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CMP Trip and Talladega Traffic?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Gordon_Freeman, May 3, 2012.

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  1. Gordon_Freeman

    Gordon_Freeman Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  4. Gordon_Freeman

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Please give an update after you go. I'm interested in going (never been) and would like to know what it's like.
    Thanks!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  9. billyg1956

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    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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  10. Gordon_Freeman

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    billyg1956, this will be my 5th trip there. It is awesome. It is really worth it to make the trip, even from Texas.
     
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    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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