Saturday, August 8th’2009. We were preparing for another 2009 Sumatra ride, this time will cover more or less 1200KM from West Sumatra to the most up north part of Sumatra, the Province of Aceh. We will start from the city of Bukittinggi, ride north to Lake Toba, the city of Medan and finish in the city of Banda Aceh. 15 motorcycles: 5 Multistrada, 6 Monster, 2 ST, 1 SS and 1 Suzuki GSX-R1000.
This will be my first trip to the up most tip of Sumatra and I am excited about this ride!
When we plan to have another ride in August 09, we originally planned for Sulawasi ride from Makassar to Menado. But when we found out that logistically Sulawesi ride require more time then the group had anticipated we change our plan for another Sumatra ride. We decided to postpone the Sulawesi ride to 2010 and go to Sumatra ride instead.
(above pic courtesy of http://ddoci.wordpress.com)
Just like earlier Sumatra ride, we will start the ride not from Jakarta. But from the city of Bukittinggi, where we finished our last Sumatra ride. We will take short flight to Padang, while the bikes will be by truck. When I write this post, the truck with the bikes will be along the way to Bukittinggi, possibly just cross the Sunda straight.
Just before long ride, my trusty Multistrada also being checked with some parts being replaced. Just to make sure that the bike is a ok for the ride. Stay tune for the trip report, just like before I will use my VIO POV cam to take video and will take tons of pic.