Video: An Urban MTB Adventure with Hans Rey & Martin Maes in 'TransHongKong'

Mar 25, 2020
by Hans Rey  


Mountain bike champions Hans Rey and Martin Maes explore Hong Kong in a 5-day urban adventure during turbulent times. Not only to showcase this amazing city with its 7000' high rise buildings, but also its beautiful nature and purpose-built bike trails surrounding the city and islands. It’s a wonderful journey of contrasts; nature and harmony versus urban jungle and chaos, culture and history.


Riders: Hans Rey, Martin Maes
Director/Cameraman: Cedric Tassan
Photos: Bill Freeman and Carmen Rey
Producer: Hans Rey
Writer/Co-Producer: Carmen Rey
Local Riders: Tiger So, Nick Dover, HM Lim, Andy


High above the HK skyline near Victoria Peak
High above the HK skyline near Victoria Peak
Descent from Victoria Peak
Descent from Victoria Peak

Market
Market




51 Comments

  • 56 15
 Trans Wuhan would be too soon
  • 6 1
 You're winning today
  • 26 0
 I would have expected Trans Thailand.
  • 38 0
 Those searching for 'Trans Hong Kong' on Google may be disappointed
  • 4 0
 Aren't "Trans" races one way anyway?
  • 10 11
 MUST WATCH: Dick Pound destroys central Wuhan on an E-bike!
  • 7 3
 @WAKIdesigns: I feel dirty just reading that tittle.
  • 4 2
 @WAKIdesigns: Sir, why must you infer such hate speach? I am going to have to report you to the protectors of Rachel McKinnon and all of his minions.


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  • 6 4
 @RoadStain: One of perks of not having a Ministry of Social Justice and Agents spread all over country is that currently nobody is going around hospitals counting whether respirators are evenly distributed with regard to gender, race and God only knows what else.
  • 2 0
 @nyhc00: haaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 @YetiStew: agree with you man . Movie is very misleading. You need to hike up with bike on the back up to 4-6 hundred meters to ride a 200 m long trail with 63 hikers on the same trail and the AFCD will e waiting for you at the end of the trail and fine you ( need to show up in court as well) ...
  • 13 1
 Martin Maes in flat pedals, I can now pass away in peace
  • 1 0
 you realize that is because he is not racing...
  • 5 0
 5 days isn't enough for all of the HK Trails. There are some gnarly trails. But gives you a nice view whats going on. If you can ride in HK you can ride everywhere!
  • 4 0
 I lived in Shenzhen for a few years when I was younger and was in HK at least once a week. I hiked the length of the MacLehose and Lantau trails and will always regret that I wasn't into mtb'ing at the time. Amazing how great their natural spaces were given the population density. We had plans to spend a month in China this summer, and I'd hoped to ditch the fam and spend a few days riding in HK, but yeah...not this year.
  • 1 0
 I agree they didn't even touch on ALOT of the trails we have here. There are a lot of of gems and something for everyone, especially now with the Lantau trails coming online. If anyone is interested on coming over for some riding, once this virus is over, hit up Nick at www.mtbhk.com plus you can have a look through this: m.pinkbike.com/news/Hong-Kong-Trails-Calm-Amidst-the-Chaos-2013.html
  • 4 0
 Waiting for a Hans Rey vs Chris Akrigg game of B.I.K.E. Make it happen GT! Once we pull this trough of course.
  • 4 0
 it's strange to see a city with business as usual plus police riots around the corner...
  • 3 0
 Oh man, I love HK, have visited several times. Really looking forward to watch tonight (thanks, office IT).
  • 6 4
 "this amazing city with its 7000' high rise buildings" seven thousand foot high rise buildings? not likely lol
  • 1 0
 yeah. tallest in the world is in dubai and "only" 2700ish feet tall
  • 4 0
 He did not say 7000 foot high buildings... He said 7000 skyscrapers, the highest amount in the world. Which is true. Btw...nice video of one of the most stunning places on earth! Thanks Hans!
  • 2 0
 @ThrillPhil46: It's typo'd in the only paragraph in the entire article.
  • 2 0
 @Karpiel073: Ah sorry. My bad Wink
  • 2 0
 @ThrillPhil46: It's all good dude.
  • 2 0
 Another cool vid. Great overview. They did skip showing the beaches up close, probably a good thing. Dirty 2x.
  • 2 0
 Thank you Hans! That built me up. Great footage from a fantastic city. When the crappy epidemic is over I have to go there.
  • 3 0
 i was expecting ebikes
  • 3 1
 Hahaha 7000' highrise buildings eh?
  • 2 2
 I didn't know that impaired hearing was a common problem in Canada.
Is it because you always wear some sort of helmet (hockey, mountainbike etc.)? Wink
  • 2 0
 Ah sorry. Thought you referred to the video...haven't read the text.
  • 2 0
 @ThrillPhil46: no worries, we all miss occassionally!

Funny story, years ago shuttlin in Roberts Creek there was another truck who had this chick that everytime we passed driving, ALWAYS had her fullface on. We laughed and joked. That evening as we're taking the ferry back to the main land, who rolls up but the same truck and of course the chick was STILL wearing her fullface hours later after a full day of riding..

And the legend of helmetor was born, never caught a glimpse of that warlock
  • 2 0
 @skogland:

Haha!

At every school, university etc. there is always that one guy who walks around all day wearing his standard cycling helmet...completing the look with a headband as soon as it gets a little cold! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Amazing!!! we have to do one in PERU! we are very very close friends of Oscar Alcazar Family! @Hansrey @twentytwo22
  • 1 0
 Anyone else wondering what was up with the lady in a nice dress way up the mountain!?
  • 1 0
 been there once for couple of days, totally agree with Martin: amazing city
  • 1 0
 Been waiting for this, missed all the cheeky stuff though
  • 1 0
 Smashing out stair runs around the mid-levels was superb riding!!
  • 1 0
 @AyJayDoubleyou must be in dad bod heaven.
  • 1 1
 Hans any idea what those scary protestors were advocating for? Maybe you could take a vote on it?
  • 1 0
 7000' tall high rise buildings? lol
  • 1 1
 hope they went there before COVID-19
  • 2 0
 most 'trip write ups' were months ago by time they're posted.
they were there during the anti commi campaign/protests.
  • 2 11
flag RoadStain (Mar 25, 2020 at 9:00) (Below Threshold)
 @jrocksdh: But, but, but, why would they be Ant-Commie? The retards in Seattle, Austin and Cali seem to be all about Commie and the glorious results it has to offer. Those fools in East Germany did not even know how good they had it until 1990....
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