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Old 10-24-2021, 02:51 PM
 
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I heard some 400k people showed up for F1. They said it was the largest showing for F1 ever recorded in the world.
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Old 10-24-2021, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Well the majority of them were on Ben white near Riverside at 10:30 this morning. Holy heck, there were people off roading to get to the Riverside exit heading east while I was heading home from sunset Valley from a 10k. I don’t even want to think about how traffic was coming from the other three directions. I’ve only been once and we got there right as the race ended to see Britney.
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Old 10-24-2021, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Well the majority of them were on Ben white near Riverside at 10:30 this morning. Holy heck, there were people off roading to get to the Riverside exit heading east while I was heading home from sunset Valley from a 10k. I don’t even want to think about how traffic was coming from the other three directions. I’ve only been once and we got there right as the race ended to see Britney.
My son & DIL sat in their usual seats on Turn 15.
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Old 10-24-2021, 07:29 PM
 
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It’s crazy out there. There’s people paying $300 or more to skip Uber waits. I’ve also heard of couples who paid $1,200 or more in just Uber rides this weekend. I had a few pickups that bribed me to come way out to Lago Vista (I was heavily tipped) … Kinda wish I brought my Camaro and went rogue. I could have given some F1 rides for a fee
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Old 10-24-2021, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Well I sat on my couch and watched HGtV while my middle school friend’s husband was there paying for the $1200 Uber ride. We’ve got a country music festival next weekend and then I think we’re done with major events (unless I missed something) until about SXSW time. There are a few bigger running races that bring people in town, but unless you’re in the community, or didn’t check for closures, you usually aren’t effected by those events.
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Old 10-25-2021, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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My son drives his own vehicle to the F1 race. Funny though, we haven’t heard from him since the finish.
Maybe he’s still fighting the traffic trying to get out of Del Valle.
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Old 10-25-2021, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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We drove in and out of COTA all weekend. An early start ensures a smooth journey. Yesterday was just too damn hot once the clouds burned off. Halfway through the race we began strolling back toward Lot T while watching the race from the track path. Got back to our car and rolled straight out without a lick of traffic. Within an hour all hell broke loose and we know people who took three hours getting out of that place.

We’ve attended all race events at COTA since day one and we’ve NEVER seen a turnout like this past weekend. Wall-to-wall people. Too few concessions. People still trying to drive in and park after the race started. STILL inadequate shade for that number of people. A wonderful event, but still much work to be done out there.

We’ve affectionately begun to refer to COTA events as the Bataan Death March. It’s just brutal out there. Mother Nature saves her very best for race weekends.
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Old 10-25-2021, 08:19 AM
 
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My son drives his own vehicle to the F1 race. Funny though, we haven’t heard from him since the finish.
Maybe he’s still fighting the traffic trying to get out of Del Valle.
It wasn’t fun. TX-130 probably made up for all the lost revenue over the years that weekend.
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Old 10-25-2021, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I heard some 400k people showed up for F1. They said it was the largest showing for F1 ever recorded in the world.
Yeah, I saw this.. bet you have some great ride share stories from this weekend:

https://au.sports.yahoo.com/f1-2021-...195443623.html
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Old 10-25-2021, 02:28 PM
 
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It’s been lucrative that’s for certain. I’ve actually made more these past few weeks between ACL and F1 doing rideshare than I have at my day job in IT. I was bringing home like $700 a day between Friday and Sunday. Austin is definitely a great rideshare / gig market.

I am running into a problem though. The Prius is eating mileage. It’s about to cross the 100k marker and probably will before November. After that happens I lose warranty. I’m thinking heavily on trading out for a Hyundai EV and using the $7,500 tax break to cut into the taxes I will owe because… I’m probably going to owe a lot. Main issue with an EV though is it may cut into my rideshare capabilities. There’s times where I have to refuel the Prius within the same day and sometimes even on a moments notice. With an EV that will significantly reduce my driving time and also make me have to plan to be home to recharge (or wait at a charging station somewhere in Austin).

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