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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Pima Lot at SoMo closing for expansion!

    The long awaited expansion & improvement project at the the Pima Lot (aka 48th street) is now scheduled to begin on August 7 with the lot and trailhead being closed from then until late fall. You'll need to use Javelina or Beverly Canyon trails to access national & Mormon at the far east end and you can also access Desert Classic from Beverly Canyon. During the summit road closure the entire work area was considered an OSHA site which means no unauthorized entry so they had the entire road as "off limits". I'm assuming the same will apply to this project so plan accordingly. Parking should be "interesting" for a while but the improvements will be worth it. More info on the project can be found on the city's website.

    https://www.phoenix.gov/parkssite/Do...ept%20Plan.pdf
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    I guess another reason for me to explore the trails on the wesieeeeed more now. I'll just be happy if they can eliminate the constant fecal aroma that is so welcoming at the fire road entrance. Nothing like a little throw up in your mouth to start a ride.

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    Definitely! I got the full on headwind/heavy breathing/I can taste that at the end of my ride yesterday. West National is such a cool ride too, very different from the Pima to BV route. Less people and more turns
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    I guess another reason for me to explore the trails on the wesieeeeed more now. I'll just be happy if they can eliminate the constant fecal aroma that is so welcoming at the fire road entrance. Nothing like a little throw up in your mouth to start a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsittman View Post
    I guess another reason for me to explore the trails on the wesieeeeed more now. I'll just be happy if they can eliminate the constant fecal aroma that is so welcoming at the fire road entrance. Nothing like a little throw up in your mouth to start a ride.
    Sissy... that's just extra carbs (the smell and getting the puke down the second time).

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    Opposite effect. Monday AM, 1 person (a biker) on my way up the boardwalk. 1 cyclist on mormon. 2 hikers on natty (doing trailwork?).

    SHitters still stink though. Fences are going up around the ramadas on the east side, no early work on the source of the stench. I can only assume they'll have to bring in specialists from the mining industry to consult on how to seal up that superfund site.

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    Nice thing is with the renovation is when all said and done boys and girls at least the smell will be gone for you will have flushy potties and running water to wash your hands. Oh, do mountain bikers even wash their hands or just put the gloves back on and ride? LOL!

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    You take your gloves off?? Weirdo
    Quote Originally Posted by crashlongjohns View Post
    Nice thing is with the renovation is when all said and done boys and girls at least the smell will be gone for you will have flushy potties and running water to wash your hands. Oh, do mountain bikers even wash their hands or just put the gloves back on and ride? LOL!
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    kenbentit - depends on the business.

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    I rode by the lot tonight to see how the closure looks and as far as I can tell they just have fencing around the parking lot and ramadas (plus the toilets). Didn't go by the entrance to see if the gate was closed/marked "construction only" but I'm guessing that's the case. I parked at the Beverly Cyn lot, it wasn't bad when I got there (5:15) but when I was leaving (6:15) it was full and cars were cramming in wherever they could. Nobody was in the dirt lot near the main lot (I believe that is actually the property of BAE Systems which is right by the parking lot but they've been ok with us parking there in the past). I can see this being a total nightmare next weekend if it was that busy on a Tuesday night with it over 105 deg out.....I think I'm gonna be a Westy or PMP guy until this project is finished...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    I rode by the lot tonight to see how the closure looks and as far as I can tell they just have fencing around the parking lot and ramadas (plus the toilets). Didn't go by the entrance to see if the gate was closed/marked "construction only" but I'm guessing that's the case. I parked at the Beverly Cyn lot, it wasn't bad when I got there (5:15) but when I was leaving (6:15) it was full and cars were cramming in wherever they could. Nobody was in the dirt lot near the main lot (I believe that is actually the property of BAE Systems which is right by the parking lot but they've been ok with us parking there in the past). I can see this being a total nightmare next weekend if it was that busy on a Tuesday night with it over 105 deg out.....I think I'm gonna be a Westy or PMP guy until this project is finished...
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    They have fence on the west side of the guard shack and tape up at the entrance and the Ranger with his pickup was between the two.

    Cars were parked on the east side of 48th going north and on the south side of 48th going south but north of the entrance and it was good.

    I agree this is going to be a cluster and I going to assume until the end of the year.

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    Gate is fenced with a large truck blocking the entrance too. Good thing I live in the neighborhood so I don't have to worry about access. Several of us were hoping there would be more delays with the start of the project. We were hoping to have far less people on the trails during the fall riding season.
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