race day – National MTB Championship 2006

Finally the race is on. The work of the past 3 months, climaxing at the top of Car park A of Kent Ridge Park in the morning, with the first race flagging off at 8am sharp. A secluded park it used to be, a roudy place it became. never before we seen such a crowd ...

the trail get a quick fix

Is race day tomorrow. With work still yet to be done on the ‘mud slope’ just before the 3rd bridge, the focus turn to getting it ready first thing in the morning. With a workforce of 4 labourer, I get to have a good load of granite chips transported to the site, together with cement ...

touching up

We are finally back with more workforce for the trail. We have a big turn up of 8 labourer from Nparks, together with Alvin and Liyana. Mas gave his bit in helping out with the trail, fixing the trail as he explore it first time. We added 2 drains along the route, 1 of them ...

snake bend is offlimit till Thurs

We are doing some more permanent anti-erosion measures at the Snake slopes. To make sure nobody is caught off guard, ride with care/push down this section till we are done with it this Thursday. Today works include adding more sandbag to the temporary stair ride section. the stair should be smoother now. Initial work on ...

trail repairs

The Saturday is spent more on repair, riding the trail ourselves to make sure it works, mark out danger points, determine evacuation points, brief the medical, marshal team and photographers on the trail. Nik and PLing do their rounds on the safety, while Max guide the medics, the photographer and the marshal through the whole ...

post rain evaluation

With my walking buddy, we took a stroll along the trail to check for water catchment, flows and for any items to be fix. The first part of the trail is now lined up with concrete lining. These will be painted brown later on. Most of the rhythm section is pretty dry and the upslopes ...

A ladder day

It’s been a while since we have 3 consecutive day of rain. The trail is wet, and we are hopeful that the water drainage is withstanding the test of the tropical rainfall neatly. We hit the trail at around 9.30am. With Alvin, Liyana and around 3-4 labour force joining me in the trail. The labour ...

Trail Ride Jamboree

As part of the trail building effort, some 60 riders were gathered in a mini-jamboree. Quote by Nik (extracted) : ” To all participants of the KR Jamboree today: Thanks! Really great to see such a large turnout! As a result of today’s ride, we were able to achieve a few objectives: 1. Got great ...

Pre-jamboree Preparation

It’s 24hrs before the Kent Ridge trail 1st jamboree ride. the available work force for the morning session is enough to get some of the cengai/bakau ladder build up and transported to problem area. While the rest do some shopping to get some new material in so to make the ride safer. With a road ...

Trail Construction Photo

new photos on trail construction uploaded