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TAI MO SHAN TRAILS PROPOSAL

6 years 6 months ago #3258 by Pk101
Replied by Pk101 on topic TAI MO SHAN TRAILS PROPOSAL
Agree with #2 and 3 as a priority. #1 would be nice but not essential at this point.

The pagoda and shuttle/ride up is not nice on that road. Bike/Boy racer traffic will result in an accident at some point. If we can get mtbr into country park, lets try and keep them there.

A blue loop starting from forest track and going back to helipad or ho pui trail head with option of joining ho pui contour/DH would be great. Think there are some underused stairs in that area that could be included, just needs a touchup.

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6 years 6 months ago - 6 years 6 months ago #3257 by YW-Slayer
Replied by YW-Slayer on topic TAI MO SHAN TRAILS PROPOSAL
All no-brainers, particularly (for me and my style of biking) #s 3 and 4 and the awesome curry/South Asian restaurant (Shahjahan) in Kam Tin.

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6 years 6 months ago #3256 by brandon
TAI MO SHAN TRAILS PROPOSAL was created by brandon
Hi guys, want to get some input on the proposal we're going to pitch to AFCD. Here's what I'm thinking is most feasible so far, based on what I know about their preferences and priorities:

Phase 1 - extend the 'new entrance' to follow the northeast-bound contour trail further down the mountain, for one complete "blue run" that can be shuttled. Vans can pick up riders at the pagoda where the motorbikes usually hang out, or you can ride back up the road. This meets demand for the large, rapidly-expanding segment of intermediate 'gravity' riders, and hopefully will keep them out of a wheelchair.

Phase 2 - A dedicated all-downhill run linking up to Ho Pui, bypassing the new entrance, starting further up the hill / along the paved park road, joining further than Rocky Horror and avoiding the ascending section of the contour. That way all your uphill is before your run, and vans can apply to shuttle to the start for races and avoid a 30-min slog before a single 3-min run.

Phase 3 - A NEW all-mountain contour trail linking the Helipad area [the highest point of the new entrance] to the Tin Fu Tsai section, which in turn will link to the new [planned] Tin Man AM/DH trail, which in turn connects to ...

Phase 4 - A NEW all-mountain contour trail on the SOUTH side of Tai Lam Reservoir, allowing riders to ride one continous, flowing and sustainable trail from Twisk to the Dam, and back around to the original reservoir trail [the more enjoyable direction - clockwise] and back to Kam Tin area.

Yes, we're thinking big-picture here ... and as in the case with the new entrance, you get better value-for-effort/money when doing it the right way from scratch than trying to fix a poorly-aligned track that wasn't designed for bikes in the first place.

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