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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Bigtymer » December 23rd, 2010, 12:53 pm

Yes, I would agree that the riding this past week has been amazing.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby yamaha13 » December 23rd, 2010, 2:10 pm

Rode Luton Park on Tuesday all the trails are great except the yellow which is still good and very rideable. 10 miles from parking lot back to parking lot.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » December 24th, 2010, 3:18 pm

I rode Luton Park today without studded tires and I didn't care for the rutted and icy tire tracks on the Orange, Black and Green Loops. The Red Loop is in great shape, no ice or ruts. My theory is that many people tried to ride the Orange and Black Loops when it was soft or slushy and it refroze. Since they had a hard time riding those two loops they bailed on trying the Red Loop and hence it is in great shape now that the ground and snow are cold enough. Could be wrong, just my theory. I will go back and ride several laps of Blue and Red over and over to get my bike fix. Of course that will all change when it gets above freezing next week. :x
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby G.Cook » December 24th, 2010, 4:49 pm

Personally Rick , I'm ride'n the back dirt roads in anticipation of having my butt kicked by the Barry-Roubauix Race course . :lol:
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby trout_smith » December 26th, 2010, 2:20 pm

Rode Luton today. All trails are rideable, but I agree with Rick. For whatever reason, Red is primo right now.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby 2WheeledWarrior » December 26th, 2010, 11:08 pm

I agree with Rick, those idiots who rode in the Fall when they shouldn't have caused those ruts. It makes the trail slow and sketchy at times, dicey in a few spots. Someone could get hurt out there because of them.
Thanks, morons. Other than that, the trail is very good. I ripped through the red loop, lots of fun.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby mtbyker » December 27th, 2010, 7:50 am

2WheeledWarrior wrote:I agree with Rick, those idiots who rode in the Fall when they shouldn't have caused those ruts. It makes the trail slow and sketchy at times, dicey in a few spots. Someone could get hurt out there because of them.
Thanks, morons. Other than that, the trail is very good. I ripped through the red loop, lots of fun.


Actually the ruts are in the snow/ice, not in the dirt. Before the snow storm the trail was perfect.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » December 27th, 2010, 1:08 pm

mtbyker wrote:
2WheeledWarrior wrote:I agree with Rick, those idiots who rode in the Fall when they shouldn't have caused those ruts. It makes the trail slow and sketchy at times, dicey in a few spots. Someone could get hurt out there because of them.
Thanks, morons. Other than that, the trail is very good. I ripped through the red loop, lots of fun.


Actually the ruts are in the snow/ice, not in the dirt. Before the snow storm the trail was perfect.


I agree with you Niel.

Rode the entire trail again today and it is riding much better than Friday. The increased traffic out there has packed down the snow enough that now you can see the ruts and ice in advance and maneuver around them if possible. It only took me about 15 minutes longer than normal. Get out there tomorrow or Wednesday if you have the chance. It looks like it will be to warm or raining after that.

Someone owns a Fat Tire(Snow) bike. Saw the tire prints. How does it ride?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby yamaha13 » December 28th, 2010, 2:34 am

Riding Luton Park tomorrow at 3:00 if anyone wants to ride.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » December 28th, 2010, 4:34 pm

What a difference a day makes. Trails are quite icy compared to yesterday. Studded tires would help.

Looks like Kent Co Parks hope to save the barn, new shingles were applied.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby yamaha13 » December 28th, 2010, 8:06 pm

Rode 10 miles at Luton Park today, Orange loop a little icy but overall all the loops are in great shape.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » December 31st, 2010, 5:33 pm

trail conditions are poor. the warm weather and rain have softened the trail above the frost line since it can't drain well.
I rode my bike past there today and saw 4 cars in the parking lot and tire ruts in the muddy trails, great, now those ruts will freeze tomorrow night and make riding out there a real pleasure until the next thaw. :x
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » January 2nd, 2011, 4:33 pm

2 laps at Luton today. The trail is frozen with a 1" dusting of snow. Lap two was slipperier. Beware of the ice on the downhill corner on the Yellow Loop.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby yamaha13 » January 3rd, 2011, 6:22 pm

Rode Luton Park today, all the trails are hard packed and fast, there is a little ice on back of the yellow loop.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby yamaha13 » January 4th, 2011, 5:15 pm

Nate from Freewheeler and I rode Luton today, a little slick from the fresh snow but still fun. Rode 12 miles
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