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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby whitechickenchili » August 19th, 2013, 9:25 pm

Speaking of endos, I managed to pull one off there tonight just past the hurricane flood drains. The end of my handlebars caught a tree and I bit it hard. I haven't wiped out in a while though, so I guess I was due.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » August 20th, 2013, 8:31 am

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


Are they for drainage?


yes



last sunday I got stuck in one of those and had to call a tow truck to pull me out :shock:
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » August 20th, 2013, 8:55 am

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


Are they for drainage?


yes



last sunday I got stuck in one of those and had to call a tow truck to pull me out :shock:


They're lots 'o fun on a cross bike :twisted: :mrgreen:

Just in case anyone doesn't know, if you take the re-route to the right that does not go down this hill (and avoids the latest armoring), you avoid this trenching.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » August 22nd, 2013, 3:45 pm

Tree down on the Orange Loop entering the pines. I will cut it out tomorrow. Last nights rain made the drainage nicks/grade reversals on the Yellow loop more solid. Luton must have gotten more rain than the 1/4" my rain gauge shows. Many places looked to have washed out a bit, slippery in some corners.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby toobadtwo » August 26th, 2013, 10:03 pm

Going to be in the G R area on thur and fri of this week. The girl freind is working there and I have the afternoon to ride. Looking for info on where the trail heads are for Luton and Merrell . I guess the cannonsburg also. We are staying at a hotel on paris and belt line I think. I think this seems to be south and east of the trail???
I would appreciate any help. Thanks
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » August 26th, 2013, 11:31 pm

toobadtwo wrote:Going to be in the G R area on thur and fri of this week. The girl freind is working there and I have the afternoon to ride. Looking for info on where the trail heads are for Luton and Merrell . I guess the cannonsburg also. We are staying at a hotel on paris and belt line I think. I think this seems to be south and east of the trail???
I would appreciate any help. Thanks


go to the trail guide here:

http://mmba.org/trail-guide/

and you can see where the trail heads are located.

luton is easy to find. merrell is south off 10 mile and there is a bank at the light where you turn. the trail head parking is next to the big white water tower. cant miss it. both are worth the drive from where you are staying. you wont be sorry

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » August 26th, 2013, 11:33 pm

tree down at the bottom of the first hill on the yellow loop. kind of sneeks up on you
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » August 27th, 2013, 3:46 am

Slimm wrote:tree down at the bottom of the first hill on the yellow loop. kind of sneeks up on you


Hey Brad, any chance you can cut that one out?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » August 27th, 2013, 10:32 am

RickPlite wrote:
Slimm wrote:tree down at the bottom of the first hill on the yellow loop. kind of sneeks up on you


Hey Brad, any chance you can cut that one out?


yeah, i'll hike in tonight and get it
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » August 27th, 2013, 10:55 am

thanks Brad!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » August 27th, 2013, 4:23 pm

have to wait till tomorrow. wifes on call and got called in

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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby toobadtwo » August 28th, 2013, 6:07 am

Thanks for the directions, looking forward to trying some other trails out there other than the usual trails I ride in the Detroit area
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby vanwyk4257 » September 18th, 2013, 11:43 am

Anyone have an update on the trail conditions at Luton? Is it dried out yet (assuming no more rain today) or should I ride elsewhere tonight?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » September 18th, 2013, 11:50 am

vanwyk4257 wrote:Anyone have an update on the trail conditions at Luton? Is it dried out yet (assuming no more rain today) or should I ride elsewhere tonight?


Was nice and dry (and dusty) last night. Good to go as long as we don't get any rain today.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ReidRules18 » September 26th, 2013, 7:16 am

Luton has been in great shape! Get out and ride it while the weather is holding up.
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