It was just like any usual Monday until Ochie posted something on Instagram. The view was amazing, a patch of empty grass field with tracks marked with yellow ribbons. A quick search through the Google Maps and we find out that it was located here. Always eager to try something new, we managed to made an appointment with a few friends to give it a little taste.
The next Sunday, only three of us showed up: yours truly, Andira of Sumvelo and the winner from last June's exhibition race, Nala Satmowi. Nala brought his race-winning Masi CX, I brought my Suntour that was recently built as singlespeed cyclocross rig, while other than his Masi CX Uno Andira also brought his Origin-8 Scout29 rigid singlespeed.
Soon we're getting inside the lot. Apparently the yellow markers are leftovers from previous MTB cross-country race. The track was short, with few technical sections that's still manageable on cyclocross bikes. Doesn't take long before everyone's having a blast.
Unfortunately for me, the 50/19T gearing I was using on my Suntour was too tall for the course so I borrow Andira's Scout29. After a couple of laps, I get my camera ready and go for a couple shots.
Everyone's having fun, including Andira that later admits this is his first experience of riding cyclocross bike off the road.