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Old 04-19-2010, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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I'll predict hot in the desert, and cold/tolerable in the mountains.

Plan on the following for fuel stops:
Vegas (2nd to last chance for In-N-Out)
St. George, UT (last chance for In-N-Out)
I can relate to this bigtime
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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So in june i'm driving from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs. What is the I-70 like? i heard that all weather conditions can occur in the mountains in co? is that true? what should i expect? gas prices?

Why do you say the? I would just would say what is I-70 like. Just had to ask.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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He's a California guy, that's how all of them refer to the interstates. It's just a slang term. Take a look at a map, and count the amount of interstate highways that go through that state. Colorado has five. California has at least 15, maybe more.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:24 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Those silver Dodge Chargers parked on the side are Troopers. I70 is a very scenic drive, and then there's this tunnel. Oh the tunnel.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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He's a California guy, that's how all of them refer to the interstates. It's just a slang term. Take a look at a map, and count the amount of interstate highways that go through that state. Colorado has five. California has at least 15, maybe more.
Oh ok, it sounds like he's talking abut a ride. did you go on the ----roller coaster. Lol Thanks.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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Those silver Dodge Chargers parked on the side are Troopers. I70 is a very scenic drive, and then there's this tunnel. Oh the tunnel.
What's the big deal about the Eisenhower Tunnel?

Actually, to be correct, the westbound bore is the Eisenhower Tunnel and the eastbound is the Edwin C. Johnson Tunnel. They are well named, as they represent the epitome of pork barrel politics. Eisenhower, for all of the good things he did as President, was also the father of the Interstate Highway system--modeled after Hitler's Autobahns--the Interstate system being the biggest national experiment in socialism that the world has ever seen, and one that will likely be regarded by future generations as one of the most wasteful mistakes ever made by any country. Edwin Johnson, a former Colorado Governor and US Senator was, despite the good things he did, a consummate supporter of the kind of log-rolling pork barrel spending that is part of why this country is in such trouble. The only more grandiose misguided spending of taxpayer money in Colorado has to be the 12 miles of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, arguably one of the most expensive pieces of highway per mile anywhere on the planet, which was also a colossal mistake. Much more practical and cheaper alternatives were available, but the highway lobby--only slightly less obnoxious than the real estate development lobby--would have nothing to do with that cheaper alternative. So, Colorado got stuck with that monstrosity in Glenwood Canyon, the taxpayers got to pay for it (and continue to pay for it because it's a maintenance nightmare), and a bunch of road contractors got rich from it. Every time I drive that highway (which I loathe doing), it reminds me of the things that are screwing this country up.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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Those silver Dodge Chargers parked on the side are Troopers. I70 is a very scenic drive, and then there's this tunnel. Oh the tunnel.

I70 is beautiful, all the way to Glenwood Springs. We used to have a place in Edwards.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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Consider parking your car in Grand Junction - CO and take Amtrak thru the Rockies instead. It's more scenic and a much slower pace, that allows you to sit back, relax, enjoy the ride, and watch the fantastic scenery along the way.

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Old 04-20-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Or just take the 40 to Albuquerque and hang a left at the 25 and avoid the damned 70.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:01 PM
 
Location: western Centennial, CO
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What's the big deal about the Eisenhower Tunnel?

Actually, to be correct, the westbound bore is the Eisenhower Tunnel and the eastbound is the Edwin C. Johnson Tunnel. They are well named, as they represent the epitome of pork barrel politics. Eisenhower, for all of the good things he did as President, was also the father of the Interstate Highway system--modeled after Hitler's Autobahns--the Interstate system being the biggest national experiment in socialism that the world has ever seen, and one that will likely be regarded by future generations as one of the most wasteful mistakes ever made by any country. Edwin Johnson, a former Colorado Governor and US Senator was, despite the good things he did, a consummate supporter of the kind of log-rolling pork barrel spending that is part of why this country is in such trouble. The only more grandiose misguided spending of taxpayer money in Colorado has to be the 12 miles of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, arguably one of the most expensive pieces of highway per mile anywhere on the planet, which was also a colossal mistake. Much more practical and cheaper alternatives were available, but the highway lobby--only slightly less obnoxious than the real estate development lobby--would have nothing to do with that cheaper alternative. So, Colorado got stuck with that monstrosity in Glenwood Canyon, the taxpayers got to pay for it (and continue to pay for it because it's a maintenance nightmare), and a bunch of road contractors got rich from it. Every time I drive that highway (which I loathe doing), it reminds me of the things that are screwing this country up.
Interesting history. Out of curiosity - what were the cheaper and more practical alternatives?
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