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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » December 15th, 2010, 6:45 pm

mtbyker wrote:
RickPlite wrote:anyone riding out here since the snowfall on 12-12-10? Might try it if others say it is ride able.

I rode late the afternoon. Once you get to the woods it's rideable. Icy and rutted but rideable. I did have studded tires, and think that helped, and I only fell once and had about a 1/2 dozens foot downs. Slow going, but great technical skills practice!

thanks for the update!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby yamaha13 » December 20th, 2010, 3:52 pm

Rode on Sunday trails are getting better by the day due to all the people riding.
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Riding at Luton Park

Postby yamaha13 » December 21st, 2010, 8:11 am

Just want everyone to know that riding at Luton Park is pretty good right now. orange, black, red and green are all really good, yellow not to good only because only a few have ridden it. The toughest part is by the road where the plows throw the snow before you get to the big barn, after that it's good. The more that ride the better and longer the trails will stay usable.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby yamaha13 » December 22nd, 2010, 7:16 pm

Rode Luton Park again today, all five loops are rideable with red being the best then black, green, orange, and finally the yellow. 10 miles from parking lot back to parking lot.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » December 22nd, 2010, 8:51 pm

yamaha13 wrote:Rode Luton Park again today, all five loops are rideable with red being the best then black, green, orange, and finally the yellow. 10 miles from parking lot back to parking lot.


studded tires or regular?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby drider85 » December 23rd, 2010, 12:28 pm

I rode it yesterday with regular tires and it was nice. No studded tires necessary. :D

I second the encouragement to keep riding it. The more use it gets the longer into the winter it will be rideable
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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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