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Old 12-04-2008, 04:48 PM
 
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Wanttomove east! Your right! Durango got pounded last weekend. Grand Junction misses a lot of the storms that come up from 4 corners, and miss a lot of them coming in from the north. As they usually do, this storm is following the continental divide and east. Everytime I think of Durango and weather, I think of Silverton, north of Durango. At the end of February this past winter they had 9 feet of snow on the ground. YIKES!!
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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omg Silverton is a true winter wonderland!!!
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA
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question......do you guys need to use chains to drive around? Or is that only in mountain areas?
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Mountainous areas mostly...Here in Denver, people wouldn't last a minute in heavy snow....or in South Florida for that matter. The retirees down there drive faster!

But seriously, that SUV comment...Don't like being low on the road, get one! I like being higher up, but I still let people over. Here's a thought, tiny cars...um the left lane was meant to pass. Not roll at 40 mph when there is snow...(oh yes, but the highway is only wet, not snowed over)

I hear from locals that some get a jolly from creeping slow on the freeway. That's fine with me. Stay right there, while I go get my brush guard that I ordered. Go ahead...stay right there. Now, my frustration from a so-called wilderness driving region all aside...

Seriously, does anyone else agree that driving too slow can cause problems on the road. I bet I don't hear much on this one, considering that most of Denver thinks it's ok to drive 40 mph on the freeway. Seriously, that's dangerous! I know what you're thinking, too slow for me is 75...No, I am talking when I am driving under the speed limit and still have to slam on my brakes due to some old fogie in the front that is going 40mph....That is dangerous!

But then, I guess you won't understand that till someone runs into you. As far as the SUV creeping up on you...I'm on your side on that one...That's just stupid. Especially in this weather. Better late than dead people...But now I am having flashbacks of Office Space, that man in the walker going faster than me on the road....maybe I should get a bicycle to get to Westminster!
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Yay - snow!! DD was home for Thanksgiving and we almonst didn't get her back up to Laramie - between I-25 and I-80 having closures Sun. a.m. We do need the snow and I am happy to see it. So happy to hear Loveland is getting some. I was worried I bought all those 4-passes and they would be in my glove compartment all winter. We do have an SUV but we do also know how to drive in the snow. Nothing P----s me off more than some idiot flying up/down I-70 in a Suburban/Tahoe/Hummer weaving in and out of traffic. I swear, all those warm weather transplants figure as long as you spend $60K on a vehicle you just can drive the same way you always do - which is often scary even on dry pavement.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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Mountainous areas mostly...Here in Denver, people wouldn't last a minute in heavy snow....or in South Florida for that matter. The retirees down there drive faster!

But seriously, that SUV comment...Don't like being low on the road, get one! I like being higher up, but I still let people over. Here's a thought, tiny cars...um the left lane was meant to pass. Not roll at 40 mph when there is snow...(oh yes, but the highway is only wet, not snowed over)

I hear from locals that some get a jolly from creeping slow on the freeway. That's fine with me. Stay right there, while I go get my brush guard that I ordered. Go ahead...stay right there. Now, my frustration from a so-called wilderness driving region all aside...

Seriously, does anyone else agree that driving too slow can cause problems on the road. I bet I don't hear much on this one, considering that most of Denver thinks it's ok to drive 40 mph on the freeway. Seriously, that's dangerous! I know what you're thinking, too slow for me is 75...No, I am talking when I am driving under the speed limit and still have to slam on my brakes due to some old fogie in the front that is going 40mph....That is dangerous!

But then, I guess you won't understand that till someone runs into you. As far as the SUV creeping up on you...I'm on your side on that one...That's just stupid. Especially in this weather. Better late than dead people...But now I am having flashbacks of Office Space, that man in the walker going faster than me on the road....maybe I should get a bicycle to get to Westminster!
Yes, I agree. Driving too slow is just as dangerous as driving too fast. If you want to drive at or under the speed limit, stay in the right lane: simple as that.

I don't think that "most" drivers in Denver drive 40 on the freeway (although I do occasionally see those drivers and I will never understand what they are thinking). In my experience, the flow of traffic typically exeeds the speed limit by 10 to 15mph on the freeways. This is of course, excluding rush hour when traffic moves much slower due to congestion and in some cases, plain stupidity.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Anybody else drive I-25 between Denver and Fort Collins yesterday? Saw about half a dozen rollovers and 2-3 dozen drive-offs. FC got much more snow than we did down here.

I recorded a -6F temperature at Pena/Tower today at 4:52AM (12/5/08). Probably the coldest I've seen in life so far. Bring it on!
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Yay!!! It finally snowed! I hate snow but I hate it when it doesn't snow because it doesn't feel like CO you know. I don't drive I take the lightrail that way I won't have to be scared everytime I try to break or make a turn or being close to crazy drivers. lol
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:42 PM
 
Location: CO
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Now snowing all around Denver and no one even mentions it.

So how is it everyone?

I heard that Loveland ski area got 49" of new snow in three days!
yeah was at loveland for that storm was INSANE ..... A sign on chair one said 61" at top and counting.....most spots were chest deep
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:31 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yes, I agree. Driving too slow is just as dangerous as driving too fast. If you want to drive at or under the speed limit, stay in the right lane: simple as that.

I don't think that "most" drivers in Denver drive 40 on the freeway (although I do occasionally see those drivers and I will never understand what they are thinking). In my experience, the flow of traffic typically exeeds the speed limit by 10 to 15mph on the freeways. This is of course, excluding rush hour when traffic moves much slower due to congestion and in some cases, plain stupidity.
I completely disagree that driving too slow is as dangerous as driving too fast. There are several reports on this thread of people being rear-ended during yesterday's snowstorm. That's because the rear-enders were driving too fast to stop in time. You have to be able to stop; at lights, stop signs, etc. I suppose there could be some rare case of people actually driving too slow, but I've lived here 28 yrs and I don't recall seeing one yet. I've seen lots of people drive too fast.
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