I 70 sucks

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  1. Blue Streak

    Blue Streak Behind the Epic Curtain Skier

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    We need an I 70 sucks thread. It could be a place for updates, traffic conditions, and just a place to vent.
    I would've thought the traffic would be relatively light this afternoon, with the heaviest traffic yesterday afternoon and this morning. Wrong!
     
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  2. Chris Walker

    Chris Walker Ullr Is Lord Skier

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    Ug. Yeah I've made the mistake of thinking the traffic would be relatively light on ____________ because _________. plenty of times. Never seems to work out.
     
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    Blue Streak

    Blue Streak Behind the Epic Curtain Skier

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    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

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    Definitely glad I came up to Steamboat via RMNP yesterday! Can't do that in the winter though...
     
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    Blue Streak

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    That's a great drive!
     
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    Blue Streak

    Blue Streak Behind the Epic Curtain Skier

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    It took me an hour and 15 minutes to get from Golden to Floyd Hill!
     
  7. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Admin

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    Any more whenever I drive up to Breck traffic just crawls between Idaho Springs and the tunnel.

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    ...or driving back.
     
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  8. Core2

    Core2 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Where is everyone going? Aint no powder up there.
     
  9. SkiNurse

    SkiNurse Spontaneous Christy Pugski Ski Tester

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    One of the many reasons I work weekends.
     
  10. nay

    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    The mountains? :D

    It's low fuel prices. Everybody with wheels is currently in Colorado. Been that way all summer. We were going to go up, but I decided that this would be more fun than Labor Day traffic.

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  11. Core2

    Core2 Out on the slopes Skier

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    We had backups for miles getting out of Phoenix headed for the mountains the last two days. Saw a few burned up cars on the news, typical carnage. Monday will be a mass exodus of RVs coming back down out of the mountains.
     
  12. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    You guys should see I-80 from Reno to San Francisco - or really anywhere after Burning Man. I have never seen so many filthy cars and filthy RVs with filthy bikes
     
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  14. tball

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    We left Denver at 3:30pm today. I would never have guessed it would be bumper to bumper most the way to the 40 exit that late.

    In 30 some years of fighting I-70 traffic, that's the latest in the day I've ever had to resort to the frontage road going westbound.*

    Edit: *Friday afternoons excluded, of course.
     
  15. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Cool, Pennsylvania tags. :thumb:
     
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  16. Muleski

    Muleski Skiing the powder Industry Insider

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    Having lived outside of Boston all of my life, we've driven in some lost traffic. And plenty of busy weekend ski traffic. Been a 200+ mile one way weekend warrior for all of my six decades. I've also driven all over the country. So I think I "get" traffic.

    When our adult daughter moved to Denver a few years ago, I thought she was kidding talking about I-70 on weekends. I had been pretty oblivious to the changes over time, and we had timed visits to avoid weekend driving anyways. But, nope, we have had plenty of opportunity to join in the fun in recent years. It's nuts. I really feel for those of you who do it. I understand why, as Id be right there with you!

    Our son, until last week lived in the High Rockies {he's an alpine race coach}, and he would tell me various stories of things that I'd expect up at elevation. But the mass exit from Denver on a snowy Friday afternoon? Yikes.

    So as of today, our son has moved further West, and our daughter has moved full time to ski country. No more I-70 wars for her. She was just saying a half hour ago that she's looking forward to Friday and Sunday nights!
     
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    Fair Wages Booting up Skier

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  18. Core2

    Core2 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Good day to sit at home and char animal flesh while drinking a preferred beverage.
     
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  19. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Whoa! "vehicle fire" is an understatement.
    Moving trailer (doubles) - Complete loss of vehicle, trailers and contents.
    Imagine if you're the homeowner who's moving across country and you find out that your entire house full of furniture won't be arriving at your new home.
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  20. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    This is why I don't mind working the Tent Sale.
    I work.
    I go home
    I pour a bourbon
    I eat a burger
    I soak in the hot tub
     
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