le cote de fougère – the fern hill
The fern hill is finally looped.
Alvin and Liyana together with 4 other labour force, get things going by looping the top of the hill back to the original trail.
This new stretch of single track is well cutted, containing a breath-taking downhill rocky opening, sweet single track for any newbies, with some simple dropoff to spice the trail.
RenHao and me took the chance to finish the berm needed to rail riders down the gulley after the big bridge. We are lucky to find fallen trunks that curve to the berm, making our live very much easier.
With the experience gathered over the months, among the labour force, the few trail master and trailbuilders, we are getting better in prepping the trail for test ride.
the trail is prep by 2 workers working their cangkul (hoe). Usually performed at a rate of 3mins for each trail metres.
for granite chips, we can lay up to 5metres of the trail in 5 minutes, giving the trail the first layer of armoring easily.
Max and Nik took the chance to walk the trail upon completion, both happy to see how the trail formed up.
In fact we are planning for phase 3.
Alvin, RenHao and me took a recce trip to the wilder section of the park. getting to see how the trail might end up being 5km long of sweet single track. I guess we need some GPS and some proper map to link all the recce bits together.
35 manhours – fern hill downslope trail preparation
2 manhours – berming the narrow turn
3 manhours – recce of phase 3