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I may end up shuttling my in-laws to Sky Harbor tomorrow morning, and as I've never ridden PHX trails I thought I might throw my bike in the back and ride Pemberton or some such after I drop them off. Given the time of day (I'd reach TH around 10:30), plus the likely temps, this is probably completely crazy. If anyone has any suggestions about a reasonable daytime ride, if such a thing exists in PHX in August, I'd appreciate it. Heat or no heat, I don't want to do an epic, since it's looking like a really gorgeous day here today and I'll probably spend most of the afternoon on Elden... :)
 

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It's 9:30 and it's likely well above 100 degrees in the sun

first, you will sweat, then heatstroke, then sunburn, or just brainfry and death.

Pemberton is wide open, it's the sonoran desert i.e., no trees, no shade, if you are lucky you could get clouds from pending monsoons, and maybe a breese, but I dought it.

If you wait till dusk and on into night you might survive, but with this heat, I don't think daytime is your best bet. Return home, be glad you live where you live and come back and visit in Nov. for a nice mid day ride.

Best O' luck
 

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Jeff_FLG said:
I may end up shuttling my in-laws to Sky Harbor tomorrow morning, and as I've never ridden PHX trails I thought I might throw my bike in the back and ride Pemberton or some such after I drop them off. Given the time of day (I'd reach TH around 10:30), plus the likely temps, this is probably completely crazy. If anyone has any suggestions about a reasonable daytime ride, if such a thing exists in PHX in August, I'd appreciate it. Heat or no heat, I don't want to do an epic, since it's looking like a really gorgeous day here today and I'll probably spend most of the afternoon on Elden... :)
If you are lucky enough to live in Flag, and will be on Mt. Elden in the afternoon, what would possibly possess you to ride PEMBERTON of all trails, or anything else in PHX at that hour of the day?

You need a psych exam. :D

John W.
 
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You need a psych exam. :D

John W.
So they say. :p (Must be all the brainfry.)

Well, I'll come visit PHX later in the year then, once it's back below 150. The warmest I've personally run into there was about 114, which did seem a trifle on the warm side. But there was also a nice hotel pool available rather than singletrack.

Looks like the rest of the family/in-laws is motivating for a hike up the Elden Lookout trail today, and I'd better go to help keep an eye on the kids. Sigh...everything involving two wheels is falling apart here :rolleyes:

Thanks desert rats for the reality check. Let's hear it for Flag!
 

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Different Take

I have a different take. I think you should ride in Phoenix in mid-summer at least once as a sort of rite of passage thing. You won't really like it while it is happening, but after the ride you will have a sense of accomplishment. You know, the whole facing death and survived deal. This is of course assuming you do survive. :D

You have Mt. Edgerin every day. Sometimes it is good to experience hell so you know what paradise is.
 
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