Here in Indonesia, we have a gorup of bikers whom use to known as “Tong Stand” whose play a stunning bike stunt circling around in a big barrel that made from woods and painted in many colours. On a night bazaar in Diski, there was this one of many biker group whose named themselves “Tong Star”. These bikers was attracted so many visitor to watched their stunning performance. They ride the bike without holding the bike’s handlebar, stood on the bike, and sometimes they ride the bike and get to the top edge of the barrel in order to grabbed some money from the audience.
“It tooks appropriate speed setting, balance, and courage to ride the motorcycle circling aroung in the barrel”, said Bois, the leader of this bikers group. Each bikers must qualified from several test first before he could join and be one of the stunt biker in this group, because if not this attraction could brings death to the unqualified biker and other bikers at the same time. It took about 3 months of everyday practice to be one of the stunt to get on the bike to circled around in the barrel.
Bois also added that “Tong Star” which joined in YASS (Yayasan Anak Singgah Sumatra) – the entertaining foundation that held the night bazaar has been performed several times in many major cities in Sumatra. There is chances also for them planning to perform in several major cities in Java a few months ahead.
At the end of their performance, Bois always made a sign to end their performance to other bikers by fisted his hand to the air before finally gave applause to the audience. This stunning performance only performed in about 15 minutes in a session, and it has 6 to 8 session in a night. For watching this stunning performance you have to pay for IDR4000 in the entrance gate.
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