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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » October 29th, 2010, 2:52 pm

green loop comes out by 10 mile.

can it be got with a hand saw?
why did they say I needed this degree?

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » October 29th, 2010, 4:37 pm

rode the trail this afternoon, no trees across the trails but a few low face slappers

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby pharus » October 30th, 2010, 5:24 am

I rode the trails at 10am, first time ever. You all really have a nice set of trails here. There was a tree down in the red section, about 8" diameter, but up off the ground, so not something to ride over. Too long for me to move. Maybe somebody else got it by now, per Rick's post above.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Bigtymer » November 3rd, 2010, 3:59 pm

Went out for a ride today at Luton. Holy fast!!! It was almost like riding on cement. Get out and ride!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby dlb » November 3rd, 2010, 7:34 pm

Bigtymer wrote:Went out for a ride today at Luton. Holy fast!!! It was almost like riding on cement. Get out and ride!


I second this, it is really fast right now. Forget the knobbies, throw on some slicks and cruise!

The new trees as well as the other improvements are great .
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby bil » November 3rd, 2010, 10:06 pm

been out all year injured. finally got to ride luton today, boy were lucky to have such a nice trail, thanks to everyone who works on this thing, A+ on this one
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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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