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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » May 27th, 2010, 8:19 am

Needless to say the trail will need a couple of days to dry out?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » May 27th, 2010, 8:32 am

mntn-biker wrote:Needless to say the trail will need a couple of days to dry out?


I would say so.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mark H. » June 4th, 2010, 12:41 pm

Tree down on the yellow loop. Going up the long hill before the new armored section. It up rooted & took out some of the trail, maybe fill in the hole & reroute the trail up a little higher. The new armored section is sweet, good job to all that worked on that, oh the first time I was going just a little to fast & went over the bars, went back up & did it again SLOWER.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » June 4th, 2010, 9:42 pm

Mark H. wrote:Tree down on the yellow loop. Going up the long hill before the new armored section....


fixed

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » June 5th, 2010, 6:25 am

Slimm wrote:
Mark H. wrote:Tree down on the yellow loop. Going up the long hill before the new armored section....


fixed

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thanks slimm!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » June 10th, 2010, 7:44 am

Watch your speed when you see these signs:

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It will give you a white knuckle experience if you take the most difficult route.....
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby gtrowbridge » June 10th, 2010, 9:14 am

mntn-biker wrote:Watch your speed when you see these signs:


It will give you a white knuckle experience if you take the most difficult route.....


2nd that. For West MI trail skill levels its a challange.
I did it when it was just created and repeated WTF over and over all the way down.

Hey Rick...does taking this route shorten up the trail? I thought it did. You miss the IMBA berms and the long high speed downhill down the two track don't you?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby cramer » June 10th, 2010, 9:16 am

gtrowbridge wrote:
mntn-biker wrote:Watch your speed when you see these signs:


It will give you a white knuckle experience if you take the most difficult route.....


2nd that. For West MI trail skill levels its a challange.
I did it when it was just created and repeated WTF over and over all the way down.

Hey Rick...does taking this route shorten up the trail? I thought it did. You miss the IMBA berms and the long high speed downhill down the two track don't you?


Are you thinking about the ski area? If so, that is the "downhill" course.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby gtrowbridge » June 10th, 2010, 9:33 am

cramer wrote:
gtrowbridge wrote:
mntn-biker wrote:Watch your speed when you see these signs:


It will give you a white knuckle experience if you take the most difficult route.....


2nd that. For West MI trail skill levels its a challange.
I did it when it was just created and repeated WTF over and over all the way down.

Hey Rick...does taking this route shorten up the trail? I thought it did. You miss the IMBA berms and the long high speed downhill down the two track don't you?


Are you thinking about the ski area? If so, that is the "downhill" course.


:roll: Yeah I am. Forgot what topic I was on. :lol:
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ReidRules18 » June 10th, 2010, 7:38 pm

I don't want to hijack the thread, but yes at the Cannonsburg Ski Area there will be a specific downhill course. The XC course will not utilize this terrain. See below and click on the "information" tab.

http://stategamesofmichigan.com/sports/mountain-biking

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » June 13th, 2010, 6:03 pm

Thanks go out to the Tencates for their donation that made another section of boardwalks possible. The mud hole prior to the first bridge is now completely navigable without making a complete mess of the trail or your bike.

The rest of the trail (except the first Yellow option) are really great right now! At least until the next heavy downpour :evil:

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mark H. » June 15th, 2010, 11:19 am

Thanks to all that work on & donated wood for the new boardwalks. I rode & didn't have to hose the mud off my legs or the bike.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » June 15th, 2010, 12:16 pm

2nd that.

we're lucky there are only a few areas like this in the entire trail system.

we're also fortunate to have a TC that has worked hard to develop a good relationship with the Parks Service. Without their support, none of this would be possible

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Dboes » June 16th, 2010, 10:13 am

This was my second time riding this trail and I did all the loops again last night, twice! I usually ride on the east side of the state and have never had more fun on a trail. This has to be one of the best marked and maintained trails in the state. Thanks to all those who work this trail, it is awesome.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » June 21st, 2010, 12:34 pm

trail was in really good shape last night, most of the tread is firming up nicely and getting fast(er)
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