Jeffrey ‘JJ’ Polnaja's Ride For Peace
Ride for Peace Field Commander
Jeffrey ‘JJ’ Polnaja is a professional road captain. For him riding is a source of adventure whose spirit, running fluently in his blood, is as natural as his own breath. Since his first long riding trip on 1978 from his hometown Bandung to Bali, the Island of Paradise (around 3500 km), he has experienced a lot of solo riding adventures all around Indonesia, as well as other parts of Asia, and the United State. To share his riding experiences, he wrote many stories and articles about his motorcycle adventures for local magazines and newspapers.
Yet now, he plans to put his own career on hold and leave his lovely family and friends for what may be years in an attempt to share his feeling of BROTHERHOOD and PEACE to the world society.
His nickname ‘JJ’ is local slang for ‘Phantom of The Road’. Because of riding a motorcycle, it often occurs that all the barriers between people and cultures come down. Instantly he has many friends since the brotherhood of the bikers is universal. In this Ride For Peace, he wants to touch the hearts and minds of the societies of the world without the barriers of Race, Religion, Politic and any other discriminating factors. This Peace Ride dedicated to worldwide peace ……
Organizational Affiliations and Positions held:
Advisory Board Member with Bikers Brotherhood Bandung
Honorary member of Harley Owner Grup Jakarta Chapter Indonesia.
Advisory Board Member with BMW Motorcyclle Indonesia.
International Affairs Coordinator Volkswagen Club of Indonesia.
Advisory Board Member with Indonesian Vintage Car Enthusiasts.
Advisory Board Member with Volkswagen Club Bandung.
General Coordinator of Aerobik & Fitness Instructurs Association of Indonesia.
First Glider Pilot Wing 1978
1st Prizewinner - Santi Sutan Memorial Cup PORDASI - Dress and Jumping Horse Championship 1987
1st Prizewinner Horse Jumping HUT PORDA Pelita Jaya 1988
1st Prizewinner Obstacle Jumping Satria Kinayungan Anniversary Trophy 1989
Highest Score for Off Road Motorcycle Slalom at Manti La Sal, UTAH 1996
Highest Score for Horse Rodeo Games at Moab, UTAH 1996
Captain Marlboro Adventure Team in USA 1996
Motorcycle Adventures :
Trans Sumatera Solo Ride 1992 : Bandung - Jakarta - Lampung - Mount Kemuning - Krui - South Bukit Barisan National Park - Bengkulu - Kerinci Sibeulat National Park - Kayu Aro - Padang - Bukit Tinggi - Padang Sidempuan - Sibolga - Tarutung - Sidikalang - Tapak Tuan - Meulaboh - Calang - Banda Aceh - Sabang - Sigli - Bireuen - Lhok Seumawe - Langsa - Medan - Tebing Tinggi - Rantau Prapat - Duri - Rengat - Jambi - Palembang - Kayu Agung - Menggala - Bandar Lampung - Jakarta - Bandung. Performed alone riding a 1952 BMW R 51. Duration 1,5 months .
Trans Sulawesi Solo Tour 1992 : Ujung Pandang - Pare pare - Sidenreng - Palopo - Malili - D.Poso - Tentena - Poso - Palu - Donggala - Toli Toli - Limboto - Gorontalo - Manado - Tomohon - Tondano - Bitung. Riding alone on a 1952 BMW R51. Duration 1 month.
Tour in Indonesian Southeastern Regions 1995 : Bandung - Pangandaran - Yogyakarta - Malang - G. Bromo - Kalibaru - Glenmore and Banyuwangi in Java - Gilimanuk - Singaraja - G. Batur - Bangli - Klungkung - Padang Bai in Bali Island - Pelabuhan Lembar (Lombok Island) - Cakranegara - Mataram - Ampenan - Narmada - Selong - Labuhan Balat (Sumabawa Island) - Sumbawa Besar - Dompu - Bima - Sape - Labuan Bajo (Flores Island) - Ruteng - Maumere - returning to Bandung. The trip was made alone riding a 1952 BMW R 51 and took 3 weeks.
Trans Kalimantan (Borneo Island) Solo Tour for 2 weeks in 1997 : Pontianak - Singkawang (Indonesia) - Kuching (Malaysia) - Serian - Bandar Sri Aman - Sibu - Bintulu - Miri - Kuala Belait (Kingdom of Brunei Darussalam) - Liang River - Bandar Sri Begawan riding a BMW R-51.
Trans Sumatran Tour made in 1998 with Bikers from the Netherlands
Tour of Southeastern Provinces in 1999 with Jakarta Raya BMW Club riding a BMW R-25/2.
And a large number of other solo and group tours, far too many to mention.