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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » May 2nd, 2013, 11:42 am

Mark H. wrote:Tree removed.


thanks Mark, I am glad I read this, I was just going to go out this afternoon.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby bbender785 » June 3rd, 2013, 8:54 am

rode Luton for the first time yesterday. there were definitely a couple small mud spots... nothing you couldn't wheelie over. i don't know exactly what the threshold is for "too muddy" there, but i didn't think it was too bad. fun trail!

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Koz65 » June 3rd, 2013, 2:12 pm

I rode Luton on Saturday and the Orange and Black trails were way too muddy to be ridden. Judging by all the ruts and tire marks in the mud,I'd say there were a lot of people riding over the weekend.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » June 3rd, 2013, 2:18 pm

Koz65 wrote:I rode Luton on Saturday and the Orange and Black trails were way too muddy to be ridden. Judging by all the ruts and tire marks in the mud,I'd say there were a lot of people riding over the weekend.


Of course there was. It was nice and sunny out but nobody would consider riding a better draining trail like the ski area or Yankee :roll:
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » June 5th, 2013, 1:21 pm

trail was great monday and yesterday except for a half dozen or so spots that need patched up pretty soon.

going to need trimmed back in quite few sections too pretty soon

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mark H. » June 17th, 2013, 9:16 am

With all the rain we've had the orange loop is in need of a good trimming of tall weed & face slapers, it really needs a tral day out there not sure if one is planned but many hands make lite work.
Oh small tree over the trail @ the end of red sharp hatchet should take care it.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Purple is a Fruit » June 17th, 2013, 11:56 am

I thought that was the idea behind the "Adopt-A-Trail" program? Those organizations that had signed up are to coordinate amongst themselves to keep "their" section cleared. I could be mistaken, though.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » June 17th, 2013, 12:02 pm

Purple is a Fruit wrote:I thought that was the idea behind the "Adopt-A-Trail" program? Those organizations that had signed up are to coordinate amongst themselves to keep "their" section cleared. I could be mistaken, though.


your right. contacts have been made. I would also like to add that the adopt a trail signs that have been installed twice now have all been removed by some idiot that has huge problems. Wonder who that could be? :roll:
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby lampenj » June 17th, 2013, 12:29 pm

From Friday:

http://youtu.be/v9Mt4jmv_CY

No trees down then.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mark H. » June 19th, 2013, 12:12 pm

Big Thanks to the mower I seen on orange & blue today ;-)
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby giantone » June 19th, 2013, 1:47 pm

Mark H. wrote:Big Thanks to the mower I seen on orange & blue today ;-)


and green and blue! You must have been out there after me, orange was the last one they were mowing.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby rvd » June 21st, 2013, 10:09 am

Riding Orange yesterday, I had this feeling "looks like someone raked the trail; how odd!". Fair enough, a few corners later I ran into someone raking grass clippings! Wow!

This was my second time at Luton (first time was during 2011 Trifecta), and while initially getting a bit confused again with all the options, I absolutely loved it. Such a good flow despite being quite tight in places. Oh, and did I mention the awesome trail care?

Thanks to those of you maintaining this beauty.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby tokomojo » June 21st, 2013, 1:02 pm

Curious about the trifecta tour. Did you ride all three trails, and which was your favorite?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby rvd » June 21st, 2013, 1:56 pm

Yes, I rode all three: http://app.strava.com/activities/1111438. Luton was my favorite, but it isn't a totally fair comparison as I was pretty spent by the time we got to the Ski area. I think I would enjoy that a lot too under normal circumstances, with some more sustained climbing.

[also: looks like I was an early Strava adopter with three KOMs at Luton in 2011; some of the times I clocked then just barely put me in the upper half of the leaderboard now :-)]
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby cramer » June 21st, 2013, 3:28 pm

tokomojo wrote:Curious about the trifecta tour. Did you ride all three trails, and which was your favorite?


Trifecta is supposed to be September 7th this year, it's posted in the "Ride Announcements" section in case you're interested. I did it for the first time last year, great ride.
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