My Denver Experience

Discussion in 'Sports' started by tkitna, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. tkitna

    tkitna "Jim Jordan 2024"

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    I live in the northern panhandle between the cities of Wellsburg and Bethany out in the country. Its about 20 minutes away from Wheeling (which is south of me). I can be in Ohio or Pennsylvania in about 15 minutes. There aren't any taxi services in Wellsburg, Bethany, or Follansbee and those are the 3 nearest towns.
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  2. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    Uber is in a lot of places where taxis wouldn't go.

    But it looks like you're just outside both the Pittsburgh coverage area and the Morgantown area.

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  3. stewjames39

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    The stadium - I thought it was funny that they decided to install rusty, metal flooring under the seats for noise. Thats some cheesy stuff there. It looks terrible. Also, why is the stadium in BFE? Its out in the middle of nowhere. People told us to take the free mall shuttle to the end and its a short half mile walk. Yeah, lets try about 5 miles. WTF?

    The flooring is a nod to the old mile high construction and the noise it made when people stomped their feet, Rocky Mountain Thunder! At the time one of the loudest stadiums around. As for BFE, Santa Clara 49ers? Arlington Cowboys? Landover Redskins? Foxborough Patriots?
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  4. tkitna

    tkitna "Jim Jordan 2024"

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    Have not been to any of those. Maybe someday
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  5. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    If there's a word I'd use to describe Denver, it's "gritty." It's an industrial town...if you want beauty, drive to Golden.

    If you want things to do, you have to head out of town. A drive up Pike's Peak. Blackhawk, aside from the casinos, is dripping with history. And the drive up there, on US 6, is an experience.

    Numerous hiking and camping areas. I've been away for 22 years, and I only lived there two...so I've forgotten a lot.

    But...yeah. In town, all there is to do is the museums and tours. The Mint. Coors in Golden. Beyond that...fun is where you find it.

    The immaturity of the populace is the result of the infestation of, how shall I say, non-natives. From places where immaturity is celebrated.
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  6. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat Super Supporter

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    The original Mile High Stadium was the best, parking in front of the old Nugget's basketball arena (mcnichols?) taking four parking spots for RV tailgating for $20 and true Rocky Mountain Thunder. Everybody went home filled with good karma after a good time. When they built the new stadium, well it was just that, a new stadium with no cattle troughs in the men's rooms, those were the good old days of mass urination and minimal waiting inline............ ) yup, this dates me back a few decades.
    I moved away from the Front Range, (Ft Collins 12 yrs ago) because of the weather and too many people. When it is nice it is very nice but sucks the next day with snow, wind, below freezing or zero temp and bad air inversions aka smog and severe summer storms. Great place to be from tho.
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