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  1. #6876
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    Came back up the hill Sunday afternoon about 5-ish. I was amazed how good EB traffic was. Heading down on Thursday I saw that there was in fact many people heading up, so peeps must have adjusted or I caught it at some mystical space in time.
    Sunday wasnít bad. I was bracing for the worst and got back in 1:40 from Summit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Rock slide in Boulder Canyon (road was closed)
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    I was one light away from an after-hours slide that hit the road in the construction zone a couple weeks ago...front panels were off my Jeep. That would not have been pleasant.

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    no one at CDOT knows how to read a soils report?

    and why do texans all drive like complete shit?

  5. #6880
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    I-70. Say what you will but at least its not US36.

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    Fuck. Working from home today because of 36, was hoping it wouldn't take that long to fix, but just saw this: https://twitter.com/i/status/1150764081969635330

    My commute is gonna be fucked up for a long time.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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  7. #6882
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    Was that caused by our friend Mr. Bentonite?

  8. #6883
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    Looks like they should just build a jump.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    All ye punterz! Leave thine stupid heavy skis in the past, or at least in the resort category, for the age of lightweight pussy sticks is upon us! Behold! Keep up with the randocommandos on their carbon blades of shortness! Break thine tibias into spiral splinters with pintech extravagance!

  9. #6884
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    Looks like they should just build a jump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Fuck. Working from home today because of 36, was hoping it wouldn't take that long to fix, but just saw this: https://twitter.com/i/status/1150764081969635330

    My commute is gonna be fucked up for a long time.
    Is this what I have to look forward to when C-470 express lane is finished?

  11. #6886
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhound Odin View Post
    Is this what I have to look forward to when C-470 express lane is finished?
    If you're paying for the fast lane... sure.

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    "As early as 2009, engineers warned of the potential pitfalls of the ground the highway passes over."

    Was somebody nearing retirement and didn't want the fuss?

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    OFFICIAL I70 BITCH THREAD....

    I hate this shit..the eastbound toll lane HAS NOT been a great success. Itís barely helped. Westbound wonít help either, especially if it doesnít start on top of Floyd Hill (continuing the 3 lanes).

    No matter what happens, the politicians will pat themselves on the back.

  14. #6889
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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    I hate this shit..the eastbound toll lane HAS NOT been a great success. Itís barely helped. Westbound wonít help either, especially if it doesnít start on top of Floyd Hill (continuing the 3 lanes).
    Let's face it - we, as a populous, do NOT have the will to do anything about I-70. It'll just get worse until people start to give up in large numbers. Hopefully, by then, it'll all be self-driving cars and travel times will get better simply by eliminating human drivers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Let's face it - we, as a populous, do NOT have the will to do anything about I-70. It'll just get worse until people start to give up in large numbers. Hopefully, by then, it'll all be self-driving cars and travel times will get better simply by eliminating human drivers.

    People will give up as numbers grow, but the actual numbers won't fall, they'll increase at a slower pace at peak; the off-peak numbers will continue to grow.

    I-70 + stupid human tricks is the only safety valve the mountains have.

    Self-driving should be the nightmare of any powderhound.

    When you can have a cocktail in your car in Kansas City at 8PM on Friday, sleep while your car drives through the blizzard, and wake up at in Breckenridge at 6AM, then flip up the stow-away kitchen that sits in the space formerly occupied by steering wheel and instrument panel, brew coffee, cook eggs, you can be ready to get in the lift line at 7AM, that way you make sure you are on the lift before they declare "capacity waitlist" when the mountain reaches 30,000 skiers on the hill, the new capacity after opening of Peak 5.

    The future will suck.

    At least do car-assist laps without hitchhiking: use your own car on autopilot pickup on Berthoud.

    New battery tech will mean electrorepulsive assisted skinning (a-la e-bikes) will cause everything to track out super fast.

    The future will suck.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  16. #6891
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    People will give up as numbers grow, but the actual numbers won't fall, they'll increase at a slower pace at peak; the off-peak numbers will continue to grow.

    I-70 + stupid human tricks is the only safety valve the mountains have.

    Self-driving should be the nightmare of any powderhound.

    When you can go to sleep in your car in Kansas City at 8PM on Friday, sleep while your car drives through the blizzard, and wake up at in Breckenridge at 6AM, then flip up the stow-away kitchen that sits in the space formerly occupied by steering wheel and instrument panel, brew coffee, cook eggs, you can be ready to get in the lift line at 7AM, that way you make sure you are on the lift before they declare "capacity waitlist" when the mountain reaches 20,000 skiers on the hill, the new capacity after opening of Peak 5.

    The future will suck.
    As long as they are all going to Breck, we should be good.

    I, personally, can't wait for that future... I'd wager they'll wake me up at the border crossing, though.

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    I have already given up. I have to have a compelling argument to drive to Denver, and it had better be in an acceptable window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    I have already given up. I have to have a compelling argument to drive to Denver, and it had better be in an acceptable window.
    We tried to do the "right thing" by heading up late Saturday morning to Winter Park, but fucking drivers couldn't keep from smashing into each other before Idaho Springs.

    I'm close to throwing in the towel except for weekdays...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    As long as they are all going to Breck, we should be good.

    I, personally, can't wait for that future... I'd wager they'll wake me up at the border crossing, though.
    The problem is that it is just as easy for them to go to Crested Butte, Beaver Creek, Aspen... whatever is in autodrive distance from punching out for the weekend and lineup the next day. No biggie. Watch a movie while hammered and high in your robocar (pot is federal legal by then). Storm gonna hit Utah? Everyone from CO and CA shows up. Tahoe has no snow due to global weirding, but the whole Bay Area + LA can show up in SLC by 6AM Saturday with robocars.

    Dallas to Vail is less than 14 hours, and has a favorable time zone switch.

    Anything 900mi/16 hours away is game +- time zones. And maybe more since robocars should drive faster than when you have to have speed limits due to stupid human vision and reaction times. 90% of the population of Texas can get to any CO resorts except the Aspen group in 16 hours by robocar. 50% of California can reach all of the CO resorts in 16 hours. Chicago to Vail, <16 hours by robocar.

    NYC is 28 hours from Vail... but if Robocars can do 120 instead of 75, then it it's hello Saturday morning! It's important because apart from Sugarloaf and Tremblant, the NE might have no snow anymore.

    Robocars will shrink the world in a fucky way for skiers, while the number of skier areas shrink due to global wierding.

    Nobody opens new ski areas, due to environmental concerns. The logical outcome is that the Epic Local costs $7K ($6K if you agree to telepathic adverts), but weekend day tickets stay at an affordable $200. Weekday season passes though, those are cheap, only $2K.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  20. #6895
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    We tried to do the "right thing" by heading up late Saturday morning to Winter Park, but fucking drivers couldn't keep from smashing into each other before Idaho Springs.

    I'm close to throwing in the towel except for weekdays...
    I marvel at the front range tenacity in the bad windows, but I can't help feel bad when you try to do the right thing and get screwed.
    Went to Steamboat on Friday via 131 and when we hit the 40/131 junction, I was amazed at the stream of cars coming from the south. Not all FR's I understand...the rest were TexOkaFlaDakotas and their ilk. Oy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    The problem is that it is just as easy for them to go to Crested Butte, Beaver Creek, Aspen... whatever is in autodrive distance from punching out for the weekend and lineup the next day. No biggie. Watch a movie while hammered and high in your robocar (pot is federal legal by then). Storm gonna hit Utah? Everyone from CO and CA shows up. Tahoe has no snow due to global weirding, but the whole Bay Area + LA can show up in SLC by 6AM Saturday with robocars.

    Dallas to Vail is less than 14 hours, and has a favorable time zone switch.

    Anything 900mi/16 hours away is game +- time zones. And maybe more since robocars should drive faster than when you have to have speed limits due to stupid human vision and reaction times. 90% of the population of Texas can get to any CO resorts except the Aspen group in 16 hours by robocar. 50% of California can reach all of the CO resorts in 16 hours. Chicago to Vail, <16 hours by robocar.

    NYC is 28 hours from Vail... but if Robocars can do 120 instead of 75, then it it's hello Saturday morning! It's important because apart from Sugarloaf and Tremblant, the NE might have no snow anymore.

    Robocars will shrink the world in a fucky way for skiers, while the number of skier areas shrink due to global wierding.

    Nobody opens new ski areas, due to environmental concerns. The logical outcome is that the Epic Local costs $7K ($6K if you agree to telepathic adverts), but weekend day tickets stay at an affordable $200. Weekday season passes though, those are cheap, only $2K.
    Well that's cast rather a gloom on the whole evening, hasn't it?
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    isnt it actually self steering not self driving? i didnt realize that tesla currently cant act on red lights or stop signs...

    and apparently teslas 'navigate on autopilot' has much to be desired. not a hater just didnt realize these were limits still

  23. #6898
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    The west bound expansion lane will help and despite the bitching, the EB lane has helped. Problem is these are expensive bandaids. People want an easier drive West but nobody wants to pay for it. Factor in the large % of 303ers that donít go to the mtns at all and they sure donít wanna pay. Band aids it is for the foreseeable future.
    ROLL TIDE ROLL

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    Only 10 million skiers in the US. In the future, when there are robocars and there is only skiing in the highest mountain west, if just 5% of skiers want to ski on a given day... Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    I hate this shit..the eastbound toll lane HAS NOT been a great success. Itís barely helped. Westbound wonít help either, especially if it doesnít start on top of Floyd Hill (continuing the 3 lanes).

    No matter what happens, the politicians will pat themselves on the back.
    The $26 million eastbound lane saves an average of 2 minutes. And can't be open more than 75 days a year. And can't be used on storm days.

    Politicians should be slapped repeatedly and fired.
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