CMP Trip and Talladega Traffic?


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Gordon_Freeman
May 3, 2012, 10:57 AM
I'm thinking about going to the CMP South Store this Saturday. I know there is going to be a race at Talladega then. I want to get there when the store opens at 8am. Do I need to get started extra early to avoid traffic? Does anyone have experience with traffic on I-20 during these races?

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zdc1775
May 3, 2012, 12:20 PM
Its pretty bad for about the last fifteen to twenty miles and heavy for a while before that. Don't know where your coming from in Georgia but taking 78 will help you avoid most of the traffic.

Tinker
May 3, 2012, 01:07 PM
Agreed....78 is a good detour if I-20 is a mess. Lived around here for 30 years and generally the worst traffic is after the race is over. Most of the time up to that point I-20 is passable.

Gordon_Freeman
May 3, 2012, 03:06 PM
Thanks guys. I forgot to mention I will be coming from Atlanta. Sounds like the trip is still possible. I don't want to get there any later than 8am.

Twiki357
May 4, 2012, 02:07 AM
Saterday is the Nationwide race. It doesn't start untill 3:00 pm so I would suspect that you would be okay any time before 10/11 am. I don't know Talladega traffic patterns, but based on Phoenix, the traffic hassel is for the 2 to 4 hours before the race.

35Rem
May 4, 2012, 08:24 AM
Please give an update after you go. I'm interested in going (never been) and would like to know what it's like.
Thanks!

gearhead
May 4, 2012, 07:47 PM
Saturday shouldn't be too bad, especially in the morning. I used to live in Gadsden, about 35 miles north of there, and Sunday was a stay inside day. If you had to run errands you dashed out about 45 minutes after the race started and got back a half hour before it ended.

Gordon_Freeman
May 4, 2012, 10:23 PM
Thanks gearhead. It sounds like I won't have a problem. I would just wait for the next weekend but that is mother's day weekend. I can't wait to check out all the service grade rifles.

billyg1956
May 4, 2012, 11:15 PM
I've ALWAYS wanted a Garand...and since I've recently learned about the store in Bama...seems a long-change weekend trip just might be in order. I'll spend my next set of graveyards doing 2 things...planning and mapping the trip, and scheduling me a couple graveyards overtime to PAY for it...lol.

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Gordon_Freeman
May 4, 2012, 11:47 PM
billyg1956, this will be my 5th trip there. It is awesome. It is really worth it to make the trip, even from Texas.

billyg1956
May 8, 2012, 05:22 PM
billyg1956, this will be my 5th trip there. It is awesome. It is really worth it to make the trip, even from Texas.
The last time I was in 'Bama'...I was @ Redstone Arsenal. That was 1975. I'd imagine it's changed a bit....lol.

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