I became part of the Big Blue family till 2001 when I left and  started up my own business.

Anyhow, who would have thought that Apple will become the largest IT company (by market cap). When I was “still” in IT Microsoft ruled the desktop. IBM ruled the server. Apple was in big trouble. Pass forward 2010, I used daily iPod, iPhone, iPad and soon perhaps the iMac or MacBook… Surely Apple has something right. And that is Steve Jobs.

If you must know I take Apple’s side and who need Flash when you have HTML5.. :)

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