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Old 09-09-06, 10:55 PM
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how far do you travel

I was wondering how far you guys travel to go to your races? Pretty much keep it within your state?
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Old 09-10-06, 12:21 AM
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Pretty much. Think longest one was about 130 miles, one way, for a TT. Will be driving 300 something miles for Everest Challenge. Thats an exception since it's a two day stage race.
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I usually drive 2-3 hours to get to races. However, my collegiate races often take 4+ hours to get to. But I stay the weekend so its really not too bad.
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I try to stay under 4 hours for my races.
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I'll drive down to Georgia every now and then, as they've got a pretty nice racing scene. For the most part though, I like to keep it in the Carolinas.
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Detroit to Chicago for one-day events often. That's 6 hours.

Superweek is 8 hours away.

Used to drive to Indy to race at the track. 5 hours. Home by 3am sometimes.
Imagine driving 5 hours for one match sprint heat. That was the worst. I just wasn't ready to race.

5 hours to Dayton or Cincinnati.
4 hours to Columbus.

IT's good to do at least one big road trip each year just to see how other areas race.
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Australia is massive. I've driven most of it to get to races.

You could live in Ghent and ride to 3 races a week....sigh.
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3hrs to Cincinnati and Columbus (OH)
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Anything over 2-3 hours and I get a hotel room. Unfortunatlly for me living in the boonies I have to travel a minimum of 2-3 hours. There is one 'local' race that is an hour away. I mostly cross the border to North Carolina and will travel as far as Maryland and Washington DC (about 5 hours) and Richmond.
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I've only traveled 4 hrs to one race, and it was because I had relatives who lived nearby. Otherwise, I pretty much keep the travel time to less than 2 hours.

Pack fodder in Maryland feels a lot like pack fodder in Pennsylvania...
"Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."
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Old 09-11-06, 08:56 AM
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drove 5 hrs one way to get to the mt shasta hill climb... thats about the furthest I've been
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