After quite a long time of not riding in Malipay (quite, as I usually ride there at least 3 times a week), I rode there again last Tuesday. It was partly work, but I’m not complaining.
The ride required us to do the whole Malipay loop. This excited me as this will be my first time to go back to the violated Hagdan (Stairs) of Malipay where the descending section was dug out by freeriders to make the steps more difficult to go through by us lowly XC riders.
I wrote about it as soon as I experienced this, which I called the trail traps.
Continuing with the ride the 2 other friends I’m with were quite happy with the sections I brought them to as some sections were new to them.
Approaching the first Hagdan, where the trail violation took place, I told them I’d need to check it out first. I had to make sure the information passed on to me about the trail trap having been fixed is accurate.
I dismounted near the downhill section. I put my bike down. Then I started walking towards the first descending step. As the view of the downhill section becomes clearer I was quite surprised to see what I was starting to see. It was both good news and bad news.
The good news is the trail traps were fixed.
The bad news? The stair-like indentation on the downhill slope is gone. It has been flattened. Now it looks more like a slide than a set of stairs. Too much fixing? Maybe they felt the heat about the traps they created. Oh well. Time to get the fcuk out and ride.Did you like this story? Buy me a coffee!
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