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  1. #5276
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    I mostly predict the measure will fail when they ask voters to approve funding because all the armchair highway engineers will have already designed a version that's way more efficient, costs a fraction, and can be constructed overnight.
    Well - that and probably the majority of Coloradans will be like, "Shit, man, I don't use I-70. Screw all those people that like going into the mountains."

    And don't forget those people already living in the mountains that don't mind the bottleneck keeping Front Range Douchebags out of "their" mountains.
    Last edited by skaredshtles; 05-15-2018 at 05:57 PM.

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    Might make getting back down slightly better, but dont see it helping to get up in the winter.

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    Easier access = more crowding.

    Keep it the way it is. The tourists and masses will eventually give up skiing, Vail Resorts will go bankrupt and the cycle will start all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Easier access = more crowding.

    Keep it the way it is. The tourists and masses will eventually give up skiing, Vail Resorts will go bankrupt and the cycle will start all over again.
    I rest my case, Your Honor.


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    That whole hill is creeping into CCC and that bridge at the bottom is fucked . Git ‘er dun

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    Holy shit... that will take them 10+ years of snarled construction traffic to complete even if they get the funding.
    The ideas are good... but by the time they are done, we'll have population levels that will make traffic worse than before they started... unless self driving cars are wholly adopted to increase road capacity far more than that stuff.
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    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    <snip> unless self driving cars are wholly adopted to increase road capacity far more than that stuff.
    <sigh>

    We can hope, right?


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    maybe we should take bets on when that bridge fails?
    there was a huge hole in it this winter, won't be long before another one shows up

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    You know, after visiting Atlanta last week and driving around, I-70 traffic ain't that bad. Even driving around Denver is pretty pleasant compared to the ATL traffic on a daily basis. I70 traffic is pretty avoidable with a little planning.

    Another thought: Why do we need to get more people to the mountains again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post
    Why do we need to get more people to the mountains again?
    To annoy Summit County residents.
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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    To annoy Summit County residents.
    Mission accomplished... I'm actually a Eagle County resident now though.... sorta.

    But really, say that you could drive to Breckenridge in under 2 hrs on a Saturday morning powder day in March. You'd still have to stand in line for 3 hrs before skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post
    Mission accomplished... I'm actually a Eagle County resident now though.... sorta.
    That's further away, so we'll need to get even more people into the mountains so that they spread far enough to annoy that county too.
    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!

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    We are talking about rebuilding four miles of the highway. It's not going to open the floodgates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchgreenchile View Post
    We are talking about rebuilding four miles of the highway. It's not going to open the floodgates.
    I'm talking more of the bigger picture, not just Floyd hill, that's more of a maintenance item anyway, good luck dealing with traffic while that gets improved.

    Overall, the I70 corridor is just a self regulating valve to control the mountain crowds. Most ski areas that I-70 accesses can't get much bigger than they already are, and there are no new ones on the horizon, so flooding them with folks is just the next step. Most are at capacity every Saturday of the year, what happens if you get 25% more people there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post
    I'm talking more of the bigger picture, not just Floyd hill, that's more of a maintenance item anyway, good luck dealing with traffic while that gets improved.

    Overall, the I70 corridor is just a self regulating valve to control the mountain crowds. Most ski areas that I-70 accesses can't get much bigger than they already are, and there are no new ones on the horizon, so flooding them with folks is just the next step. Most are at capacity every Saturday of the year, what happens if you get 25% more people there?
    People will adjust and figure it out, just as they always do.
    At the moment, I don't think the spending bill passes anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post
    I'm talking more of the bigger picture, not just Floyd hill, that's more of a maintenance item anyway, good luck dealing with traffic while that gets improved.
    Uh, hasn't there been construction on this corridor for the last few years, except this one? This thing won't be that big of an imposition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Uh, hasn't there been construction on this corridor for the last few years, except this one? This thing won't be that big of an imposition.
    I70 has you well trained grasshopper.

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    I'm moving. A lifetime of being annoyed has taken its toll. Plus some idiot will over pay for my house. So why not.

    Crestted butte is where it's at

    On another note I drove to Denver and back this morning to see my shrink. Traffic up and down wasn't too bad and driving to aurora seemed ok.

    Then again s few morons in the left lane
    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    To annoy Summit County residents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    I'm moving. A lifetime of being annoyed has taken its toll. Plus some idiot will over pay for my house. So why not.

    Crestted butte is where it's at
    You're gonna go Scummit up Crusty Butt? Locals gon' be *pissed*...


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