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View Poll Results: Weekly mileage from commuting?
Less than 20 16 6.75%
20-40 29 12.24%
30-50 29 12.24%
40-60 43 18.14%
60-80 49 20.68%
80-100 20 8.44%
100-120 26 10.97%
120-140 8 3.38%
140-160 4 1.69%
160 or more 13 5.49%
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Old 03-21-07, 07:46 AM   #1
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Weekly mileage from commuting.

How far do you ride each week not counting recreation rides?
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Old 03-21-07, 07:55 AM   #2
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I stage round trips [approximately 25 miles] from work to home. My goal is 3 a week or 75 miles. It also happens to be the majority of my riding.
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Old 03-21-07, 08:02 AM   #3
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My daily commute is about 13km round trip so I ride a little over 40 miles commuting a week. I answered 30-50 but was tempted to say 40-60 because I fit in both.....
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Old 03-21-07, 08:11 AM   #4
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20 miles each way - 40 round trip. 5 days a week. Pretty solidly in the 160 or over category.
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Old 03-21-07, 09:17 AM   #5
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12 miles each way - 120 per week.

I keep thinking I want to try another route that might not have as many rolling hills, for days when I'm tired.
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Old 03-21-07, 09:23 AM   #6
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21 miles round trip, usually four to five times a week.
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Old 03-21-07, 09:34 AM   #7
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11 to 12 miles each way depending on route, 5 days a week. Still looking for different routes that will take me longer to ride.
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Old 03-21-07, 10:01 AM   #8
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85mi per week commuting. An extra 10-30 for running errands.

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Old 03-21-07, 10:03 AM   #9
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23x5=115 miles for me.
that's shortest distance. i usually ride longer. and i ride a lot recreationally. a whole lot.
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Old 03-21-07, 10:04 AM   #10
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20-24 miles round trip (depends on route) 3-4 times a week (except winter...I'm a wimp)
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Old 03-21-07, 10:07 AM   #11
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I had a 200 mile a week commute once. And got to sit down during the day. Now I stand up and move all day and am happy the commute is under 7 miles each way. But if I feel good going home I have several thousand feet of paved climbing within a couple of miles of my back door.
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Old 03-21-07, 10:11 AM   #12
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32 miles round trip five days a week makes for a 160 mile week if I am stuck just commuting. Extending my commutes or doing a training/recreational ride on the weekend will often push my weekly total close to 250
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Old 03-21-07, 10:26 AM   #13
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12km round trip, every day, rain or shine or snow or sleet or what have you.
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25 mile round trip makes for 125 miles a week if I don't make any detours which I like to do.
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24 miles round trip and barring some pressing event I am on the MUP 5 days a week so I'm at an even 120 for the week.
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My commute is 15 miles each way, but I only ride both ways two or three times a week. Occasionally I don't ride at all, but normally I do at least one way by bike. Some weeks are 60 mile weeks, others are 150 but more often than not I ride 100-120 miles a week.
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Old 03-21-07, 11:36 AM   #17
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I'm averaging about 100 miles a week.
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Old 03-21-07, 12:04 PM   #18
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9 each way. I google pedded the actual distance once but lost the link
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Old 03-21-07, 12:31 PM   #19
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Does it count if I take the long way home?
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Old 03-21-07, 01:03 PM   #20
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7 miles each way, so about 70 a week if it's not not raining (like today). Now that I'm all Californicated I don't ride in the rain anymore.
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Old 03-21-07, 01:19 PM   #21
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This semester, 2 trips a week in to campus x 8 miles RT = 16.

Next fall will be 5 trips a week x 8 miles = 40.
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Old 03-21-07, 02:05 PM   #22
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Ride directly to/from work is about 8 RT now, but I am in college one night a week and visit my daughter 3-4 times a week each evening, so I rarely ever go straight home anymore. College adds another 7 (about 2 there, 5 back to home) and going to visit my daughter is a 8 mile trip there, and I guess about 10/11 home. I've only started getting back into commuting more this past couple weeks, so I've not yet got conditioned for super-duper riding (used to do the 16/18 RT 4-5/5 at one point). I'm going for 30-50 to be fair.
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Old 03-21-07, 02:37 PM   #23
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Hard telling.

Shortest possible route is 6 miles per day to and from the closest bus stop to my apartment. I rarely do that, though.

I almost always go 3 miles in the morning to the bus stop.

At night, I usually take a different bus to the place my wife works, then I get some grub for the both of us and eat dinner with her at work. From there, I may go straight home (6 miles), or to the coffee shop on the way (adds about 3 miles to my trip home), or to the bike shop (adds one mile to the trip home from my wife's office) or any number of other errands I need to run while I'm out.

I average 4 bike commute days per week, and average about 10 miles per day from commuting, so I chose 30-50 because there's often a bit of flux in there.
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only about 25 miles roundtrip per week. 40 miles round trip is just crazy.

my short commute gives me flexibility to go home from time to time for lunch or miscellaneous stuff. but that doesn't exactly count towards commuting mileage...does it?
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10.8 miles one way, 5 times a week, every week of the year.
Hardly ever ride apart from commuting, except to go to meetings at church and sunday morning if I'm not walking, but church is < 1 mile away.
Once in a while I go to town for something, but mostly when I'm not going to work or coming home, I just stay home.
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