Following the Front Wheel- Postie Bike Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by RDT953, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. RDT953

    RDT953 Been here awhile

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    Ferry to Alor cancelled so I'll try for Flores tomorrow.
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  2. sharkey

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    I'm glad you made it to Balibo! You must have been one of the first tourists to see the new glass flag ...

    ... other than us, of course

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    (Chris, John, Dave, Rob, me. Photo by Wombat)
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  3. blek

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    Possibly because they are also familiar with postie bike's engine. The same C-Series engine also used by two legendary bikes in Indonesia, used by goverment as Civil Servant service motorcycles. Honda Win100 and Honda Astrea Grand. It has been years since discontinued but really, despite C-Series build that looks like water pump engines because of their front combustion chamber, good engines will roar forever...
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  4. RDT953

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    I’m finally on a ferry to somewhere. It’s a stifling hot day very reminiscent of the build-up to the wet season in Darwin. Another storm in Kupang yesterday so it looks like the wet weather gear will be getting more use soon.
    Put the bike cover on PB for the first time.
    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/PBGoesundercover.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/PBGoesundercover.jpg" border="0" alt="PB Under cover photo PBGoesundercover.jpg"/></a>
    And then we left Bolok behind.
    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_LeavingBolok.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_LeavingBolok.jpg" border="0" alt="Leaving Bolok photo R_LeavingBolok.jpg"/></a>
    I forked out an extra 50,000rp for a bed in the VIP Room
    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_VIPRoom.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_VIPRoom.jpg" border="0" alt="VIP Room on Ferry photo R_VIPRoom.jpg"/></a>
    Where the music from the PA system struggled to be heard over the audio from the TV all bloody night. Even with earplugs wedged so far into my ears they were touching each other the noise was incredible. This is something I’ve encountered on all of my previous travels in Asia, what is it with the noise pollution?
    Should arrive in Larantuke around 0500 and then taking a small boat to the nearby island of Solor to attend a Koke Bale ceremony at Lewonama village.
    I was sitting up on the top deck reading my Kindle, it was much cooler up there as the sun was setting and not too crowded. A group of young ladies all in the same T Shirts were taking lots of pics of each other and in the end all crowded together for a group photo. They asked a couple of locals to take a photo for them but couldn’t get any takers so I volunteered. That set off a bit of pandemonium as they all then wanted a photo with the funny looking foreign bloke. Anyway, they were all graduated mid-wives from a Kupang institute on their way back to Flores.
    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/Mid-WivesgoingtoFlores-1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/Mid-WivesgoingtoFlores-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Mid-Wives on ferry to Larantuka photo Mid-WivesgoingtoFlores-1.jpg"/></a>
    Just previous to that I’d been talking to a bloke (Simon) from the same university who was on his way back to his home island to take part in and record the ceremony I mentioned above. One of the distinct advantages of solo travel is that locals are far more prepared to approach and interact with a lone foreigner than they are with two or more. Looking forward to this it could be pretty interesting.
    Arriving at Larantuka
    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_AppLarantuka.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_AppLarantuka.jpg" border="0" alt="Approaching Larantuka photo R_AppLarantuka.jpg"/></a>
    Ferry arrived on time and unloading was pretty quick, then down to another smaller port for a much smaller boat to Solor.
    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_MeandPBtoSolor.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_MeandPBtoSolor.jpg" border="0" alt="ME and PB to Solor photo R_MeandPBtoSolor.jpg"/></a>Arrived without incident apart from all the attention PB attracts. Simon kept the crew entertained by telling them all about my trip with PB.
    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_Simonandcrew.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_Simonandcrew.jpg" border="0" alt="Simon and Crew photo R_Simonandcrew.jpg"/></a>
    Arrived on Solor without incident.
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    We were hosted by Simon’s uncle Alfonse and family. This could described as a very humble abode but it’s full of love, happiness and laughter. I had a great time there and conducted a few English lessons with the kids, showed some cartoons I have on the laptop (a big hit) and attended ceremony feasts and dances.
    Dad and kids enjoying Toy Story
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    Simon and his 72yo dad.
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    I have plenty of video of the ceremony dancing but no still pics. It was pretty fascinating stuff but also a little intimidating. The arak was getting passed around and people were getting into the mood for dancing, the trouble is that there were more than a few dancing with bloody big blades dangling in hands. I stayed until about midnight and then made my way to bed. I’d set my inner tent up on the porch. Alfonse loved my tent and therma-rest mattress.
    The hall. This was built to help unify the various tribes and villages in the area and was what the ceremony was all about. The undercurrent I detected was that there were disputes about land ownership that had been ongoing for some years.
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    They danced and sang all night so slept most of the day until we departed on the 2pm boat for Larantuka.
    Landed at Larantuka.
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    And promptly set off for Maumere, me on PB and Simon on the bus. Simon is visiting his wife and kids here and has asked if I will meet with them.
    Found a cheap Hotel in Maumere with the assistance of the local police. It was dark when I got into town and a bit chaotic with traffic. I saw a huge police compound, stopped and asked directions. A senior looking bloke came out and directed one of the younger officers to escort me to my hotel. You can’t ask for more than that.
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  5. RDT953

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    That's a great job on the house at Balibo. I hope many visitors follow in the tracks of Postie Bike and make the effort to visit.
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    Agreed Blek. I keep hearing words like "Old Style" and "Strong Bike" so the genre is well regarded. I'll be looking for a new rear tyre pretty soon and probably put PB in to get a general tune and service. Might wait until I get to Sumbawa if you have a good place I can take it too there?
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  7. blek

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    I do my overhaul and tuning myself, but since you are using Honda and if you need to, just go to AHASS service, the official Honda service point. Their workshop building looks like this.

    http;//3.bp.blogspot.com/_dAAj3FwKA1A/ScMSCDfNmjI/AAAAAAAAABY/MkoDOCcUs-c/s320/AHASS+BALI_2.jpg

    http://www.google.com/search?q=bengkel+ahass

    They have fixed price and certificated engineers and since there is no modification on postie's engine, you can count on their original Honda spare parts if you need to replace something, since its spare parts are same with astrea series and supra series.

    You can find such workshops everywhere in town everywhere in Indonesia.

    Postie is categorized as small bike. Complete tuning including the original Astra Lube 4000km Lubricant Oil should be no more than 100k rupiahs at most. :D
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  8. Lunapaso

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    You and a bunch of nubile lovely young midwives on a slow ferry to nowhere in Paradise; honestly, you couldn't make this up!

    What are they called; RDT-48? :D (you have to live in Japan to get this one)
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    Hey Luna, you should have been there old mate, after that photo of the midwives was taken, pandemonium erupted. Now I have a small inkling of what it must be like to be famous, young, rich and good looking.
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    Dropping the bike off in the morning for an oil change and general check up. they got a bit concerned that they didn't have the specifications for the CT110. I told them that it's just a Honda 110 engine and should be the same as all other 110 engines. They settled down when I told them I had all the specifications anyway. Thanks for the link to the pic, it was a great help.
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    Hi RDT 953 , I subscribed to your thread a few weeks ago , and just caught up with everything that you have been up to in the mean time .
    Amazing pictures and story , I will follow it with great interest .
    I have also been on a 5 000km trip on Posties over the past few weeks , but mine has a Sidecar on it as you can see on the Oz Sidecar FB-page . After looking at your video and comments on some of the roads , how do you think this little rig would do over there ?
    The recent trip to Vic and back to QLD was basically just a test-run for exactly what you are doing , we are thinking of riding all the way back to Thailand . The debate continue on whether to take the Posties or something a little bigger , maybe a Honda 200 AG , or even our BM 800 GS's , which I feel may be a bit heavy for this trip , your learned opinion on this subject will be much appreciated ?:freaky
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    A couple of pics from the Larantuka to Maumere run.

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    The road is pretty good and very scenic,it follows the coast for a bit and then climbs up into the mountains again for sweeping views of the coast.

    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_PBTOMONI.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_PBTOMONI.jpg" border="0" alt="PB in mountains photo R_PBTOMONI.jpg"/></a>

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    I've seen one other hack so far and that was on what I think was a Honda 125. Choice of bike would depend on where you intended going. My little PB with my weight and about 40kg of luggage has handled everything thrown at it so far but I don't think it could have dragged a sidecar over some of the roads I covered in East Timor especially on the south coast and through the mountains there.
    Of the 3 bikes you mention my pick would be the 200 AG as it would probably share many parts with other bikes seen in this part of the world and will have a definite power advantage over the Postie. In fact I saw a 200 AG for sale at the Super Bike races in Darwin just before leaving and I was very tempted to do a quick change of bikes.
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    Headed out of Maumere and on to Moni to visit Kalimutu and it's 3 lakes. A very scenic road through the mountains and again with pretty good roads most of the way. There's a major project underway here to upgrade the main road through Flores. The land here can be pretty unstable in the mountains with land slips in the rainy season.

    Saw this sign on the roadside.

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    So decided on a little detour to check it out.

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    Bought a nice cool coconut for a refreshing drink. About 50 cents.

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    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/77459478" width="500" height="889" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/77459478">Coconut prep</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user21799425">Robin Thomas</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    Moni is a little strip of a tourist town with plenty of choice for rooms and food.

    First stop on arriving was coffee and a snack at the "Rainbow Cafe"

    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_MONIBAKERY.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_MONIBAKERY.jpg" border="0" alt="Rainbow cafe photo R_MONIBAKERY.jpg"/></a>

    Decided on this guesthouse, a bit pricey but it has hot water and a secure area for PB

    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_MONIHOTEL.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_MONIHOTEL.jpg" border="0" alt="Hotel in Moni photo R_MONIHOTEL.jpg"/></a>

    Unpacked, changed into walking clothes and took a walk to the waterfall to watch backpackers risking their holiday for walk over the rickety bridge.

    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_HARDWAY.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_HARDWAY.jpg" border="0" alt="Bamboo walkway photo R_HARDWAY.jpg"/></a>

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/77485807" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/77485807">Not so Steady Eddy</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user21799425">Robin Thomas</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    I watched the locals and followed their example.

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    Worth mentioning here is the dinner I had. I was approached by the restaurant owner to come to eat at his establishment, the "Bamboo Cafe". He had a guestbook in his pocket with notes from previous patrons and it all looked very positive so I took a punt, put down a deposit and booked a place at the table.
    The food was fantastic, it's a set menu consisting of mountain rice cooked with aromatic leaves, a vegetable soup of freshly picked from the garden vegetables and forest herbs and spices. A plate of cooked banana flower and other local fruits and the main dish of chicken cooked with limes in bamboo.
    At about $8.50 it has the be one of the bargains in the world for food lovers.

    Then off to bed for an early start in the morning for the climb to Kalimutu.
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  15. RedDogAlberta

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    Love it! Looking forward to more. I really enjoy when people include food and accommodation and their prices. I'd like to see the inside of some of these guest houses and bungalows.

    Thanks for a great adventure so far. :clap
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    Welcome and thanks for the comments. I wasn't sure how that sort of stuff would go over so it's good to get a positive comment about it. For me the food is a huge part of the trip, I love finding good quality fresh food with the special local flair as described in the Bamboo Cafe experience. That dish would command prices north of $50 a sitting in Australia and here I had it for less than a fifth of that. In Maumere I had a soto ayam from a mobile warung (chicken soup from a food cart) and a pancake filled with crunchy peanut butter and honey from the warung next door. It was all delicious and cost a measly $1.50 all up, $1 for the soup and 50 cents for the pancake with a couple of small fried bananas thrown in.
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    Up at 0330 for the run up the mountain with PB stripped of all luggage it was pretty much in race trim. Got up there nice and early and the sky over the mountain was crystal clear with bright shiny stars twinkling away however off in the distance were a couple of big thunder heads with flashes of lightning every so often. Headed up the mountain and waited for the dawn as the clouds and other visitors arrived seemingly together.

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    A couple of enterprising locals set up shop with tea and coffee on sale for $1 a cup.
    He could have found a small knife to peel ginger. It must have taken about 2 seconds for someone to quip "that's not a knife" Crocodile Dundee immortalized with one line.

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    Well the clouds and wind di the right thing and just as the sun got up the clouds cleared for everyone to get some lovely shots.

    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_KALIMUTULAKE1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_KALIMUTULAKE1.jpg" border="0" alt="Kalimutu green lake photo R_KALIMUTULAKE1.jpg"/></a>

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    For no other reason than a really cool name I picked Bajawa as the destination for the day. Another good day of riding on some very scenic roads. Lots of roadwork going on along this stretch. Especially up in the mountains where there have been recent land slips.

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    I stopped at a small restaurant for a coffee and met some of the road-workers, one bloke who turned out to be an engineer spoke very good english and told me that it was a major project being funded by $$$ from Australia. I joked that in that case he should pay for my coffee, he was quick to say that the money would be paid back.

    The coast along these parts is all black volcanic sands.

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    And like everywhere else they are polluted with litter.

    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_LITTER.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_LITTER.jpg" border="0" alt="Litter photo R_LITTER.jpg"/></a>

    I found my way to Ende and then after a few wrong turns and plenty of directions found my way out again and continued west.
    I didn't spend any money in Ende but didn't think this gesture on leaving towns was warranted.

    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_NOTNICE-1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_NOTNICE-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Two finger salute Ende photo R_NOTNICE-1.jpg"/></a>

    Also came across this somewhere along the coast but can't remember the exact spot.

    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_OOPS-1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_OOPS-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Oops photo R_OOPS-1.jpg"/></a>

    The road leaves the coast after Nangaroro and heads up into the mountains for vistas of terraced hill sides full of rice.

    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_RICETERRACES.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/Indonesia%20Postie%20bike%20ride/R_RICETERRACES.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo R_RICETERRACES.jpg"/></a>

    And then more views of another volcano.

    <a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/R_VOLCANO.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/RDT953/R_VOLCANO.jpg" border="0" alt="Volcano on Flores photo R_VOLCANO.jpg"/></a>

    Arrived in Bajawa mid-afternoon, booked into an overpriced hotel Eidelweis and caught up on some lost sleep.
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  19. blek

    blek Adventurer

    Joined:
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    74
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    Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
    Something related with AKB48? :wink:
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  20. RDT953

    RDT953 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
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    288
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    Kobe Japan
    Sorry fellas but I have no bloody idea what either of you are on about? :ear
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