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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » September 17th, 2010, 9:12 pm

trail was prime tonight. the blue loop looks like it should remain dry now, for good. i just wish it wasn't quite so wide between orange and black.

only bad mud hole left is on the black dessert loop. maybe i'll hike in and fix it up this weekend if i get tired of riding.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ReidRules18 » September 23rd, 2010, 5:20 am

It's been quite awhile since I rode Luton this year, and the trail as of 9/22 was in great shape. The added gravel was a huge benefit over the blue section of the trail!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » September 27th, 2010, 12:40 pm

any trees down from the storm last Friday?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby gtrowbridge » September 27th, 2010, 1:33 pm

RickPlite wrote:any trees down from the storm last Friday?


We rode friday evening and there weren't any down.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby gtrowbridge » October 6th, 2010, 7:51 pm

For those that made some of the boardwalks at Luton...make sure you get out to Ionia to experience how they are being used there. Instead of bridging muck, they bridge sand pits.

They really really worked well.

Thanks to Rick for donating them!

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby redrabbit » October 13th, 2010, 11:00 am

Parking lot was packed last night with cars parking along side the road. More and more people are coming to this trail. If you don't mind the short ride, it might still be worth it to park and ride there.

Trail was dry and hard with a layer of dust on everything to make it slippery. Today's rain might actualy help a little. There's a lot of wash out on the black loop around the corners and off camber which you need to be mindful off.

The gravel / millings on the blue loop in the wetter areas are a vast improvement. Thanks for all the hard work out there.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » October 13th, 2010, 11:25 am

redrabbit wrote:Parking lot was packed last night with cars parking along side the road. More and more people are coming to this trail.


Makes me want to ride the ski area instead to avoid the crowd.....
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Bigtymer » October 13th, 2010, 6:49 pm

It's super annoying! Ride the trail during the day if you can.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ReidRules18 » October 15th, 2010, 11:31 am

Last night while out riding, I found a pair of black full finger Pearl Izumi gloves that I put on the frame of the kiosk. Hope you get em back!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ReidRules18 » October 21st, 2010, 7:34 pm

I don't know how I keep finding things, the last two times I have ridden there I found something. A front wheel with a disc brake was in the parking lot. I rested it up against the kiosk. Hope you find it!

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby pharus » October 25th, 2010, 10:28 am

I am hoping to ride there Friday 10/29 late morning for the first time.
Is the normal parking area/trail head on Kies St, or on 10 Mile Rd?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » October 25th, 2010, 10:29 am

pharus wrote:I am hoping to ride there Friday 10/29 late morning for the first time.
Is the normal parking area/trail head on Kies St, or on 10 Mile Rd?


Kies St.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » October 25th, 2010, 10:33 am

pharus wrote:I am hoping to ride there Friday 10/29 late morning for the first time.
Is the normal parking area/trail head on Kies St, or on 10 Mile Rd?


It's on Kies, you can't miss it - Have fun!!!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » October 29th, 2010, 12:29 pm

anyone ride Luton since the storm on 10/24? wondering if I need to remove any fallen trees.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ReidRules18 » October 29th, 2010, 2:20 pm

RickPlite wrote:anyone ride Luton since the storm on 10/24? wondering if I need to remove any fallen trees.


I was out there the day after the storm. I ended up moving a down tree that I could move myself off of the red loop. There was one other that I wouldn't have been able to move I believe it was on the Green Loop. But I am not positive.
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