Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Durham, NC
Bikes: Trek 720 hybrid; 2007 Specialized Tricross Comp
I've heard cyclists complain if racks are too far from where they want to shop, etc. In that instance, I can't see crying about it. In your case, however, I think it depends on how much of a hurry you were in. Chances are that nobody would notice your bike in either location if it was just there for 10 or 15 minutes. If you worked in that building every day all day and the covered rack was safe, use it.