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8 years 9 months ago #2358 by pajaslav
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Maybe next time. I was staying here just this week. :(
So I was just running on hills, it is also great. :) But you can do 15km a day tops. :)

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8 years 9 months ago #2357 by ang
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pajaslav wrote: And what about that permit?
Do I need it for everywhere or just to countyside?
How long it takes to get it? How much it cost?

It's free of charge. Just fill out the form and fax to the gov't dept. It takes about 5 business day.
http://www.hkmba.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=56

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8 years 9 months ago #2354 by tantrum
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tom wrote: One famous section is known as Rocky Horror that has claimed victory almost every experienced that I know at some point including your truly. I think the Chinese boys have nicknamed iit Helicopter Alley for the sheer number of airlifts in the past.


Sounds scary. What kind of bike do you guys ride in this general area?

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8 years 9 months ago #2350 by tom
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... Oh and the summers are stinking hot with temps in the low 30s and humidity around 80-90 % And this heat and humidity stays for months and months...

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8 years 9 months ago #2349 by tom
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We do have names for features along the trails that seem memorable for one thing or another. One famous section is known as Rocky Horror that has claimed victory almost every experienced that I know at some point including your truly. I think the Chinese boys have nicknamed iit Helicopter Alley for the sheer number of airlifts in the past. Even walking it is treacherous as times... You'll most certainly make its acquaintance as there are basically no ways around it on the Ho Pui trail in Tai Lam CP. Pay good attention to the kind of rubber and tires that the experienced riders use here, especially on the front!

Then there is the The Fridge, Gaping Gash, and so on...

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8 years 9 months ago #2348 by tantrum
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tom wrote: Be prepared for a few bumps as you adjust to the trails and the semi tropical conditions (hot humid summers) and experienced riders who have moved to HK go through a bit of a painful learning curve in HK..


Tom, do you just mean the weather in this regard, or something else as well? I'm interested!

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8 years 9 months ago #2347 by mtcaver
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:) :) :)

Where their is a will...there is a way. Found out my brother in law's bike is a rickshaw....never rocked a rickshaw on singletrak before...so my guess is that will not work. Looks like I am bringing my bike after all. Can't wait....to ride some singletrak in HK. Remember....Steel is REAL!!!
:P ;) :P

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8 years 9 months ago #2341 by pajaslav
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And what about that permit?
Do I need it for everywhere or just to countyside?
How long it takes to get it? How much it cost?

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8 years 9 months ago #2338 by pajaslav
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Hi,
I will visit Hong Kong next week.
I would like to rent a bike and do some trips around.

Do you have any address where I can rent a good bike? And not too expensive?

I will be working after 4pm. Until that I have time to discover. :)
I am working on Hong Kong island, so could be great to find rental there.

Thanks for help.

Btw. does anyone time to go with me?

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8 years 9 months ago #2337 by tom
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The trails might be a big of a let down compared to where you are from you will love how close they are to the urban areas and the fact that you can be on them in minutes from almost anywhere here. Be prepared for a few bumps as you adjust to the trails and the semi tropical conditions (hot humid summers) and experienced riders who have moved to HK go through a bit of a painful learning curve in HK..

Night riding is officially banned in the country parks but on trails outside these areas there are no such restrictions. There are many packs of riders out there and event one member, ratcat, has described some of his exploits here including videos.. search for his posts and you will learn more.

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