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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby cramer » January 9th, 2012, 4:37 pm

RickPlite wrote:
cramer wrote:
RickPlite wrote:The weather will be too warm to ride Luton over the next 7 days. Please stay off the trail during the mild weather. On a positive note, Yankee drains great and should be fine over this span of time.


+1

Drove by today and could see standing water and pizza cutter ruts on the part along the road, which is exposed to the sun / wind. If that part isn't even drying out, I would hate to see the rest of the trail.


Did you notice how wide the trail is getting as people look for dry grass to ride on? :evil: *beep*


Yes, it looked like even the grass is getting rutted. I didn't give it much thought since it's a two way trail there along the road, the wider the better. Hadn't thought about what the actual trail might look like being worked over the same way; that sucks.

I'll be sticking to the dirt roads. I hope it gets cold soon, EV is going to be open in ~ 3 weeks.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby yamaha13 » January 10th, 2012, 8:48 am

Did a road ride from Cannonsburg to Cannon Township trail to Luton on Monday. Parking lot was mud, main trail leading from the parking lot was mud, but guess what people were still riding it. Come on guys I wanna ride too but lets not trash the trail.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Bigtymer » January 10th, 2012, 9:03 am

Wow, ironic. LOL!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby yamaha13 » January 13th, 2012, 7:00 pm

Tried to ride Luton today about 6-8 inches on the trail, made it through the orange and black loops in an hour and a half. We need some fat tires out there to make it ride able.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby TuRBo Todd » January 27th, 2012, 9:20 am

Anyone been out there recently? Should be frozen...is there any snow on the trails?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » January 27th, 2012, 9:36 am

TuRBo Todd wrote:Should be frozen...


My yard is clay and it is REALLY MUSHY right now with the warm temps the past couple of days. I know there is some clay @ Luton Park too..... My guess would be it is not rideable. Bass River might be a better option to ride. I'm still waiting for someone to respond on that thread to see if it is icy.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » January 27th, 2012, 10:00 am

TuRBo Todd wrote:Anyone been out there recently? Should be frozen...is there any snow on the trails?


the trails are covered with ice when its below freezing and slush and mud when gets above 32. The cold and snow tomorrow might help things out there.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby morgan1819 » January 27th, 2012, 3:28 pm

How about a large, 'in your face' type sign within the first 20 yards of the trail along the road.

It could read:

Riding on wet or muddy trails will DESTROY the trail for everyone.

This includes your fat bike.


Not saying that it would for sure stop anyone. But, it may at least raise awareness.

I haven't been on the trail since December (fair weather rider :) ), so maybe there is already a new sign. All I know, is most people aren't going to ride over and read the bulletin board by the port-a-potty.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » January 27th, 2012, 5:28 pm

I like it :!: :!: :!:
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » January 27th, 2012, 7:29 pm

morgan1819 wrote:How about a large, 'in your face' type sign within the first 20 yards of the trail along the road.

It could read:

Riding on wet or muddy trails will DESTROY the trail for everyone.

This includes your fat bike.


Not saying that it would for sure stop anyone. But, it may at least raise awareness.

I haven't been on the trail since December (fair weather rider :) ), so maybe there is already a new sign. All I know, is most people aren't going to ride over and read the bulletin board by the port-a-potty.


there is a sign along the road, maybe not in your face but it's there. I bet if we installed a gate with a "Trails Closed" sign people would climb over it or go around it.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Bigtymer » January 28th, 2012, 2:01 am

Someone should sit out there in the parking lot and question all who attempt to ride the trail while it's muddy. That would be a hilarious sight to see.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » January 28th, 2012, 8:30 am

Those that want a easy, flat, straight trail should stick to the roads then. Quit all the whining about mud and ruts. Some riders like a challenge and dont mind obstacles and ruts, mud. We should not have to nor cater to those that want all trails to be easy and for beginers.
With the amount of advanced level trails now very few and far between what do you expect us to do. I havent been out to luton yet this year but some mud would not stop me, nor some pansy at the trailhead giving me grief.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » January 28th, 2012, 10:56 am

G.R.XC-MTNBKR wrote:Those that want a easy, flat, straight trail should stick to the roads then. Quit all the whining about mud and ruts. Some riders like a challenge and dont mind obstacles and ruts, mud. We should not have to nor cater to those that want all trails to be easy and for beginers.
With the amount of advanced level trails now very few and far between what do you expect us to do. I havent been out to luton yet this year but some mud would not stop me, nor some pansy at the trailhead giving me grief.


It's not about easy or difficult trails, it is about widening trails, damaging trails and causing erosion. We only aim to educate people.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Bigtymer » January 29th, 2012, 10:55 pm

Exactly, look at the SGA trail in some areas. The trail is a double track in some areas, due to riders, riding in muddy conditions.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » January 30th, 2012, 5:05 pm

RickPlite wrote:
G.R.XC-MTNBKR wrote:Those that want a easy, flat, straight trail should stick to the roads then. Quit all the whining about mud and ruts. Some riders like a challenge and dont mind obstacles and ruts, mud. We should not have to nor cater to those that want all trails to be easy and for beginers.
With the amount of advanced level trails now very few and far between what do you expect us to do. I havent been out to luton yet this year but some mud would not stop me, nor some pansy at the trailhead giving me grief.


It's not about easy or difficult trails, it is about widening trails, damaging trails and causing erosion. We only aim to educate people.

Fair enough.
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