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I will never go to a RMS

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Über had surge pricing at 2.6x, so a ride would have cost me over $100 from Boulder.

    Decided to take RTD.

    An hour at the Table Mesa / US 36 stop.

    6 scheduled buses came by. Combined, they had room for 1 passenger.

    At this point, it would be about 1:15 to get to the stadium (at best), 30-45 minutes to tailgate if I want to get thru security in time for kickoff.

    So I'm getting picked up and going home to watch the game. Not worth it to spend as much time at a bus stop & on buses as at the tailgate & game. **** this game!
     
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  2. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Ouch.

    Boulder needs to get mass transit figured out.
     
  3. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    that's so ****ty. Sorry Nik
     
  4. Bliff Cranch

    Bliff Cranch Club Member Club Member

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    The last RMS I went to was five years ago. I won't go again for many of the same reasons. It's a terrible location for a college football game.
     
  5. goalline

    goalline Jedi Master Club Member

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    weird. I took the bus in 2014 and had no problems.
     
  6. RiverBuff

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    It's not about mass transit or whatever. It's about having a COLLEGE game not in a college stadium or its home city. Mile High and Denver should not be hosting it. Getting there sucks and the seating and views are not worthy. I give up my option to tix for RMS every year --- glad they give that opportunity.
     
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  7. KyleM.

    KyleM. Recruiting Moderator Club Member

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    Come up to the Fort and we'll get hammered. All the traffic is headed the other way.
     
  8. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I took the student bus in 14. That was ****ing weird.
     
  9. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Haven't been to the RMS since 2012. Hate hate hate everything about the game. Will be sitting at home watching every year it's in Denver.
     
  10. Fight CU

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    weird UNCLE KEN?
     
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  11. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    boulder mass transit to denver or dia is pretty easy really.
    and if you think you are in a pinch, like christmas or thanksgiving or the CSU game......just get on the bus downtown and not the table mesa park and ride. that's where the amateurs get on the bus....oh!!!!!

    c'mon nik, think about it, it's easy. you are getting on the bus on the back ass end of CU stops at Euclid, Table Mesa....
     
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  12. HighlandsBuff

    HighlandsBuff Well-Known Member

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    I went last year because I was living in Lower Highland and could walk. That's about what it takes for me to want to go. I've even heard bad things about peoples cars in the parking lots during the games (Keyed, etc.).

    Living in Boulder again (Law School), absolutely nothing compelling about flustercluck at I-25 and Speer.

    Will be firing up the grill shortly, very content to watch on ESPN.

    The bigger question- if the TAMU or Nebraska game in the future is at Mile High, would that be worth the hassle? More likely.
     
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  13. NW Buff

    NW Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Not sure @Buffnik takes his football seriously.
     
  14. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    #badfan
     
  15. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Somebody ought to build a train from Boulder to Denver,

    Oh, that was supposed to happen 15 years ago and hasn't?

    I know that RTD is screwed up, that has never been a question but I put the bigger blame on the political forces that delayed the entire light rail system in the state legislature and in the courts delaying it for a period that resulted in a complete change to the economics of building it.

    Had the land been purchased and materials purchased on the original schedule the system would have been build out and much closer to the projected cost. Instead the Asphalt Paving lobby and the Auto Dealers lobby and the Petroleum retailers lobby backed actions that delayed everything for a critical at least 5 years.
     
  16. skinsfan55

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    That sucks, but... it's one bad experience.

    I don't understand the hate for the RMS. I mean, isn't having our players play in an NFL stadium... the home of the Super Bowl champions no less a big recruiting tool and boon for the university?
     
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  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    On that note, Boulder County was the swing vote and tax base that actually caused the light rail system to eventually pass. Then we got ****ed by not getting light rail in the NW corridor. 20k more people coming into Boulder every day for work than going out. Traffic jams in the 2-3 hour rush window on the 36 every day. Surface streets often worse. It sucks.

    All I know for sure are 2 things:

    1. I will never attend an RMS in Denver.
    2. I will never ride a bus.
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    If that is valued, then give us 7 home games a year -- 6 at Folsom with 1 Mile High game against a national opponent instead of a G5 team.
     
  19. Fight CU

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    better watch out. Nik is fired up. That means someone related to football will be fired!
     
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  20. JWP303

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    Sorry for being a dick - but this was a really predictable outcome trying to take public transportation from Boulder to the RMS on the Friday before labor day.
     
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  21. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yep. My fault trying to leave at 2:30 for a 6:05 game with buses supposedly running a couple times every 15 minutes. Totally. Maybe I should have gone with the Uber surge pricing that was at 2.6x and would have cost me around $100 each way to go to the game. Hell, I guess I should have gone in around lunch time. Risk there, too. Probably should have gone in on Thursday and gotten a downtown hotel for the night. Shame on me.
     
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  22. Uncle Ken

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    He said he was sorry.
     
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  23. Alfred91

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    That sucks, but I agree that it was a predictable outcome.

    Did you consider thumbing it? I mean, come on.

    #saysadudewhosnotgoing
     
  24. bombay

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    Parked at Yale & took the light rail. Go Buffs!
     
  25. SerenityBuff

    SerenityBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Are you just eating the cost of your tickets?
     
  26. J.R. Ewing

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    Hitchhike! I suggest gas or grass.
     
  27. bigskybuff

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    Spend the hundred on uber to get there and you'll meet someone who can drive you home. I'm frugal in some means but never when it comes to having to take mass transportation unless I'm in a huge city. Go Buffs!
     
  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yep. And in future years I'm back to trading them in with the CU ticket office for extra tickets to a real home game.

    Here's the thing, too. The bus problem was not really due to holiday travel. This is a different line than the bus that goes to the airport. I suppose there are some people who will go to union station by bus and then get on the light rail to DIA. But none of the 40-50 people who were standing out in the sun for an hour with were carrying a suitcase.
     
  29. Bear Fiend

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    Now is not the time for us south siders to brag about all of our trains.
     
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  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Sounded like Uber and Lyft were overloaded, actually. So was Ztrip out of Boulder. Uber was looking for more drivers. It's really not a great system unless you're in a big city when there is an event or holiday that stresses the driver inventory.

    There really was no good way unless I'd left real early and spent the day in Denver today (or chosen to drive in and not be able to drink). Whatever. I never liked this game. I always hated it being in Denver. I was reminded why. I'll never consider going again. And RG is cool for realizing that many others feel this way so he offered the ticket option of using the RMS tix for a different home game.
     

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