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5 years 4 months ago #3065

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  • Kind of knew it was a long shot.

    Do you mean " evening" rides, as in with the opposite sex or another form of mtb activities....if its the latter I could be persuaded ;)

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    5 years 4 months ago #3066

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  • What I mean is that my friend has mentioned to me that riding in a country park in the evening can be interesting. Of course, one cannot condone doing so "after dark" since Condition 5 of the AFCD's "Code of Mountain Biking" states "Mountain bike trail/site is only suitable for use in day time, please “DO NOT” ride on mountain bike trail/site after dark".

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  • YW-Slayer wrote: What I mean is that my friend has mentioned to me that riding in a country park in the evening can be interesting. Of course, one cannot condone doing so "after dark" since Condition 5 of the AFCD's "Code of Mountain Biking" states "Mountain bike trail/site is only suitable for use in day time, please “DO NOT” ride on mountain bike trail/site after dark".


    I would never do it alone, probably never :unsure: although I would add that the AFCD code does say "please" and thats says to me it leave's it up to the individual to be responsible and make the right decision.

    Big THANK YOU to StanlyJ, had a great day yesterday in Tai Lam. What was it 40 km on trails.

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  • Pk101 wrote: I would never do it alone, probably never :unsure: although I would add that the AFCD code does say "please" and thats says to me it leave's it up to the individual to be responsible and make the right decision.

    Big THANK YOU to StanlyJ, had a great day yesterday in Tai Lam. What was it 40 km on trails.


    Bit like night-hiking... I'm of the view it's okay with adequate lights. If the AFCD are worried people having an accident at night and not being "found", that can just as well happen during broad daylight. I see at least a group of bikers every night coming out of Ho Pui... sometimes roadies, sometimes MTBers.

    As for the ride yesterday, no worries PK. I'm pretty whacked from it still... according to the GPS it was 43km in total... and a guestimate of about 30km of pure trail. Ouch!

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  • Anyone up for a ride on Sunday the 4th? Tai Mo Sham? I aminMid Levels. We could hire a van to take us over and wait. Let's hear it.

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  • Footer wrote: Anyone up for a ride on Sunday the 4th? Tai Mo Sham? I aminMid Levels. We could hire a van to take us over and wait. Let's hear it.


    Hey Footer,
    I dont normally ride on sundays but been busy this week, what time you thinking of starting?

    I will be coming from Tai Po, so cannot share a van.

    Cheers
    PK

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  • I can ride at anytime. Don't want to go too early but can also go anywhere as long as I can figure out the transportation part.

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  • Footer wrote: I can ride at anytime. Don't want to go too early but can also go anywhere as long as I can figure out the transportation part.


    If you're at the Mid-Levels, then the nearest decent trails will be Project X at Lamma Island ... just get yourself (ride) to the Central Ferry pier and hop on the Lamma Island ferry.

    Otherwise, it'll be the massive Tai Lam network, and there are a few entrance points, depending what skill level you're at... and changes which would be the best way to get on to the trails. However in general, you can take the Tung Chung line MTR from Hong Kong Station and change for the West Rail line at Nam Cheong.

    If you want to ride the easiest Tai Lam Reservoir loop, get off at Tsuen Wan West and ride (or take taxi) to Sui Lam open prison (past Tai Lam Cheung Tsuen): goo.gl/maps/7bjVY ... do the trail in a clock-wise direction. It's a bit hike-a-bike at first, however once on to the flat stuff, the trail flows nicely. You can ride it in reverse to go back out... or head on the (boring) concrete road on the other wise of the reservoir back to Sui Lam.

    From Tsuen Wan West, you can also get up to the top of Route Twisk (Tsuen-Kam Gung Lo) for the Ho Pui DH trail... that's a "bit" rough and extreme though, with some nasty stream crossings: goo.gl/maps/PGBsq

    One stop further to Kam Sheung Road station, you can ride into Ho Pui village (this bit is flat road!): goo.gl/maps/u2nT6

    And one in the village go up to Ho Pui Reservoir where you can do the reservoir loop clockwise or ride along Ho Pui Pass that takes you into the far side of Tai Lam Reservoir: hkmba.org/index.php/trail/tai-mo-shan/ho-pui-reservoir

    I will be out riding Sunday, however have a female friend in tow... so would be rather ploddy and slow. Any others in for the ride might get a bit bored. ;) Will start around 1~2pm from Ho Pui village, up to the reservoir, along Ho Pui pass then an out-and-back run of Tai Lam Reservoir trail: www.mapmyfitness.com/workout/218293762 :evil:

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  • I'm only free on Saturdays now (and even then, that's rare) due to someone taking up all of Sunday!

    If it'll be a pain making it to Tai Lam, then I would suggest Lamma or Lantau (along the coast then Chi Ma Wan), both of which are reachable via ferry from Central. After all, it takes about the same amount of time (40 minutes) to get to Tai Lam Chung/Twisk anyway by car!

    If I do ever get another chance to ride I'll mention it, though, live in the mid-levels too and can take another bike along by car.

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  • If you cant share a van and can make it to Tsuen Wan MTR I can pick you up on the way.

    Let me know if cant get any transport sorted.

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