Many terms are used by ngabers in communicating. True Ngabers should know the various terms used to show that they are true motorcycle lovers.
For newbie ngabers, at least you have to know some of the most frequently mentioned terms so you can have fun chatting with other ngabers. Here are some terms among ngabers that must be known:
Sunmori is very hype at the moment. Sunmori is short for Sunday morning ride. As the name implies, Sunmori is a motorbike riding activity that is carried out on Sunday mornings.
Sunmori has an unlimited number of participants, ranging from small to large. Usually held as a routine agenda every week for the Ngabers to gather together.
Kopdar or ground coffee is one of the routine agendas of a motorcycle community. Kopdar is usually held once a week on weekends as a means of gathering members.
Activities during kopdar vary. It could be to discuss future agenda plans and discussions among members or it could be a means to introduce new members.
Kopgab stands for combined coffee. The kopgab scale is larger than the kopdar. Kopgab combines one motorcycle community with other motorcycle communities.
The implementation of this kopgab is to strengthen the relationship between the motorcycle community who already know each other and have established good relationships before.
- National Jama’at
The National Jamboree or Jamnas is an activity that is participated in by the motorcycle community which is larger in scale than Kopgab. Jamnas was attended by communities from various regions in Indonesia.
At this event, each community will send their representatives to participate in the Jamnas agenda. Then, each participant will establish a relationship with each other.
Tourjib itself is an abbreviation of mandatory touring. Tourjib is usually scheduled regularly by a motorcycle community. As the name implies, tourjib requires every member of the community to participate.
To tourgab is an abbreviation for combined touring. Tourgab activities are followed by larger participants. Tourgab accommodates several communities in one touring event. Tourgab mileage is usually quite far.
Rolling is actually almost the same as sunmori, which is a riding activity with members of a motorcycle community. For the same activities, gather together. It’s just that the rolling distance is closer than Sunmori.
Anniversary is an annual event held to commemorate the anniversary of a motorcycle community. Activities during this anniversary are varied, of course gathering together by inviting other community representatives.
Sowan is also a term that is often spoken by the motorcycle community. Sowan is an activity to visit other communities. This sowan activity was held to build a good relationship between communities.
- Road Captain
Road captain or also known as RC is a position held by someone in touring activities. The task of the road captain is to ensure the safety of participants and the smooth running of the touring activities.
Not only that, the road captain is also assigned to take care of administrative matters when preparing for the tour. Not to forget also taking care of a permit from the police to organize a tour.
- Safety officer
Safety officer or SO is also an important part when there is a sunmori or touring agenda. The duty of a safety officer is to ensure that the touring route that will be passed by all participants is safe.
The position of the safety officer is generally in the front row after the RC and communicates with the voorijder. Therefore, a safety officer must understand how the road situation will be passed.
Sweeper in sunmori means the person who is in charge of managing the line of touring participants and making sure it stays straight. A touring team consists of two sweepers, namely those who serve in the middle and behind.
The sweeper position is usually placed on the right side to make it easier to arrange the rows of participants. In addition, the sweeper must also be able to coordinate with the VO to clarify orders and remind participants.
The next part of a touring motorcycle is the voorijder. Voorijder’s role is to regulate the participants’ driving speed. Voorijder carries out his duties by taking into account the considerations of the RC, sweeper, and SO.
Usually the voorijder will give orders to the touring participants to adjust their speed by using foot signals. Then, the order will be delivered sequentially starting from the participants in the front row to the last.