Oh. My. God. I need to take an art course or something....I was quite sad that I didn't get to be involved in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Denver this weekend. I've participated for years, and this is the first year in a long time that I didn't get to go. I just didn't have the time, or the $25 dollar registration fee, to spare.
This Sunday, the day of the race, the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Rockies (possibly), and the Colorado Avalanche are all playing home games.
Denver is going to be a madhouse! Navigating through Denver traffic on a day when just one of these events takes place is a nightmare.
Ooooh, let's do some math for fun!
**Skip the following section, I got a little carried away with something that no one else cares about but me. I have reached new heights (depths?) of geekiness.
Mile High stadium holds 76,125 people. Every home game the Broncos have played since the last game in 1969 has been sold out; traffic is a bitch directly before and immediately after the game.
Coors field, the Rockies home, holds 50,200 people. Rarely are the seats full because the Rockies suck. EXCEPT this year they're kicking ass and the stadium has been sold out.
The capacity of the Pepsi Center during an Avalanche game is 18,129 people. Also, the Pepsi center is directly across the highway from Mile High stadium and Coors field is less than a mile away from both.
The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure conveniently starts in the Pepsi Center's parking lot. Denver's race has been the nation's largest 3 years in a row; last year the turnout was nearly 65,500 people.
Now, luckily all these events aren't starting all at once, but there are overlaps. If every event is at capacity that means that there will be approximately 210,000 people traveling to practically the same place.
Denver's population is around 555,000 from the 2000 census. almost 40% of Denver's entire population will be concentrated within a mile. Obviously, not all at once, but let's pretend for fun.
If we say that 15% of the people won't show (31,500), that still leaves 178,500 people. I take the light rail when I go to events in Denver; it's easier to park far south of Denver and take the rail, plus it saves gas. If 10% of the remaining people (17,850) took the light rail instead of driving on the interstate that still leaves 160,050 people driving around. Now obviously there will be more than one person per car, so let's just say that the average auto will carry 4 people. That means that around 40,162 extra cars will be on the interstate on Sunday!
Even though my estimates are probably retardedly high, they're at least in the ball park. Even if you cut the number in half, 105,000 people all convening within a mile would not be my idea of a good time.
So, in conclusion, I'm not so sad I'll be missing the Race for the Cure. The Boobie-Thon was perfect substitution. Maybe next year I'll do both!
Also, no one has guessed my boobies correctly yet which makes me sad. I'm rather proud of my boobies.