The weather report is calling for sun and relative warmth, so the ride is to Haviland Lake. This classic ride is 42 miles long with 1,950′ of climbing.
Meeting Time: 11 AM
Meeting Place: Durango Community Recreation Center
Route: From the Rec Center take US 550 N to Trimble Lane, RT on Trimble to CR 250, LT to top of Old Shalona, RT US 550 N, continue to Haviland Lake, Regroup at the lake NOT the entrance! Turn around, head back to Durango on US 550 S, take CR 203 and STOP at Trimble Ln. Restart, continue down CR 203, merge onto US 550, SPRINT at the big Welcome to Durango Sign (stay on the wide shoulder, DQ if to left of white line!) and spin back to the Rec Center.
Variation: This ride can be made much longer by continuing north to Purgatory and beyond!
Pace: Slower! It’s October…
NWS report for Durango: http://tiny.cc/znjpn
MapMyRide link: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/19497172