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Suggest Tai Lam Trail CP Improvements Here

5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #3187 by brandon
Replied by brandon on topic Suggest Tai Lam Trail CP Improvements Here
I agree, clockwise has a better flow, but the extension [other side of the dam] is the opposite case, as I remember. At some point we'll have to designate a direction, at least for Sundays, as word has it two bikers collided not long ago and one guy got a brake lever stuck in his thigh. Stuck, as in it wouldn't come out.

We may have to it to a vote / poll of some kind - but I think most people have traditionally done it counter-clockwise, like you say, because of the races.

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5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #3181 by StanleyJ
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econbus wrote: I was thinking of riding the Tai Lam loop at Easter - what's the best way round - clockwise or anti-clockwise?


Clockwise flows better, plus you can ride down all the steps if you're madskillz/brave/foolish, though I've lately have been riding the trail out-then-back, so as to ride it in both directions... plus the fact the concrete road on the other side of the reservoir is dull as a sack of potatoes. I shall not mention cheeky trails. :whistle:

Edit: I realise all the races run in the anti-clockwise direction... think they do this just to slow people down. Though with the fastest race guys doing a full loop in sub-40 minutes... I get a heart attack just thinking about it. :silly:

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5 years 10 months ago #3179 by YW-Slayer
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If you have to do the whole loop, then yes, counter-clockwise. But personally, I wouldn't waste time doing the road bit. It's OK, but obviously nowhere near as good as the off-road bit. ;)

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5 years 10 months ago #3178 by Pk101
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Counter-clockwise would be my preference.

If you dont want to complete the loop on the road just turn around and go back along the trail :)

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5 years 10 months ago #3177 by econbus
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I was thinking of riding the Tai Lam loop at Easter - what's the best way round - clockwise or anti-clockwise?

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5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #3176 by JaspHK
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Totally agree with the point in the second paragraph (of Brandon's post)

One or two of the sections mentioned in this thread are indeed a challenge and for those that have evetnually mastered them, to then see them dumbed down, then what's the point... we may as well ask AFCD to make the whole trail flat and straight with no obstacles/challenge whatsoever... controversial?

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5 years 10 months ago #3175 by Pk101
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Cant wait, thats great news !!

Looking forward to meeting everyone again, especially the new faces (me included) :blush:

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5 years 10 months ago #3174 by tom
Should be over 20 joining from the most recent HKMBA registration drive...

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5 years 10 months ago #3173 by Pk101
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I will be there this weekend for the whole day...should be a good laugh.

Brandon/Tom - How many confirmed volunteers do we have from this site? I got an email from Eric at AFCD inviting participants from the December event, seen a handful of replies to that.

Cheers

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5 years 10 months ago #3172 by brandon
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Oh I missed that one - I guess you just posted as I was typing mine. Yeah, that bit is ugly - flagstone would be preferable to those damn vertical slabs we see everywhere.

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