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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by dcbuffman, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. dcbuffman

    dcbuffman Member

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    I'm flying in for the NU game on Friday. I'll arrive at the airport at 10:30am. Should I expect to hit heavy traffic coming into Boulder? Is there a preferred route to minimize delay?

    Thanks for any advice anyone can offer.
     
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  3. SkiTownUSA

    SkiTownUSA Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    Take the Toll Road.
     
  4. PhillyBuff

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    first of all, take I-470 and you will hit NO traffic until you get to 36. There are tolls.

    You should be fine... but get off at the first exit in Boulder.
     
  5. NBDefektor

    NBDefektor Well-Known Member

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    well since no one has replied, i'm pretty sure that tollroad is wiiiiide open at all times, but it costs about $14 or so to take it. i wouldn't think traffic on 36 would be that bad either, but i'm sure others can tell you more definitively...if you are worried, spend the extra $14 or so for peace of mind.
     
  6. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    If you are not checking bags and someone is picking you up you can probably take 70 to 270 to 36. You may hit a little traffic on 36.

    If you are renting a car and are checking bags then take the toll road as suggested. If you are on 36 any later than 11:30 you'll be in traffic.
     
  7. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    US 36 will be fine until you hit Broomfield, and even then it won't be that tough getting in. Toll-road is just wasting money!
     
  8. dcbuffman

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    Thanks. I'm renting a car, so it sounds like the toll road is the best bet. I'll get off at Baseline, park at my son's house on the Hill, and drink as many beers as I can on the walk over to the stadium. I think I'm going to need those beers....
     
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    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the toll road just dumps you back off onto US36 at Broomfield anyway... that is where the traffic will occur
     
  11. Dunken

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    that is correct, but you will be cutting your drive time in half.....some of the rental places for cars have the toll pass in place, if not they will mail a bill in 30 days....take the toll, it is worth it!!!!
     
  12. Darian3Hagan

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    The toll is worth just for the extra beer time.
     
  13. SkiTownUSA

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    I opted to pay the additional $2.50 a day on my rental car for a toll pass.
     
  14. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Unfortunately, be careful. Cops are doooooshebags and there are open container laws in Boulder.
     
  15. sackman

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    He's welcome at the tailgate.
     
  16. aik

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    470 will be more of a help in avoiding the extra 10 minutes you'd spend on Pena trying to get to I-70. Also more direct westward until it hits 36. You gotta do some diagonal movin' on 270/36 otherwise, and though it will probably have more traffic, the gameday gridlock into Boulder doesn't really occur until after the mall in Broomfield. On gamedays I get into town later and expect a bigger turnout early on (like Texas last year), I exit McCaslin north and head through Louisville to Baseline. Not sure how much time that actually saves. This year was no problem because I show up 3 hours before kickoff for the tailgate and no opponent thus far has been a huge draw early on for the commuters. This one you're probably safe just taking 470 due west until it craps out and going 36 the rest of the way. You'll get there in time. Pinky swear.
     
  17. Duke

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    But you can smoke dope openly. The only traffic you'll hit is the massive convoy of Big Red Fans over running the Socialist Republic of Boulder.
     
  18. Idot Buff

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    You may hit heavy traffic on 36 flowing out of Boulder...no need to hang around for a football game....
     
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    I'd just take 70 to 270 to 36, but if you take the toll road, DON"T SPEED. The Broomfield cops love that thing(and it's so empty, it's real easy to want to do 90+).
     
  20. Mick Ronson

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    does that mean you guys, a group of hard-core joggers I assume, will realize your over-earnest running about half-way to Lyons?
     
  21. dcbuffman

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    Thanks for the invite. Where is the tailgate?

    Boulder is a strange town: On the one hand, law enforcement tolerates 10,000 kids smoking weed on 4/20, yet my son and most of his friends have been nabbed for underage drinking (with relatively expensive and time-consuming consequences). The campus police were walking through his dorm most nights during freshman year. Go figure.
     
  22. aik

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    Tailgate loc is stickied in the tailgate forum. Quick version: NW corner Farrand Hall.

    F the CUPD.
     
  23. Daaah

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    The CUPD are walking through the dorms now? Seriously? That is weird.
     
  24. MiamiBuffs

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    They did it when I was there in the early 90s. We'd see them just walking up and down the halls at random times poking their heads in any open doors. Knocking if they heard noise.

    Your on their property so not opening the door is not acceptable.
     
  25. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I lived in Libby 97 - 98 and can only remember seeing police in the hallway of my dorm once and they were called there.
     
  26. aik

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    Yep. I was in the dorms in '03 and one of theirs used a "noise complaint" to justify scanning the room while he was scolding us and finding a handle of McCormick's in plain view. **** my life for being careless.
     
  27. dio

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    I received a write-up from the CUPD... Interestingly, they asked to search the schools fridge, to which I said no, and they said 'okay' and didn't get pushy about it.
     
  28. aik

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    I'm planning out a roundabout route that goes through all parts of town tomorrow morning before I park for the tailgate. This will maximize the amount of Boulder that will hear my repeating playlist of "Fight CU" and "Colorado Swag" emanating from my vehicle.
     
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    Baker Hall 1972-75. Never saw the cops in the dorm or anywhere else for that matter. Sounds like things are very strict there now.
     

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