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    Where Does Everyone Go To Ride In The Summer?

    Pretty self explanitory, I just want to find out where the good riding is in the summer. I am thinking about going to Sunrise in a week or too for a weekend. What are some other good fun rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunk_dyl View Post
    Pretty self explanitory, I just want to find out where the good riding is in the summer. I am thinking about going to Sunrise in a week or too for a weekend. What are some other good fun rides?
    Sunrise sounds like a GREAT idea!!1! I second the motion! Y'all should go to Sunrise. Don't wait a week: go NOW!

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    Flagstaff is the best riding in the summer. It's nice and cool up there.

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    Phoenix, Mesa or Fountain Hills if you go after 10 am and before 5 pm you will have the trails to yourself!

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    Night riding. Get some good lights (helmet and bars) and ride where ever you usually ride. Trails all to yourself My favorite time of year.
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    I ride the same location (South Mountain) but at 4 am and stop riding by 7 am. Also, like dirtbyte above, I will sometimes ride at night.

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    Prescott, and Flag are my destinations when I have an entire day to kill. Otherwise, I ride early in the morning, or at night.
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    Night and mornings for me too. I actually like riding at night when it's 100°, some of my lights not so much though. Hydration pack full of ice water helps a lot.
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    Be cautious out there. Went hiking yesterday in 110* temps with no problems, experience with the heat and shortening the ride/hike are key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiketodd View Post
    Phoenix, Mesa or Fountain Hills if you go after 10 am and before 5 pm you will have the trails to yourself!
    Ya, that sounds so awesome.

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    4 dead so far this weekend. 2 separate hikers in Tucson, Hiker at Gold Canyon and Mountain biker in phoenix. Finding your limits is cool but some limits there's no way back if you find it.

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    Woman dies after succumbing to heat illness due to mountain bike trail ride - Story | KSAZ

    Due to today’s extreme heat, we have sad news that will hopefully serve as a reminder about just how dangerous being out in in these temperatures can be.

    A 28-year-old woman has died after mountain biking outside with friends.

    This woman had been out in the heat for several hours, but she took all the right steps to avoid getting sick and the heat still proved to be too much for her.

    She was out early this morning when it wasn't nearly as hot as it is now, but fire officials tell us it shows just how dangerous our temps are.

    Around 9:00 a.m. this morning, Phoenix Fire responded to a mountain biker who was feeling ill.

    The 28-year-old was biking with two friends on Desert Vista Trail and was just 1 mile from the bottom.

    "We got information that she was not breathing and that CPR by the two friends who were riding with her had been initiated," said Larry Subervi with the Phoenix Fire Department.

    The woman was airlifted and taken to the hospital where she unfortunately later died.

    “[She] did not appear to have any physical injuries. From what we know right now, it's 100 percent heat related," Subervi said.

    Phoenix Fire says she was an avid mountain biker and personal trainer who had plenty of water with her and did everything right.

    Her two friends were even doctors who were the first to perform CPR.

    "[It] really shows how critical this heat can be, how it can really sneak up on you and the importance of hydrating. She did a lot, you know everything right. She was with a group, they were experienced, they started off early in the day, but still when we're dealing with temperatures like this it's just really unpredictable how your body is going to respond."

    The victim’s name hasn't been released yet, but we will bring you any updates we receive.

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    7 hours out there, what the hell......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driverfound337 View Post
    7 hours out there, what the hell......
    not sure what you are reading but not even close to 7 hours. 1 or 2 maybe.

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    article above said several my bad

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    Not to thread jack but...

    Luckily my folks were smart enough to get out of the heat and moved to Prescott Valley. With that said, my two little's are growing more and more intrigued by riding, especially my youngest. We will be going up there in a couple weeks for the weekend and I plan on taking my kids for an easy ride around Lynx Lake (not alot of elevation change if any). Any other ideas on super easy kids rides around Prescott?
    ...Dying is the easy part, its living that's the challenge...

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