Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Jakarta Commuter Cycling Tips

After three days, I have learned some things that could help you in cycling in Jakarta.
  1. Bikers need a proper mask to avoid direct inhale of CO gas from cars, buses and motorcycles,
  2. Bikers need a proper horn to notice others
  3. Take extra cautions when you want to pass a car which just stopped on the side of road. You need to ensure no one in the car will open the door while you're passing it,
  4. Do not hesitate to give a clear sign of your direction with your hand to notice others, even if you want to go straight ahead in a crossroad
  5. Wearing a bright color shirt or jacket is necessary

Monday, June 26, 2006

My First Bike2Work Day !

Today is my first bike2work day. It took only 5 minutes to reach my first destination, University of Paramadina (point A). I came for a meeting at 9.15 and it was 9.00 when I'm ready, so I choosed the shortest route. I wore my regular working shirt (without tie, of course !).

I got no sweat when I entered meeting room, so I really thought today is quite convenient day to me.. :).

I took some advices from another bike2work bikers in choosing route, such as taking a 'gang tikus' (small path) more often and avoiding regular busy road as your cycling route. It really works to me so, I came without sweating !!

I think I need a mask to avoid CO gas freely entering my lung ! It was fortunate my route was not too crowded today, so I felt that the CO concentration in the air was not too bad.

Wish me luck ! I have to go home now. It's currently 19.28 at my desktop, so it's gonna be my first bike-from-work night for home... ;)

Friday, June 02, 2006

Jum'atan di masjid Minhajul Athfal, Bali

Masjid ini terletak di wilayah pemukiman, lokasinya di jalan Kediri, No.17, Tuban, Kuta, Badung. Alhamdulillah, 'membuntuti' orang dengan sepeda motor tadi. Kurang dari 5 menit sudah sampai disini. Waktu Bali saat ini jam 12.37 tapi kok baru azan ya ?

Alhamdulillah ternyata menemukan tempat untuk sholat Jum'at tidak sesulit yang saya bayangkan sebelumnya.