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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby trout_smith » November 13th, 2010, 2:33 pm

Luton is perfect right now. I mean PERFECT. Everything is hard-packed and grippy. I don't know how long it will stay that way, though!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » November 29th, 2010, 4:44 pm

The freeze-thaw cycle is in full force with cold nights and warm day time temperatures. Luton Park is very muddy right now. Please avoid the trail when it is soft. The ruts will channel water down the length of the trail instead of off the sides and create erosion. Plus it makes mountain bikers look like damaging trail users to the non-cyclists that use the trails. Luton Park is open all year but please use common sense and ride only when the ground is completely frozen, usually early in the morning. Rain will only make matters worse and tonight looks like heavy rain is on the way.

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » December 4th, 2010, 4:35 pm

Luton Park trails are frozen right now. Enjoy the trails while it stays below freezing.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Guppie » December 10th, 2010, 11:00 am

I'm assuming it's still good to go out there.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » December 10th, 2010, 3:48 pm

Guppie wrote:I'm assuming it's still good to go out there.



rode two laps today, started riding at 33 degrees, the ground frozen solid. When we finished it was 38 degrees and the second lap was definitely slippery. The ground was still frozen but another 4-5 hours at that temperature and I bet it would get soft. Tonight it is suppose to get down to 27 so Saturday before noon should be ok.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Bigtymer » December 11th, 2010, 4:38 pm

Went for a ride yesterday, and still was able to do a couple laps with the conditions.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » December 14th, 2010, 11:34 pm

anyone riding out here since the snowfall on 12-12-10? Might try it if others say it is ride able.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby gtrowbridge » December 15th, 2010, 9:38 am

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


Bike on trainer. Ski's on feet. :lol:
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby mtbyker » December 15th, 2010, 6:23 pm

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!
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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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