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Suggest Tai Lam Trail CP Improvements Here

6 years 8 months ago - 6 years 8 months ago #3155 by Pk101
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This corner is one of my favourites...Ive never managed it all in one go in anti-clockwise direction. The more I ride it the closer I get to mastering it.

However, its almost black trail level - narrow, lots of roots, jagged rock and a nasty stream crossing just to make it fun.

Something needs to be done about the drop off at the beggining that is held up by a large root and creating an easy line around the rocks...approximately where the bike is parked.

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6 years 8 months ago #3154 by Pk101
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This set of steps is always a walk up...I doubt many people could get up them. Very steep and dangerous coming down.

Re-route it or make it smoother / longer incline.

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6 years 8 months ago - 6 years 8 months ago #3153 by Pk101
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The first suggestion is mainly to help begginers, I see many bikers hiking over that slab.

I personally enjoy it !!

Here goes the next batch....pics inserted this time :sick: map location for reference...

This is a blind corner at either end of the steps with a huge tricky rooted gulley. Hard getting up quite easy coming down. I would say this could be filled to avoid further errosion.

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6 years 8 months ago #3152 by YW-Slayer
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I actually quite like the first bit, but I know what you mean! ;)

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6 years 8 months ago - 6 years 8 months ago #3149 by Pk101
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Stairs, deep gulley with exposed roots leading to stair bridge.

Its quite a hazardous area, even the stairs leading to the bridge the other side arent great.

Crosses a stream so it would be difficult to do much except maybe make it safer for hikers/bikers.

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6 years 8 months ago #3148 by Pk101
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Rapidly decaying wooden bridge and stairs showing heavy erosion on either side. Needs re-route or smoothing over.

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6 years 8 months ago #3147 by Pk101
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This will be the first batch of suggestions from me and the most obvious when riding on the Tai Lam trail.

This shows a large rock slab that has a step on both ends. Narrow trail, steep drop off to the side and a small landslide at one end.

I dont have GPS location but the co-ordinates from Countryside Series NorthWest NT map is
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6 years 8 months ago #3143 by brandon
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RE: PK101,

Yes, this was specifically discussed, and yes, they have specifically asked us to help identify sections that could be improved, so yes, I believe they would be receptive. We are most certainly entering a new chapter with AFCD, so any work you guys do on this will go a long way.

That said, we do need coordinates - as a rider, I know what you mean by 'the uppy-downy bit by the waterfall' but these guys are civil servants. They require details and procedure.

For any immediate trail dangers, please do go ahead and ring them via the gov't hotline - just dial '1823', ask for AFCD, and explain the problem. It will get fixed, especially if you begin your complaint with 'I was out hiking with my family yesterday, and ..."

www.1823.gov.hk/eng/

I used the above service when a large log was strewn across the Ho Pui extension - not even the legal trail. Called in the afternoon, described the location, and it was gone the next morning.

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6 years 8 months ago #3142 by StanleyJ
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Was in a rush to get home so didn't take photos of the really half hearted attempt at covering the roots. Whomever was tasked with doing it put down stones barely fistsized, instead of just covering it with dirt. They'll just get eroded around after the lightest of rains and/or half a dozen MTBs roll over them. :(

Other good news is that the AFCD are doing full-on reroutes... the following bit is the downy-uppy bit (riding either direction) near the plung-pool:

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6 years 8 months ago #3141 by tom
Okay, broken this off for folks to suggest and discuss trail locations that they would like improved...
Obviously AFCD can view this if they want (and probably do from time to time) but we can present the list in a prioritized fashion when we meet them.

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