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  • Conor Dary
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    Eugene Park Rules...

    https://homelessineugene.wordpress.c...19/park-rules/

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by thedoorknobbroke View Post
    but most T&FN tours aren't like that, are they?
    WC tours no, but the Olympics are a different matter. in Munich I stayed near the Austrian border, a good hour out of Munich. Many people had long commutes in both LA and Atlanta. Sydney was close to an hour away.

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  • thedoorknobbroke
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Olympic tourism. T&FN tour in Barcelona stayed about 60M out of town. We'd indeed get home around midnight, head over to McDonalds for a late supper (gazpacho in a paper milk carton and a cerveza!).
    but most T&FN tours aren't like that, are they?

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  • Conor Dary
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    60 miles from Eugene wouldn't be that bad...but there isn't that much within that radius...

    And the smaller roads have occasional delays...

    Last edited by Conor Dary; 04-25-2019, 06:01 PM.

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by DrJay View Post
    Just caught up on these posts. That's lunacy. I had friends (non-track fans) who attended the Barcelona Olympics. Their accommodations were way the hell away from the venues. It was planes, trains, and automobiles morning and evening for them for 10 days or more. They'd have to get up at about 6am, travel, spectate till 9pm or 10pm, then reverse it, get to bed at like 1:00am, then get up and do it all over again......
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Olympic tourism. T&FN tour in Barcelona stayed about 60M out of town. We'd indeed get home around midnight, head over to McDonalds for a late supper (gazpacho in a paper milk carton and a cerveza!).

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  • Conor Dary
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    Sorry but it's illegal to camp in Hendricks Park....

    Accommodation for the World Championships is going to be something....there really isn't that much...

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  • DrJay
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    Originally posted by bruce3404 View Post
    I nearly died laughing when I heard the C of C rep on TV spouting the same nonsense. Perhaps she assumed that we would have a 1000 mile subway system and a massive rail network in the next few years? No one in their right mind would stay in Portland. Between driving and finding parking that could involve a daily 5 hour commute
    Just caught up on these posts. That's lunacy. I had friends (non-track fans) who attended the Barcelona Olympics. Their accommodations were way the hell away from the venues. It was planes, trains, and automobiles morning and evening for them for 10 days or more. They'd have to get up at about 6am, travel, spectate till 9pm or 10pm, then reverse it, get to bed at like 1:00am, then get up and do it all over again. I'd rather sleep in a sleeping bag in Hendricks Park for 10 days than commute from an hour or more away.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Here's a video of the consruction site, as of a few days ago.
    Slowly but surely. You can begin to see the finished structure. Cool.

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  • tandfman
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    Here's a video of the consruction site, as of a few days ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHIdFwV5t48

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    I could imagine people staying in Portland for a day....but all week or 10 days....yes...forget it...
    Good thing my sister lives 10 minutes from the stadium!!

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  • bruce3404
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    I could imagine people staying in Portland for a day....but all week or 10 days....yes...forget it...

    And the 'beautiful' drive between Eugene and Oakridge was closed today because of a landslide...
    Anyone who attends all sessions isn't going to want a 2 hour plus RT from Florence, either. I don't think the local C of C factors in the energy expended in attending the WCs, especially when much of the fan base is eligible for social security.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by bruce3404 View Post
    I nearly died laughing when I heard the C of C rep on TV spouting the same nonsense. Perhaps she assumed that we would have a 1000 mile subway system and a massive rail network in the next few years? No one in their right mind would stay in Portland. Between driving and finding parking that could involve a daily 5 hour commute
    I could imagine people staying in Portland for a day....but all week or 10 days....yes...forget it...

    And the 'beautiful' drive between Eugene and Oakridge was closed today because of a landslide...

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  • bruce3404
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Meanwhile....in the RG today.....

    Where will everyone stay?

    With hundreds of thousands of people expected to flock to Eugene and surrounding areas for the World Championships, Lane County is expected to be filled to the brim with tourists, spectators, athletes and their family and friends.

    Visitors are expected to be spread out across much of the state.


    She said the international nature of the event lends itself to a much larger market of opportunities, with people willing to travel for 90 minutes to two hours to get to where they’re staying during the event.

    “When we went to London in 2017 (for the World Championships) we asked people what they thought about a longer commute,” Westlund said. “They said it wouldn’t be a problem at all.”

    Westlund said Travel Lane County and other organizers want to fill out the area and will have no problem doing so, especially in areas along the coast and the smaller communities that surround Eugene, such as Cottage Grove, Creswell, Oakridge and others.

    “There will be some people who will want to be in Portland, and others who want to take the beautiful drive between Oakridge and Eugene,” she said. “We’ve also had a lot of interest in Florence.”

    But several thousand people also will stay in the immediate Eugene-Springfield area.

    There are about 5,200 hotel rooms in Lane County, with about 4,100 located in the Eugene-Springfield area, according to Westlund. She also said there are hundreds of vacation rentals throughout the county.


    https://www.registerguard.com/news/2...-championships
    I nearly died laughing when I heard the C of C rep on TV spouting the same nonsense. Perhaps she assumed that we would have a 1000 mile subway system and a massive rail network in the next few years? No one in their right mind would stay in Portland. Between driving and finding parking that could involve a daily 5 hour commute

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  • Conor Dary
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    Boatloads of rain lately....Uncle Phil sailed by....

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  • gm
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    Ken Goe had a link to a nice drone video from March 17, showing the progress of construction.

    https://twitter.com/KenGoe/status/1112790158238089216

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