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    The tank on Javalina at SoMo...

    The roof is off and the foundation is on its way out.
    I know there will be some complaining about the re-route, but I think it's a good call and won't miss that rutted out trough.
    Here's a camera phone shot of the demo.
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    They sure are tearing that down fast! One day i rode by and the roof was complete and the next time i went down javelina , it looked like your photo. Very soon that will be desert again.

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    So no velodrome then?
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    was this something originally contacted to be built during the housing boom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chongoman View Post
    The roof is off and the foundation is on its way out.
    I know there will be some complaining about the re-route, but I think it's a good call and won't miss that rutted out trough.
    Here's a camera phone shot of the demo.
    I took the same picture last week! First they took the fun little up and now the down is gone as well.

    Oh well - at least the re-route is faster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BritMtnBiker View Post

    Oh well - at least the re-route is faster!
    Yeah that's my take on it too. With the rereoute there is really no good reason to take the fire road at Pima Canyon unless you live on that side of the hill and ride from home.

    I wonder if this will lead to a more established trail head by 40th street, and some trail in that old Jeep'd out area along the canal?

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    Never knew it was that deep...
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    Is it just being removed, or are they building a new tank? Anyone know?

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    Thats crazy!!!! Rode by it a ton and never knew just how deep that was in the ground!..........Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by chongoman View Post
    Yeah that's my take on it too. With the rereoute there is really no good reason to take the fire road at Pima Canyon unless you live on that side of the hill and ride from home.
    I try and stay off the fire road as much as possible. If I go up, I usually go up the Jav, unless I am in a hurry and when coming down, I have been taking Pima Wash all the way. Used to get on just before the descent starts, slightly off trail on the left and cut down to the wash before Beverly crosses. But now have been riding the whole thing, two spots get a little sandy but the rest cuts back and forth across the wash to make it kind of fun! Plus a couple of fun little descents.

    Think bombing the fire road just leads to more possible hiker/biker confrontations.

    Was out their this morning and they had the earth movers in tearing it up!

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    I cant believe that they have done so much "trail maintenance" on javalina. By trail maintenance I mean taking out nearly all the fun/challenging tech sections and slowly turnign the trail into a pemberton wanna be....weak sauce
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    Meh, the lower sections of Javelina might be mellower but the rest of it is still pretty chunky. I never really liked that climb up by the tank anyway
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    Well, this explains what is going on - looks like the tank will be still there, but, a bit different.

    http://phoenix.gov/webcms/groups/int...ent/055200.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankAZ View Post
    Well, this explains what is going on - looks like the tank will be still there, but, a bit different.

    http://phoenix.gov/webcms/groups/int...ent/055200.pdf

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    Huh! thanks for the link. That definitely explains it.

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