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    Where do you park the car on Race Day?

    Just curious what the differing opinions are on this seemingly meaningless thought-point.

    I've found that roadies put thought into every aspect of the game. Let's see where you go with this one.

    Don't go off topic. We don't have time to read of your entire race day routine. We'll add to this later in another thread.
    For now, just stick to WHERE and WHY you park where you park.

    For the sake of clarity, this is for a Criterium. Not a Road Race.

    Here's mine: Within a block of the course, find a bank. Presuming the race is on a Sunday, I park underneath the drive thru window overhang. Out of the sun. Out of the rain.

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    I don't get it?


    The races I've been to have a parking lot established for all the racers. I guess if they did'nt I'd pick a spot away from the action so I would'nt get blocked in.

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    When possible I park within sight of the race so I have an idea of what's going on, if things are on time or how far behind they are. Also, I try to park under a tree or in some shade to keep my car as cool as possible because there is nothing worse than finishing a hard race and having to drive home in a 110 degree car.
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    huh? I park in the car park provided or the street. My bank is open on Sundays.

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    Next to the truck or bus of the hottest team in the event, then look for crums on their food table, sometimes they will invite you over for a bagel.
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    lol, hopefuly in the summer i can come back to this thread after i start racing.
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    not beside the church with the congregation letting out as your towel falls off and you moon 20 locals....

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    Here here.

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    Sure, anything to pass on? (You can PM me)

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    If the race is within 20 miles or so, I'll ride to it. Store the backpack when I get there. No parking stress.

    Otherwise, parking is a common sense thing depending upon the day and location. One probably shouldn't park in people's driveways or front yards.

    sun

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices
    Out of the rain.
    Is your car made of paper or something?

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    Paper car? No.
    Snow covered and ice-encrusted? Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices
    Paper car? No.
    Snow covered and ice-encrusted? Yep.
    you said out of the sun and rain, not blizzard...

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    My wife usually drives me to the events and she parks where ever she wants to park.

    The two crit venues I frequent (one is a drag strip and the other is an Olympic aquatic/rowing centre) have off street parking.
    The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people.

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    i park on the driveway and drive on the parkway

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