A week ago, Shiera wrote to me about Paths of Pain to Jewels of Glory Event that she recently attended in Bali. I first met her at Tour Of Singapore 2010 and its great to know that she is still riding hard and tricking in that magical island.
She send me a couple of pictures of that event and i believe that it would be good to feature them here. Here’s a brief summary of what took place:
The night kicked off with the participants trickling in from their various modes of transport, each heading to the Bengkel to put their rides back together in preparation for a little night time cruise. From the Deus Temple to Potato Head was the plan, with a little stop off in Oberoi for an impromptu street closure and trick exhibition. Everyone made it to Potato Head, socializing and drinking the night away, resting their weary legs and knocking back a few.
As the morning rolled round, those who stayed up and partied slowly arrived at the Temple, along with those who hadn’t yet gone to bed. A 35km ride through paddy fields to the ocean and back was the first order of the day, testing peoples metal and showing them some beautiful vistas along the way.
The rest of the day saw a Lap Race, Wheelie contests, Trick Showdowns, the Courier Race and games of Sumo and Skid Target. We managed to pack everybody into the emptied showroom floor, putting its polished floors to good use. As the day turned to night, The Hydrant put on a show which had everyone on their feet as well as on their peddles.
The event drew to a close with an award ceremony sporting some sweet prizes.
Thanks, Shiera for the pictures and an update on the event. I hope to see you in Bali, soon.