Western: Luton Park

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » August 5th, 2011, 10:49 pm

Go_Green wrote:Johnson Park is prime real estate. I wish they would release their kung-fu death grip on the no bike policy.


XACTLY :!:
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ReidRules18 » August 11th, 2011, 5:21 am

Trail is perrrfffeeeccctttt! I can't believe it has got so much flow, this trail is fast becoming one of my favs
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby MTBGearTech » August 11th, 2011, 7:30 pm

I rode Luton for the first time this afternoon. It's a fun trial and as others have mentioned nice and flowy. I love the sections in the pines, very scenic.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby raymears » August 13th, 2011, 1:19 pm

I just came from my first time at Luton. There was a big rain last night, but I didn't find the water to be excessive on the trails. It would have been a little more fun if there hadn't been a few puddles on downhill corners that I slowed down for, but it was still a very enjoyable time.

The black and red trails on the map are a blast.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » August 13th, 2011, 1:47 pm

raymears wrote:I just came from my first time at Luton. There was a big rain last night, but I didn't find the water to be excessive on the trails. It would have been a little more fun if there hadn't been a few puddles on downhill corners that I slowed down for, but it was still a very enjoyable time.

The black and red trails on the map are a blast.


For future reference, we typically try to let the trails dry out a day or so before riding so as not to "pizza cutter" the trail in the areas where the "few puddles" usually are....
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby raymears » August 20th, 2011, 7:30 pm

That makes sense - thanks for pointing it out. I'll stay off when the trails are wet in the future.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mark H. » September 5th, 2011, 10:09 am

Just a friendly reminder to give walkers/runners a warning you are coming up on them, & to SLOW down. Walking out there today w/my dog & 99% slow down & say hi or something, but 1 came upon me fast & didn't slow down one bit, past me like I was not to be there in his way. Just wanted to remind people to be freindly to ALL on the trail.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » September 5th, 2011, 10:48 am

Mark H. wrote:Just a friendly reminder to give walkers/runners a warning you are coming up on them, & to SLOW down. Walking out there today w/my dog & 99% slow down & say hi or something, but 1 came upon me fast & didn't slow down one bit, past me like I was not to be there in his way. Just wanted to remind people to be freindly to ALL on the trail.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Go_Green » September 5th, 2011, 2:31 pm

Mark H. wrote:Just a friendly reminder to give walkers/runners a warning you are coming up on them, & to SLOW down. Walking out there today w/my dog & 99% slow down & say hi or something, but 1 came upon me fast & didn't slow down one bit, past me like I was not to be there in his way. Just wanted to remind people to be freindly to ALL on the trail.
My two cents.


What a JackA$$ to do that. The dog is unpredictable so that's just a disaster waiting to happen. Not the dogs fault at all, sometimes they get over stimulated. The biker should always yield.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby kms662 » September 6th, 2011, 10:33 am

Rode all loops Monday morning. Trail is clear, dry and fast.
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Western: Luton Park

Postby burkowitz » September 6th, 2011, 7:29 pm

Still love this trail. Nice cold air yesterday was like a supercharger!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » September 13th, 2011, 2:47 pm

I rode the trail today and my experience can be wrapped up in 4 words; Dry, sandy, squirrels and chipmunks!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby burkowitz » September 13th, 2011, 3:17 pm

I have developed excellent GSEM (ground squirrel evasive maneuvers) riding this trail. Still working on moles.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby cramer » September 16th, 2011, 11:52 am

burkowitz wrote:I have developed excellent GSEM (ground squirrel evasive maneuvers) riding this trail. Still working on moles.


Sprayed a squirrel with my water bottle today, just to see if I could hit him in stride. Saw some sort of crane in the creek. I scared him so he flew away but there were so many trees his wingspan was a problem so he flew low for a while, following the creek to stay out of the branches- Super cool.

Lots of brake bumps developing on the trail. I love the new shaped downhill corner on the green by 10 mile road- nice work!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Hydrospeed » September 17th, 2011, 9:25 pm

I am visiting from out of state, and two years ago I rode luton park. I was wondering is it sell a requirement to park at d&w or can we park by the barn still? Thank you and good work on a great trail!!!
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