I'm doing the bike leg of a biathlon (my first race, yay!), and i'm concerned about the logistics of warming up. The rules state that that the my bike has to be on the rack in the transition area in order for me to get tagged by my runner, but it doesn't say if it's OK to keep the bike out of the transition area until shortly before the runner arrives. It's a short run - 2 miles - and so ideally i'd start warming up a few minutes before the runner even leaves, and then rack the bike in the transition area just a minute or two before I expect him to arrive.
Is there a "usual" way relay biathlons work with respect to this?
Thanks for any advice
ps - yes, i've tried contact the race coordinators but haven't had much luck yet..