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Old 06-06-2008, 10:14 AM
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Man choices on the route.

Thinking . . . .
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:27 PM
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Thanks for the links Dave


For the I70/Hwy 40 Route
According to what I could see on the Utah site (2nd one Dave listed), the only road construction planned for Hwy 40 is in August so that should not be a concern. I checked CDOT's Construction Map and I don't see anything of concern other that some roadwork in Silverthorne. Looks like it should be relatively clear sailing


For the I80 route
Well, you should probably look for yourself if you are going that way. Looks to be a couple sections (about 10 miles total) in Western WY where I80 will be down to one lane and speeds reduced to 10mph.

Aside from this, the only thing I saw was construction in Wendover listed.
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:04 PM
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Ok, given Jeff's research I'm now starting to lean towards route B, the 40 route, what do you guys think? The logic presented is...

route A (I-80) is 75 minutes shorter than route B (hwy 40), per google. (ok, per Corsair, on Google)

route A now includes a 51.5 minute delay (10 miles @ 10mph, instead of 10 miles @ 70mph)

so route A is now only 23.5 minutes faster, all other things being equal.

Guess it comes down to how much faster you drive than google drives, but 23 minutes is starting to sound like a wash and I too also kind of hate I-80, with all the wind, trucks, and boring scenery it provides. Plus I can peek at how much snow is still up near Bill Moore, Jones Pass, etc.

challenge my math: is it more than a 23 minute difference?
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:36 PM
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I will still be doing the flat route of I-80.
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So is I70 to 6 (Green River) to 15 to 80.....Just plain stupid? This is how I usually go.. How much longer is this?? Sorry to digress.

And is it faster given the traffic delay on 80 to do 70-40-80?
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For the group headed west on Hwy 40, how about let's meet up at the McDonald's in Idaho Springs at 9:00 a.m.? That's exit 241 on I-70.
Jeff and I have packed up the 80 and will be at McDonald's at 9:00 a.m. I think the only one meeting us is Chris Davis in his FJC. We'll be hooking up with the Armbrusters just after lunch. See you all in Wendover tomorrow night!

And... bring beer!
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Tim Nakari and I passed each other this morning on US 285 near North Turkey Creek. He was headed down the hill, I was going up to work. He looked like he had his 80 loaded up with gear on the roof rack, I was in the 40 I did Spring Creek on yesterday. We exchanged cruiser waves, and I thought about how much fun you guys are going to have.

You guys have a great trip out and back, and a great time wheeling. Happy cruisin'!
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