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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Gooser » June 22nd, 2010, 8:02 am

I wonder how bad the downed trees on the trails are going to be...? If it is anything like my place (5mile directly west of Luton) we will need five chain saws....:)
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » June 22nd, 2010, 8:28 am

Gooser wrote:I wonder how bad the downed trees on the trails are going to be...? If it is anything like my place (5mile directly west of Luton) we will need five chain saws....:)


if anyone gets out there today, post up downed tree locations for us on this forum. thanks
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Wired29 » June 22nd, 2010, 8:42 pm

The blue,orange,red,green and yellow loops are clear to ride. :) Cleaned up 5 downed trees today ,will check the black loop Thursday if no else gets to it. Ran out of time to ride the black loop.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » June 22nd, 2010, 10:41 pm

Wired29 wrote:The blue,orange,red,green and yellow loops are clear to ride. :) Cleaned up 5 downed trees today ,will check the black loop Thursday if no else gets to it. Ran out of time to ride the black loop.


nice! thanks for your help Wired29 :D
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » June 24th, 2010, 5:06 pm

havent had time to ride for a week, how is the trail holding up to the rain and wind? Black Loop clear of trees?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mark H. » June 26th, 2010, 10:26 am

Black loop & all loops are clear of trees. The blue has some mud, but without those boardwalks it would be a mud fest.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » June 26th, 2010, 9:51 pm

thanks Mark! hope to ride it next week
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby harorider » June 30th, 2010, 7:54 am

I would like to thank the person who found my car keys at Luton on 6/29. They, along with my crackbrothers multi tool, fell out of my saddle pack that opened somewhere along the trail. I did not realize this until I got back to my car and found my keys were missing from the wide open pack. Again, THANK YOU for finding them and being so kind as to leave them for me. So AWESOME!! If anybody happens to find a crankbrothers tool - give a holler.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby spwrozek » July 5th, 2010, 2:40 pm

I got my first ride in at this trail today. Really enjoyed it. The climbing (while I hated since it was well into the ride) was really surprising and well laid out. My only dislike was that people have break bumped the *beep* out of the down hills. I may have just been to the point where every bump hurt but they were killing my speed and making taking the corners fast difficult (which in turn made climbing even harder). I really liked the trail overall though. Thanks for putting in all the hard work.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » July 6th, 2010, 10:12 am

Do you own a gas powered string trimmer? We need you! The grass is getting tall enough at Luton Park that I would like to form a trail work night or two. First one is tomorrow night, Wednesday July 7th at 6:30 p.m. Meet at the parking lot and we will divide into groups and trim as much trail as we can. The chapter only has one string trimmer so this event requires folks that own their own trimmer. Let me know if you can help out by posting here.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » July 8th, 2010, 8:37 pm

Most of the tall grass has been trimmed back. There may be a few spots on the Black and Red Loops that need work but it should be much nicer flowing right now. Thanks Dave, Dave, Scott, Tricia, Dan, Scott, Marnie, Mike and Brad

The new Boy Scout project sign posts are in the process of being installed and the arrows on trees will be removed. The County designed posts match their system in place at other Kent County Parks. I have included a photo below. The green and white arrows are directional markings only, not the loop color. Follow the painted top band for Loop choice. On this example photo, left is the Blue Trail and to the right is the Black Trail.

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby gtrowbridge » July 9th, 2010, 6:06 am

Fancy! Vandal proof?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby seether » July 9th, 2010, 4:31 pm

FINALLY made it to Luton today. Loved this trail, you can definitely tell it was designed by bikers. Good flow, good fall lines, love the board walk; especially the section that warns: NO DIVING. There were still some puddles to ride through, but nothing too complicated. Love the stunts too but will never ride them; thanks for the ride around. From now on when I have an opportunity to ride, I'll be here, instead of contributing to the Game Area beat down.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby mtb_chick » July 12th, 2010, 5:18 pm

LOVE the new boardwalks in the beginning, the new signs at the trailheads, and the freshly trimmed grass. Thanks to all of you that did the work!

Rode this morning and last night. The rain must have missed Rockford because trail conditions were just a tiny bit more wet than they were last night, but not by much. Everything was very ridable and most muddy spots were easily avoidable.
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Lost: Part of my Specialized cyclometer

Postby redderthanafeutz » July 23rd, 2010, 8:07 pm

If anyone happens to find a fork transmitter from a wireless Specialized Speedzone cyclometer please let me know. I think I lost it on the Yellow loop but I really don't know for sure. I was having so much fun on the trail I didn't notice it was gone for awhile :)
It probably has white zip ties with it. It looks like the component on the left of the picture below.

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