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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » June 26th, 2013, 9:33 pm

Heads up: This Saturday 6-29 a group of 300 adventure racers will be riding through Luton Park for one of their challenges between 8am-12pm. They won't be parking at Luton, just riding through so they will be spread out pretty well. Personally I would recommend choosing another location to ride Saturday a.m. but it is up to you, the park will remain open to all users during the event.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ReidRules18 » July 1st, 2013, 11:53 am

Rode the trail on Sunday, great shape, just on the first loop there were 2 wet areas. I went out on my singlespeed, and Luton is heaven on earth!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » July 15th, 2013, 11:57 pm

Did the Rockford/Belmont area trails get rain last night? It looked like it was a possibility judging by the size of the storm clouds over that way? Just wondering if they (Luton or Merrell) would be rideable Tuesday morning.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby cramer » July 16th, 2013, 7:43 am

Mike_D wrote:Did the Rockford/Belmont area trails get rain last night? It looked like it was a possibility judging by the size of the storm clouds over that way? Just wondering if they (Luton or Merrell) would be rideable Tuesday morning.


It rained pretty hard last night. Everything was pretty dry before that so I'm not sure what the trails look like this morning though.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » July 16th, 2013, 7:55 am

cramer wrote:
Mike_D wrote:Did the Rockford/Belmont area trails get rain last night? It looked like it was a possibility judging by the size of the storm clouds over that way? Just wondering if they (Luton or Merrell) would be rideable Tuesday morning.


It rained pretty hard last night. Everything was pretty dry before that so I'm not sure what the trails look like this morning though.


With how hot and dry it has been, makes me think the ground is like a sponge right now. Might check it out this am. I can always turn around on that trail (the start of the Orange should be a tell tale sign?) and go with Plan B (ski area) instead.

Thanks for the update!!!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby kms662 » July 20th, 2013, 6:23 pm

Trees down in two places near the start of the red loop. Gonna take a chainsaw the clear them out.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mark H. » July 22nd, 2013, 10:36 am

Should of road the bike out there first before walking with the saw. Tree removed (not by me) trail is not wet or muddy at all, not near as much rain as the south end of the county last night.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » July 22nd, 2013, 7:27 pm

Mark H. wrote:Should of road the bike out there first before walking with the saw. Tree removed (not by me) trail is not wet or muddy at all, not near as much rain as the south end of the county last night.


Sorry Mark, I got them out this a.m. I posted such on Facebook from my phone but forgot to make a comment here.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mark H. » July 23rd, 2013, 3:32 pm

Too funny. You must have been an hour or so in front of me. Thanks for getting that done
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby balexander87 » August 3rd, 2013, 10:07 pm

Got in two laps this evening. Trails are in great shape. A little loose in places, but overall a great ride. Love the flow these trails have, even if does take a few laps to get the hang of it :-)
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby trout_smith » August 16th, 2013, 11:40 pm

Heads up on the last loop. Someone got a little aggressive with the shovel digging hurricane flood-level drainage ditches in the middle of the trail :)
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » August 17th, 2013, 6:21 am

trout_smith wrote:Heads up on the last loop. Someone got a little aggressive with the shovel digging hurricane flood-level drainage ditches in the middle of the trail :)


they will harden after a few rains
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby whitechickenchili » August 19th, 2013, 2:01 pm

RickPlite wrote:they will harden after a few rains


Are they for drainage?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » August 19th, 2013, 2:09 pm

whitechickenchili wrote:
RickPlite wrote:they will harden after a few rains


Are they for drainage?


yes
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » August 19th, 2013, 6:01 pm

RickPlite wrote:
whitechickenchili wrote:
RickPlite wrote:they will harden after a few rains


Are they for drainage?


yes


and with enough speed, some quality endo action YouTube video enterainment :lol:
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