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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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Found: Plastic handlebar cap

Postby redderthanafeutz » July 23rd, 2010, 8:12 pm

Found the plastic cap thing that I think goes in the end of someone's handlebars. Left it in the crotch of the support for the sign at the Kies parking lot.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » July 27th, 2010, 10:37 am

rode luton monday 26th. mainly fast and dry, few muddy spots on blue. watch out for two-way traffic on blue, hard to see in long grass. :)
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby enrgytoburn » July 27th, 2010, 11:58 am

A huge THANKS to Rick for making Luton the best trail in Western Michigan! If we get enough riders to do a trail day at the SGA maybe that will be a close second.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » August 2nd, 2010, 8:58 am

all the standing water is gone, finally.

trail is super dry and super fast and super slick. watch out for the hairpin turns
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » August 2nd, 2010, 9:20 am

The County will begin to prepare the Blue loop for the raised soil placement by the end of this week. Plans call for 100 yards of crushed concrete to be placed 6' wide and 6" deep on the east and west ends to eliminate the low areas and the use of boardwalks. Please watch for vehicle traffic while riding.It would probably be best to avoid the trails on Friday Aug 13th when 40 volunteers plan to install the raised areas. If you would like to lend a hand, email me.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » August 6th, 2010, 4:16 pm

RickPlite wrote:The County will begin to prepare the Blue loop for the raised soil placement by the end of this week. Plans call for 100 yards of crushed concrete to be placed 6' wide and 6" deep on the east and west ends to eliminate the low areas and the use of boardwalks. Please watch for vehicle traffic while riding.It would probably be best to avoid the trails on Friday Aug 13th when 40 volunteers plan to install the raised areas. If you would like to lend a hand, email me.



crushed concrete should be delivered soon. Please use caution riding the Blue Loop the week of August 8th
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