Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Starter
    Points: 38,944, Level: 60
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 106
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    AllBig12Drinker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    705
    Points
    38,944
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 14

    Colorado Trip/Gridiron Club

    Noticed this is going from Thursday-Monday. Anyone ever done this before? Not sure about riding the train but it look's like the Chiefs are playing at Denver the same weekend. Sounds like a good football trip.



  2. #2
    Prospect
    Points: 4,804, Level: 20
    Level completed: 39%, Points required for next Level: 246
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    64
    Points
    4,804
    Level
    20
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Colorado Trip/Gridiron Club

    I haven't heard anything specific about the Grid Club, but I was planning on making the trip out there for the game. I've thought about taking the train--has anyone taken the train out to CO for a game? Is that preferrable to driving? Im looking forward to a game in Boulder. Always heard there's a lot of Cyclone fans out there for the games.



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 48,541, Level: 68
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 1,209
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Cy Hard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    2,612
    Points
    48,541
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 178
    Given: 63

    Re: Colorado Trip/Gridiron Club

    Speak to the GridIron Club, their is a planned trip. If you search here, there was a previous thread that detailed it.


    Cyclone
    Iowa State became the Cyclones after they leveled Northwestern in 1895. As the Chicago Tribune (9/29/1895) noted:
    'Struck by a Cyclone
    It Comes from Iowa and Devastates Evanston Town'

  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 185,851, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ajk4st8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    15,385
    Points
    185,851
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 153
    Given: 342

    Re: Colorado Trip/Gridiron Club

    Might be the best place to road trip in the Big 12 if you make a weekend out of it.

    Plus it should be a winnable game.



  5. #5
    Recruit
    Points: 5,169, Level: 21
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 381
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    94
    Points
    5,169
    Level
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 5

    Re: Colorado Trip/Gridiron Club

    I went two years ago. Train leaves around 8:00pm Thursday from Osceola and arrives about 9:00am in Denver. Have to walk to the hotel, or taxi I guess. We were on the look out for a bloody mary and the walk felt good after being on the train for 12 hours. Everything was on time this trip, but was told that other times things were really late. The train doesn't leave Sunday until evening, and then you arrive back in Osceola in the morning.

    We toured the mint and walked around lower Denver on Friday, and most of Sunday. A bus took us to Boulder for the tailgate and game and then back again. Plenty of stuff to do, tons of bars and restaurants within walking distance.

    Not sure I'm going again, but not because it wasn't a good time, just bad timing this time around.

    Worth the trip.



  6. #6
    Prospect
    Points: 5,585, Level: 22
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 465
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    ankenycyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    52
    Points
    5,585
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    Re: Colorado Trip/Gridiron Club

    Quote Originally Posted by AllBig12Drinker View Post
    Noticed this is going from Thursday-Monday. Anyone ever done this before? Not sure about riding the train but it look's like the Chiefs are playing at Denver the same weekend. Sounds like a good football trip.
    It is a good time. Trip has both members and non-members of the CGC on it. The train was a lot of fun, went two years ago. Can bring on food and drinks, though they have a snack and dinner car. Several options available. See Cyclone Grid Iron Club - Rocky Mountain Cy 2010 for more details. Get there typically early Friday and have the day to do whatever you want. Sat. buses take the group to the stadium/tailgate and back to Denver hotel afterward. Very well organized and worth the price. Fare includes:

    • Roundtrip reserved coach seat on the train, Osceola-Denver.
    • Luggage transfers between Denver Union Station and the hotel.
    • 2 nights in the hotel, including hot breakfast buffet Saturday and Sunday.
    • Roundtrip bus transportation to Boulder.
    • Game ticket.

    The train does leave for Iowa on Sunday, so not sure how that would work with the KC v Denver game...would have to look at the schedules.

    Cheers


    Last edited by ankenycyclone; 05-10-2010 at 01:31 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM