Archive for May, 2010

The river is a natural beauty that we enjoy every moment as our gratitude to God. HaBe Custom Retro as one of the mountain bike community in Yogyakarta has been doing exploration in the eastern region Kaliurang river with a mountain bike XC and FR type. With some types of mountain bike that is assembled to search for this stream, we too can enjoy the spectacular river has a small waterfall.

With bicycles and cycling ability of each member, we were full of spirit and prudence in along the creek.

If you’re also a fan of mountain bikes with the off-road track, it helps you with your fellow bikers to try the route of the river at the foot of Mount Merapi.

Also visit for see the other Jogja’s cycling areas.


Bike Anatomy

Posted: May 10, 2010 in All about MTB

For users of bicycles for both daily activities and to sport the end it’s good to know pecan terms of parts of the ride your bike. The following description of the anatomy of a bike in general:


Top Tube: Head Tube connecting rod with the top of Seat Tube.

Down the Tube: Head Tube connecting rod with the bottom Bracket.

Seat Tube: Seat Post a buffer rod that is attached between the Top and Bottom Bracket Tube.

Seat Stay: rod frame that supports the rear wheel and connected to the top of the seat tube.

Chainstays: rods that connect the bottom frame with a mounting bracket installed where the rear wheels (rear dropout = earring). In full-suspension bike that does not use the Seat Stay this stem also called swing-arm.


Crankset: consists of the chainring, crank arms and bottom brackets as like as the explaining below:


Cycling in addition to a healthy, can also be for a hobby in the countryside or exploring the natural beauty of the mountains, as well as playing an important role in reducing air pollution (global warming).

Mountain bike (MTB) is one type of bike that can accommodate those needs, both for sports, school and work. For that in purchasing a mountain bike, you should base their considerations on the usefulness and functionality that will be passed field. Here are tips to buy a mountain bike:

The first thing is recognize the Type of Mountain Bike. There are several types of mountain bike you need to get to know before you buy, those are (more…)

Let’s go to the rock….. Loading time

Loading for the small capacities.

Retro HaBe members were preparing to load all the bikes that will be used adventurers to the mountains outside the city.

Loading for the full  capacities up to 19 bikes.

The bikes are ready to be dropped into the place where the HaBe Retro will take an adventure place.

Trip to Seplawan Cave

Posted: May 4, 2010 in HaBe Adventure

Cave Seplawan natural tourist attraction located in the village Donorejo, District Kaligesing, Purworejo district. Purworejo downtown, a trip to this cave can be reached as far as 20 km to the east which takes about one to two hours. This cave is situated at an altitude of 700 m above sea level that ensures the existence of a very cool air condition. We mountain bike enthusiasts really like the reliefs in the vicinity of this cave, because the track path in this area is good to go through with XC-Bikes.

One other interesting thing that existed at this tourist attraction is the presence of substations with a view of Mount screen background. Through this bus shelter visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery with mountain background color. In fact, visitors can see clearly the city of Yogyakarta when the weather clears.

Rural roads are very cool to ride like the picture below makes us the spirit of biking because the supply of oxygen that enters the body is fresh.

Trip to Sermo Reservoir

Posted: May 4, 2010 in HaBe Adventure

Sermo Reservoir is the only reservoir located in the province of Yogyakarta Special Region with extensive pool of approximately 157 Ha. Sermo Reservoir Hargowilis located in village, district Kokap, approximately 5 km west of town Wates.

Tourists can enjoy a panoramic reservoir with around by a boat tour or asphalt road along the 21 km circumference. Tourists can do the activities of fishing, hiking, biking. Sermo reservoir of natural conditions are also very popular community of lovers of good off-road two-wheel or four wheel. For tourists who are interested in tasting freshwater fish dishes, can visit food stalls around the reservoir Sermo.

The situation is crystal clear blue water and shape resemble the serpentine fingers with a background of green hills notch.

If you are curious about the beauty of Sermo Reservoir, please to go to this reservoir.

Trip to Kaliadem

Posted: May 4, 2010 in HaBe Adventure

Kaliadem is an area of 25 hectares of pine forests with an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level, on the southern slope of Mount Merapi. Kaliadem village in the administrative area Kepuharjo, Cangkringan, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, ± 25-30 km north of Yogyakarta.

Besides the cool air with the wind swirling valleys, you can enjoy the unique landscape of green slopes of Merapi. Even if the air is clear and not foggy, you can enjoy the charm of the graceful peak of Merapi.

If you mountain bike enthusiasts of any community, there is a good idea to invite fellow fans to cross the bike and enjoy the fresh and beautiful tourist area of Kaliadem, Yogyakarta.