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07-22-2012, 07:57 PM
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Possibly Awkward and Embarrassing Flatlander Question

Hey Team,
So I was just in Stapelton, CO this past week living the dream. I start a new job tomorrow and had training there with a bunch of people from all over. Well, the training was pointless and a waste of taxpayer money, but I met many stellar people. Quite a few will be working in Boulder.

This leads to the crux of the matter. I was born in Oklahoma and now live in Kansas. These are flat areas. Is Boulder in some ridiculously treacherous mountainous area I need to take extra precautions for when driving there to visit all of these quality people? I feel kind of dumb asking, but I figure anonymous internet foolishness beats a Donner Party situation

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Four wheel drive doesn't make you invinceble nor does it help you stop.

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boulder is terrifying. you'll definitely need to hire an experienced guide equipped with an all terrain vehicle with 4wd and ultra high clearance. might wanna put snow tires on too just for the extra traction. make sure to bring all your winter clothes too cuz you never know.

jk man, you'll be fine in a prius

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Four wheel drive doesn't make you invinceble nor does it help you stop.
I drive a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. So driving in an overly aggressive manner has never been a problem

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boulder is terrifying. you'll definitely need to hire an experienced guide equipped with an all terrain vehicle with 4wd and ultra high clearance. might wanna put snow tires on too just for the extra traction. make sure to bring all your winter clothes too cuz you never know.

jk man, you'll be fine in a prius
This is what I was hoping for and kind of expecting, haha.

Thanks all! I had a nice time, your state is rather pleasant and just about all the locals I met were really nice!

I think I may try to coincide a road trip out to see the Aves play this year as I've only ever been to games in Pittsburgh and St. Louis.

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The roads to Boulder are good. If you want head west or north then I recommend anything that is decent in snow.

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Boulder actually isn't in the mountains and driving there is pretty much the same as anywhere else, just watch for the cyclists.

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The roads to Boulder are good. If you want head west or north then I recommend anything that is decent in snow.
36 sucks, I make the commute up it every single day.

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In Boulder the last thing to worry about is snow on the roads...it seems to melt very fast there.

When In Boulder you have to be more worried about drunk students running across roads without even looking....just about every hour of the day. Also when I worked in Boulder you constantly dealing with cyclists that don't follow the rules of the road. There is a really annoying train track running through town as well. Other than that conditions are worst elsewhere!

Welcome to Colorado! What part of Kansas were you living in?

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Four wheel drive doesn't make you invinceble nor does it help you stop.
Nor does it give you the right to drive 75 in a blizzard.

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Nor does it give you the right to drive 75 in a blizzard.
The funny thing about that, those plates usually are from Texas or California

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Just avoid the naked hippies on bicycles and you should be ok driving in Boulder.

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Just avoid Boulder and you should be ok driving in Boulder.

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Do you have access to sled dogs?

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Just avoid Boulder and you should be ok driving in Boulder.
This would honestly sum up my feelings too

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An SUV is a waste of money here and more accident prone. The streets and parking on the west side of town are tight so you are better off with a more maneuverable vehicle.

The mass transit in town is good and an worth considering.

The snow doesn't stick much and melts in a day or two. Usually there's only a couple of big storms every year.

Out of state students from Cali and Texas who haven't ever driven on snow are a huge pain.

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Sorry, Boulder's full and there is a waiting list to get in.

Just kidding. The biggest hazard up here are high school/college girls texting while they drive, and soccer moms trying to navigate their SUV's while on the phone. And drunk college students crossing the road, even though there is a new ped tunnel under Broadway, or breaking into your house at 3 AM and getting shot (that happened a few months ago).

People on bike's are fair game.

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An SUV is a waste of money here and more accident prone. The streets and parking on the west side of town are tight so you are better off with a more maneuverable vehicle.

The mass transit in town is good and an worth considering.

The snow doesn't stick much and melts in a day or two. Usually there's only a couple of big storms every year.

Out of state students from Cali and Texas who haven't ever driven on snow are a huge pain.
Interpretted for non-Colorado Drivers - Buy a Subaru. There is a reason it's pretty much the state car of Colorado.

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The roads to Boulder are good. If you want head west or north then I recommend anything that is decent in snow.
Sweet, all I really wanted to know. I will just keep my eyes open for falling...boulders

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Boulder actually isn't in the mountains and driving there is pretty much the same as anywhere else, just watch for the cyclists.
Oh, sweet. Even better!

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In Boulder the last thing to worry about is snow on the roads...it seems to melt very fast there.

When In Boulder you have to be more worried about drunk students running across roads without even looking....just about every hour of the day. Also when I worked in Boulder you constantly dealing with cyclists that don't follow the rules of the road. There is a really annoying train track running through town as well. Other than that conditions are worst elsewhere!

Welcome to Colorado! What part of Kansas were you living in?
Oh, I am still living in Kansas. I live in Lawrence, so I am used to drunk idiots, haha. I just wanted to visit the new friends I made out that way.

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Just avoid the naked hippies on bicycles and you should be ok driving in Boulder.
Got it.

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Just avoid Boulder and you should be ok driving in Boulder.
So much negativity for a fan of Gandhi

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Do you have access to sled dogs?
Tragically, I do not.

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An SUV is a waste of money here and more accident prone. The streets and parking on the west side of town are tight so you are better off with a more maneuverable vehicle.

The mass transit in town is good and an worth considering.

The snow doesn't stick much and melts in a day or two. Usually there's only a couple of big storms every year.

Out of state students from Cali and Texas who haven't ever driven on snow are a huge pain.
I find Texans in general to be huge pains to deal with

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Sorry, Boulder's full and there is a waiting list to get in.

Just kidding. The biggest hazard up here are high school/college girls texting while they drive, and soccer moms trying to navigate their SUV's while on the phone. And drunk college students crossing the road, even though there is a new ped tunnel under Broadway, or breaking into your house at 3 AM and getting shot (that happened a few months ago).

People on bike's are fair game.
This all sounds shockingly familiar. Maybe college towns have more in common than we all want to admit

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Interpretted for non-Colorado Drivers - Buy a Subaru. There is a reason it's pretty much the state car of Colorado.
lol.I've never thought to buy a Subaru. I am quite pleased with my Hyundai

Thanks everyone. I no longer fear plummeting to my untimely death when visiting your state next!

Also,as an aside,maybe it was just the small-ish sample size, but I found the lady-folk in the area to be a lot more down to earth than in other parts of the country. Less makeup, more approachable. Even if it was not the case, oh well. I now approve of your state (I didn't disapprove before, I was just indifferent).

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lol.I've never thought to buy a Subaru. I am quite pleased with my Hyundai
Well if you change your mind, I know a good place where you can buy a Subaru.


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Well if you change your mind, I know a good place where you can buy a Subaru.

This TV commercial is simply Epic , that Jingle is awesome

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that commercial just reminds me of Avs games on Altitude. I dont think I have ever seen it broadcast on any other station but on Avs games it's on every commercial break. rediculous. haha

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lol.I've never thought to buy a Subaru. I am quite pleased with my Hyundai
I never did either, until I drove one. My wife's 2005 Forester XT, 2.5L Turbo with a 5 speed manual. There is something very satisfying about a small SUV/station wagon that will out accelerate most sports cars.

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