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Offline BillL

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Drive to eat, eat to drive
« on: August 13, 2015, 11:02:30 AM »
I'm planning a trip to Denver in September.  a two-cage, two couple trip to visit some Triple D joints.  Can't go to Denver without a day trip or two out and back to and from the near front range stuff.

Anything that I should stay away from due to construction or disaster?

Possibilities include Trail Ridge Road to Estes Park.  Maybe past and down to Grand Lake.  Or down 7/72/119 to Central City.  Or maybe 7 to Lyons.  Boulder Canyon Drive?  Coal Creek Canyon Road?  Gap/Twin Spruce?

Loveland Pass?  Berthound Pass?

Too many options, too little time.

Any and all advice appreciated.

Bill

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Re: Drive to eat, eat to drive
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 11:37:30 AM »
I'm planning a trip to Denver in September.  a two-cage, two couple trip to visit some Triple D joints. 



What's a triple D joint?
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Re: Drive to eat, eat to drive
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 11:47:03 AM »
I'm planning a trip to Denver in September.  a two-cage, two couple trip to visit some Triple D joints. 



What's a triple D joint?

Diners, Drive inns, and Dives.
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Re: Drive to eat, eat to drive
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 11:49:49 AM »
What he said ^

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Re: Drive to eat, eat to drive
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 12:16:55 PM »
Triple D... I assumed it was a "medicinal" trip for some of CO's herb.

www.COtrip.org
is your reference to road status / construction.

I don't know of any road issues on the roads you mentioned. I've not been up Coal Creek or Boulder Canyon in a few years though. I was up at RMNP last night for the meteor shower and took Fall River up and Trail Ridge down (both to the east / estes side) and each was in great condition (1 or 2 year old asphalt on TRR from Alpine visitor center to Estes - likely on the western side as well)

I-70 had widening (add one lane, now three lanes) of the twin tunnels at Idaho Springs but that is complete enough to have each tunnel open with 3 lanes / no slowdown.

`haven't been up Berthoud Pass recently - cotrip for info.  34 (Loveland to Estes) is free flowing. 36 (Lyons to Estes) should be free flowing but might have remnants of construction in a couple spots - nothing I'd be concerned with unless cotrip says otherwise. 7 is sweetness (the St. Vrain river still shows striped bare riverbed from the flood though vegetation is coming back).

Enjoy the trip!  I'll be curious to recommendations for food stops...
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Re: Drive to eat, eat to drive
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 01:22:34 PM »
"Medicinal trip" ha, that's good.  :)

Much obliged for the info and the link.

Will report back.  Not set in stone yet, hopefully we'll get it in.

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Re: Drive to eat, eat to drive
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 02:31:52 PM »
Triple D... I assumed it was a "medicinal" trip for some of CO's herb.


And I assumed it was strip clubs.   :lol:

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Re: Drive to eat, eat to drive
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 05:27:24 PM »

I'm planning a trip to Denver in September.  a two-cage, two couple trip to visit some Triple D joints. 



What's a triple D joint?

Diners, Drive inns, and Dives.

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Re: Drive to eat, eat to drive
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2015, 11:23:44 AM »
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