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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » June 6th, 2014, 10:56 am

black2003ss wrote:Awesome awesome trail guys. It's not super hard or technical, but I had a ton of fun out there and it flows really well, loved it. It was just what I was looking for on a early lunch break ride to get away from the conference down town. Maybe it's just because I got on something new and not the SOS. Rode the Blue, Orange, Red, Green, and Yellow. I skipped the Black because of time. Trail was in great shape too.


The Black loop is my favorite!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby xcrdr » June 6th, 2014, 12:17 pm

Too bad, black is awesome. Trail was in great shape last night. The trail doesn't seem technical until you turn it up a notch. The sign of a great trail design.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby black2003ss » June 6th, 2014, 3:56 pm

I'm sure it is, and I look forward to getting back over there to ride it all sometime soon. Today, I hit Merrell. I love both of those trails now.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Slimm » June 21st, 2014, 5:31 pm

Tree down on green after the 10 mile trail head

Also one at the beginning of red at the top of the climb. That one could probly be taken care with a hand saw

Some sections on yellow and green could really use a trim
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby MFawley » June 26th, 2014, 9:29 pm

Any update on the trail after all that rain? Any chance it'll be rideable tomorrow afternoon?
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » June 26th, 2014, 10:15 pm

MFawley wrote:Any update on the trail after all that rain? Any chance it'll be rideable tomorrow afternoon?


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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby the Putti » July 15th, 2014, 7:30 am

Tree down on red maybe 1/3 of the way through. Chainsaw probably required.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby ReidRules18 » July 24th, 2014, 1:22 pm

Rode the trail yesterday. No trees down and the trail was in good shape with a small trace amount of mud.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby White99z » July 24th, 2014, 6:36 pm

Just moved to Rockford for the summer and rode Merrell for the first time yesterday and again today. I would like to try Luton Park. I read on the first page that there was no parking lot, but that was years ago. What's parking like now? Is there a lot, or do I still need to park and ride in? Sorry I don't want to search through pages of threads :shock: Thanks!
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby Sortaslow » July 24th, 2014, 8:57 pm

White99z wrote:Just moved to Rockford for the summer and rode Merrell for the first time yesterday and again today. I would like to try Luton Park. I read on the first page that there was no parking lot, but that was years ago. What's parking like now? Is there a lot, or do I still need to park and ride in? Sorry I don't want to search through pages of threads :shock: Thanks!

See the trail guide for for maps and info. The map for luton shows a parking area. [/URL] http://mmba.org/trail-guide/ [/URL]
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby utabintarbo » July 24th, 2014, 9:35 pm

White99z wrote:Just moved to Rockford for the summer and rode Merrell for the first time yesterday and again today. I would like to try Luton Park. I read on the first page that there was no parking lot, but that was years ago. What's parking like now? Is there a lot, or do I still need to park and ride in? Sorry I don't want to search through pages of threads :shock: Thanks!


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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby cramer » July 25th, 2014, 10:03 am

utabintarbo wrote:
White99z wrote:Just moved to Rockford for the summer and rode Merrell for the first time yesterday and again today. I would like to try Luton Park. I read on the first page that there was no parking lot, but that was years ago. What's parking like now? Is there a lot, or do I still need to park and ride in? Sorry I don't want to search through pages of threads :shock: Thanks!


Here.


Correct... for now. New paved parking lot on 10 mile has been under construction for some time and appears to be nearing completion soon.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby White99z » July 26th, 2014, 10:24 am

Thanks! See you guys out there 8)
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby RickPlite » August 6th, 2014, 3:23 pm

Please use caution on the Green Loop near the new parking lot. A new entrance, exit and bypass is in the works so there is some excavation happening. I am sure the soil will be a mess for a while. The trail head should be open by Labor Day at which time the old lot will be closed. Look for a trail day soon so we can build the new bypass.
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Re: Western: Luton Park

Postby cbhiii » August 6th, 2014, 9:28 pm

So the plan is to close the lot off of Kies? That's a bummer. Even with the new lot, I had still planned to use the South lot, as it's closer for me.
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