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Old 05-01-09, 08:13 AM   #1
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Memorial Hall Criterium (Philly)

Anybody planning on doing the Memorial Hall Criterium in Philadelphia this Sunday (May 3)? I'm new to town and not sure what the loop is. Thanks.
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Old 05-01-09, 08:15 AM   #2
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I was going to until my Girlfriend shut down that idea because of a celebration on her campus...Maybe I'll still find a way out there
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The memorial hall area is like a little pocket of amazing in a big **** hole of slum. Of course now it's a Please Touch Museum, instead of the decrepit structure it used to be, but it still left me awestruck everytime I rode through it.

It's pancake flat with 4 rectangular corners, generally there's some wind but not much.

Sometimes I wish I stilled lived in Philly.
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I'll be there with a couple people from my team. I think it is a pretty short course, should be a straightforward fast, flat 4 turn crit. Fun!
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Thanks for the help, and the poetry. Is the course right in front of the building then down through the arches? It looks like there might be a finish line 20' past the arches. Thanks again.
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If they really wanted to make this a test of handling and acceleration abilities, the course would be the little rectangle around the fountain between N and S Concourse.
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actually if they really wanted to make it fun they would have done it around the small loop just northeast of the course. there is a hard right where the inside is banked hard and the outside is way off camber.
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Had been planning to race, but my saturday is going to be hell and I am never gonna be able to function early enought to get over there..
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actually if they really wanted to make it fun they would have done it around the small loop just northeast of the course. there is a hard right where the inside is banked hard and the outside is way off camber.
Is that how they routed the Phlyer? I saw the route down on WRD, but I didn't see how they'd done the loop around the concourse and back out to Sweetbriar Dr.
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A pickup truck hit-and-ran a cyclist at this race. I'm not sure if it was in the pit area or one of the adjacent roads, but the police were not able to catch him, the racer was taken away in an ambulance, and from what I could see of the mangled bike sitting in the trunk of a patrol car, it looked pretty bad. Anybody know anything more?
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A pickup truck hit-and-ran a cyclist at this race. I'm not sure if it was in the pit area or one of the adjacent roads, but the police were not able to catch him, the racer was taken away in an ambulance, and from what I could see of the mangled bike sitting in the trunk of a patrol car, it looked pretty bad. Anybody know anything more?
:-( I
hope that someone taking pics or video errantly captured the pick-up so the driver can be identified, THEN hunted down privately before the police capture him, THEN his ass beaten, THEN justice adjudicated in a court room and finally convicted and sent away for a min of 5yrs before any chance of parole.
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