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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » September 30th, 2013, 2:38 pm

The county has received complaints from a neighbor that hikes Luton weekly and he is tired of some rude and fast riders that force him to jump off the trail. He also goes onto say that riders disobey the "Trails Closed when Muddy" signs and litter the parking lot. Please remember to yield to hikers and slower riders by slowing down and greeting them as you pass them while "sharing" the county trails. Read all signs and obey them please.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby cramer » September 30th, 2013, 3:17 pm

RickPlite wrote:The county has received complaints from a neighbor that hikes Luton weekly and he is tired of some rude and fast riders that force him to jump off the trail. He also goes onto say that riders disobey the "Trails Closed when Muddy" signs and litter the parking lot. Please remember to yield to hikers and slower riders by slowing down and greeting them as you pass them while "sharing" the county trails. Read all signs and obey them please.


Would be surprised if anyone is being "forced" to jump off the trail. Are the riders brandishing a weapon or something? I've had people jump off the trail in front of me many times but it was not caused by anything that I did. Often times they are just startled by me but I can't make them pay attention to their surroundings.

For sure slowing down way more than you need to and talking to them as you suggested goes a long way.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Docster » September 30th, 2013, 3:41 pm

I was there Saturday evening with a small group of 4 of us, and there were way too many people (probably came across 10) on bikes going the wrong direction expecting us to move out of thier way. I think there needs too be better signs posted after the ride in where the loops start stating that its one way.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby michhoosier » October 3rd, 2013, 11:51 am

If anyone's out there Friday the 4th, please post trail conditions. Planning to ride there Sat a.m. Thx!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » October 4th, 2013, 9:48 am

How was the rainfall overnight up Rockford way? Precip maps make it look like less than a 1/4" so really not much? Assuming no more rain today/tonite, would it be ready to ride tomorrow late morning on Saturday w/o pizza cutting it?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » October 4th, 2013, 12:08 pm

Mike_D wrote:How was the rainfall overnight up Rockford way? Precip maps make it look like less than a 1/4" so really not much? Assuming no more rain today/tonite, would it be ready to ride tomorrow late morning on Saturday w/o pizza cutting it?



We received 1/2" of rain last night and early this a.m. so right now I would say it is fine to ride. Tomorrow might be a different story. Feel free to ask here again tomorrow and I will report back
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » October 4th, 2013, 12:25 pm

RickPlite wrote:
Mike_D wrote:How was the rainfall overnight up Rockford way? Precip maps make it look like less than a 1/4" so really not much? Assuming no more rain today/tonite, would it be ready to ride tomorrow late morning on Saturday w/o pizza cutting it?



We received 1/2" of rain last night and early this a.m. so right now I would say it is fine to ride. Tomorrow might be a different story. Feel free to ask here again tomorrow and I will report back


I think you meant "Fine to ride tomorrow" unless we get more rain today/tonite just so other trolls on the board know that it is NOT ok to ride today?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » October 4th, 2013, 12:28 pm

Mike_D wrote:
RickPlite wrote:
Mike_D wrote:How was the rainfall overnight up Rockford way? Precip maps make it look like less than a 1/4" so really not much? Assuming no more rain today/tonite, would it be ready to ride tomorrow late morning on Saturday w/o pizza cutting it?



We received 1/2" of rain last night and early this a.m. so right now I would say it is fine to ride. Tomorrow might be a different story. Feel free to ask here again tomorrow and I will report back


I think you meant "Fine to ride tomorrow" unless we get more rain today/tonite just so other trolls on the board know that it is NOT ok to ride today?



it IS ok today, we only got 1/2" last night. Tomorrow might not be good if we get more rain. Follow?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Mike_D » October 4th, 2013, 12:45 pm

RickPlite wrote:
Mike_D wrote:
RickPlite wrote:
Mike_D wrote:How was the rainfall overnight up Rockford way? Precip maps make it look like less than a 1/4" so really not much? Assuming no more rain today/tonite, would it be ready to ride tomorrow late morning on Saturday w/o pizza cutting it?



We received 1/2" of rain last night and early this a.m. so right now I would say it is fine to ride. Tomorrow might be a different story. Feel free to ask here again tomorrow and I will report back


I think you meant "Fine to ride tomorrow" unless we get more rain today/tonite just so other trolls on the board know that it is NOT ok to ride today?



it IS ok today, we only got 1/2" last night. Tomorrow might not be good if we get more rain. Follow?


I dig. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks Rick!!!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby vanwyk4257 » October 8th, 2013, 2:14 pm

Is Luton dry enough to ride today or should I hold off an additional day?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » October 8th, 2013, 2:58 pm

vanwyk4257 wrote:Is Luton dry enough to ride today or should I hold off an additional day?



probably a few puddles but should be dry enough as to not cause damage
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ReidRules18 » October 8th, 2013, 7:33 pm

RickPlite wrote:
vanwyk4257 wrote:Is Luton dry enough to ride today or should I hold off an additional day?



probably a few puddles but should be dry enough as to not cause damage


Trail had only 2 small puddles out there. Trail is ready to go!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ReidRules18 » October 25th, 2013, 6:22 am

What are the conditions out at Luton? I'm thinking of either riding there or Yankee after work depending on the conditions.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » October 25th, 2013, 7:30 am

ReidRules18 wrote:What are the conditions out at Luton? I'm thinking of either riding there or Yankee after work depending on the conditions.


Luton is in great shape, lots of leaves of course
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Bigtymer » October 27th, 2013, 8:34 am

Fall riding out here is great, I hope you guys are enjoying the last days of the season as well. And if you feel early season anxiousness, well come out to the western slope of CO, GJ/Fruita. It's always dry early:) Hopefully I see you all on the trail come early summer. Can't stay away from my home town trails (especially the NCT.) Cheers Mitten riders:)
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