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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » March 5th, 2012, 9:44 am

lancefro wrote:Looks like some warmer temps are coming this week. Any guesses if Luton will be rideable by Wednesday afternoon? I don't want to make the drive out there if I'm just going to turn around (or cause more damage).


no way. We have 3" on the ground in Rockford and the ground has not thawed yet
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby hondaph00l » March 10th, 2012, 2:19 pm

Rick, you mentioned a lot of the NEW trail building at the meeting the other day but how about maintenance work particularly at Luton? Anything planned-ish?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » March 10th, 2012, 10:24 pm

hondaph00l wrote:Rick, you mentioned a lot of the NEW trail building at the meeting the other day but how about maintenance work particularly at Luton? Anything planned-ish?


We will being doing some general maintenance in April or May, no firm date yet.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » March 11th, 2012, 4:59 pm

did some recon today and found 80% of the trail to be in pretty good shape . it looks like recent traffic is starting to flatten out a lot of the pizza cutter damage. There were only two spots on yellow, near the old dump site, that were soft and muddy. i'm not sure about the parking lot connector.

unfortunately, there are some areas on orange, red and green that are still really rutted. In the flatter areas this is going to cause the tread to hold water and be soft every time it rains. These areas will potentially become mud bogs. On inclines/declines it is going to cause water to channel down the tread instead of running over and off the tread. The result we be increased errosion in those areas. There will be plenty of maintenance work to do later in the spring. Hopefully all the morons that rode and caused the damage will come out and help fix what they broke.

if it stays warmish and doesn't rain, it's good to ride/hike/run. (just be mindfull of the spots on yellow) if we get rain it will prolly take two or three days of dry before it's good to go. if we get back into freeze thaw cycles that's a whole different thing.

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Purple is a Fruit » March 11th, 2012, 10:58 pm

Thanks for the update Slimm. Was thinking about head out there today to check it out, but decided to play it safe and just head down to Yankee for the time being.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby sjd38 » March 14th, 2012, 10:08 am

Is the trail rideable for today? Any more updates?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby robbio7 » March 14th, 2012, 10:18 am

Rode last night (3-13) just before sunset and the trails were great. Very little mud and what was there was tacky, but not anything that would create ruts (there were plenty of dried ones however.) One really soggy spot up by 10th st but that was it. It aught to be perfect today.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » March 14th, 2012, 10:25 am

robbio7 wrote:Rode last night (3-13) just before sunset and the trails were great. Very little mud and what was there was tacky, but not anything that would create ruts (there were plenty of dried ones however.) One really soggy spot up by 10th st but that was it. It aught to be perfect today.



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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Wired29 » March 18th, 2012, 12:54 pm

Trail is in great shape! Quit looking at posts and ride! :)
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Wired29 » March 21st, 2012, 1:32 pm

Found on 3-21 a blue water bottle on the blue loop and a green bottle on the red loop. Left both on the left side of the bulletin board.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ballpk » March 24th, 2012, 6:12 pm

Just wondering if anyone knows if the trail has dried out yet from all the rain we had? Hoping to ride there on Sunday. Thanks for the update.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » March 25th, 2012, 11:05 am

i haven't been over there yet, but i'm going to give it a go later this afternoon. i expect the tread will be soft, but rideable, with the possibility of a few puddles in problem areas.

if it's too mushy i'll bail and ride down the the ski area

update:
wasnt mushy or wet at all. good shape

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » April 1st, 2012, 7:08 pm

trail is in great shape today, enjoy early April weather!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Bigtymer » April 2nd, 2012, 10:38 am

RickPlite wrote:trail is in great shape today, enjoy early April weather!
Alright, good times 8)
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby the Putti » April 14th, 2012, 11:05 am

Rode this morning, and the conditions are perfect! I'd still be out there if my legs cooperated!
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