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Today we start a trip,
Starting point Batam Island Indonesia

Assembly 08:00 on 16-mar at the Victory & Indian shop
 

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RoRo number 1
Batam Island to Tanjung Balai
 

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Yes I will, the Internet is slow .... Hope tonight I can upload another picture from the first and second ferry ...

First ferry is minimum 9 hours ....

Total of 6 bikes
4 Victory
1 BmW
1 Ducati

Later some others will join don't know what bikes they have ....

The roads are AWESOME in Sumatra ...

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Just passing Singapore now with the Ferry / RoRo .... We're well on our way .... Another 6 hours before arriving at the RoRo change-over

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Sweet. And all on the RIGHT side of the road (i.e. The left hand side)
 

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Thanks for posting BP thumb up
The weather here in New England, USA is still spotty and my schedule got jammed up, I could use a road trip to anywhere right now....
 

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Thanks for posting BP thumb up
The weather here in New England, USA is still spotty and my schedule got jammed up, I could use a road trip to anywhere right now....
Spotty is an understatement. Pulled the bike out 2/29/16 and now there calling for snow Monday.
 

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I'll feed your guys some nice scenery ....

At 18 hour the Ferry / RoRo docked at the first stop, and the loading ramp FELL + cable snapped of the lowering winch drum ... big bang and racket noise, 1/2 " cable flying over deck ....

Ramp FELL right in place, and we could offloading from the RoRo ...

Now we are having dinner in Tanjung Balai and waiting for the next ferry / RoRo to make a night trip until tomorrow morning ...

Next station is BUTON in Sumatra,

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Arrived at the stop-over so the first ferry trip was 7 hours give or take ....

One more hour about 20:00 we depart for our second RoRo / ferry trip
 

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It is 21:00 and we made it on the Ferry, a lot of phone calls to allow the 6 bikes on board .... Not as easy as you think ... But push comes to shove and a bit of money gets you on board ....

REST TIME ..

Later when I'm not so sticky HOT I'll clime down and take a picture of the bikes ....


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Yeah love the Pics
Sounds like a good time.
How do you figure out how much money to make the bikes make the ferry?
That's something we don't deal with here. What is the secret?
 

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Hey guys, we offloaded the bikes at 10:00 in the morning 17-march .... Finally arrived in Sumatra BUTON ... ( GOOGLE IT GUYS )

about the ferry last night there was such a long line when we arrived that maybe we couldn't go ON ... Soooo a high officer calls another high officer and they call the low ranking officers .... Then give the guy 50 U$D for thanking him .. letting us on the ferry, you must understand there is only 1 ferry a week to Sumatra, so if we would have missed it ... Only one option, go home, and that ferry is 2 days later .... Not many options to choose from ....

After a coffee break we all changed into our riding gear and start the RIDING trip from BUTON to Pekanbaru ... Only a 150 Km road but the quality is not so nice .... We just arrived and having lunch 14:00 hour's

We stay in Swiss Bell Hotel Pekanbaru ....

Picture will follow

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Riding a cool Vic in Sumatra....now that is kick-ass :devil
 
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All 6 in front of Swiss-Belinn Pekanbaru , tonight city ride ... That should be fun ...

And a picture of today, some shade time under a three ....

tomorrow we start riding into the hills / mountains hope we get some nice shots for you guys ...

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Night riding cancelled coz one Vision had a flat stock battery, changed for a new one ...

Had a few beers with dinner...



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At 5 in the morning it was drizzling, at 6 it was dry, start riding at 06:30 now heavy rain so time for a coffee ....



Mentioned before the mountain roads are amazing ... Just need to dry-up a bit

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One more picture, in the rain



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