3/29/14 Saturday Group Ride: La Posta with climbs and Lake Nighthorse – Wildcat Loop

I received a lot of positive feedback regarding last weeks route both as a good training ride and as a fun tour of Durango. The weather for this weekend is calling for some warmth, some clouds and some wind, in other words it might be nice or it might turn nasty. So, let’s stay low and close to town and do the same ride as last week. If you plan to join us tomorrow, please read the section about regroups during the ride. Hope to see some of you tomorrow! -Spencer

Meeting Time: NOON
Meeting Place: Durango Community Recreation Center
Who: All are Welcome!*
Pace: Probably 2 groups: Fast, and not as fast
Route: Start at Rec. Center, North on US 550 to 32nd street, to Holly, to Florida, to North College, Rim Rive, 8th Street, US 160/550 to frontage road, to La Posta, climb to Air Park, La Posta across Weaselskin Bridge, CR 214 climb, back to La Posta to south end, REGROUP, Back to top of Air Park, to La Posta, north to frontage road, to Lake Nighthorse/Wildcat Canyon Loop.
Return to Rec. Center via Roosa, West 3rd Ave, 27th street.
Confused? Check out the Map!

REGROUPS: THREE  MINUTE regroups at top of EACH CLIMB, BIG REGROUP at end of La Posta (nature break…). *If you get to the top first, yeah you won! Now you can either wait for THREE WHOLE MINUTES or go back down and ride up again with someone who is riding slower. This is a group ride – not a training-race!

MapMyRide Map: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/376607409

National Weather Service for Durango: http://tiny.cc/znjpn

*IMPORTANT: All participants are reminded that we are riding on open roads and you must obey traffic laws at all times. Colorado Law states we are allowed to ride a MAXIMUM of 2 abreast and only when we are not impeding traffic. When in doubt please ride single file!