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Old 04-27-09, 02:36 PM   #1
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How long (in miles and minutes) is your commute?

I ride 3 1/2 miles in about 20 minutes. Same distance home add 5 minutes for nasty hill and a relentless head wind.
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Old 04-27-09, 02:41 PM   #2
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5 miles. 20-24 minutes in, 17-20 minutes home.

Unless there is snow, in which case it can take up to and over an hour to get to/from work. Good workout though.
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Old 04-27-09, 02:41 PM   #3
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10.5 miles each way, 35-45 minutes depending on the lights and car traffic
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Old 04-27-09, 02:44 PM   #4
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3.8 miles. 15-25 minutes depending on traffic lights, which bike I'm riding and atmospheric conditions.
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Old 04-27-09, 02:48 PM   #5
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8 miles, 35-45 minutes depending on the bike, the traffic or if I start sight seeing.
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Old 04-27-09, 02:49 PM   #6
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17.5 miles one way...usually and hour plus change depending on lights. Today took 1:20 Friggin wind
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Old 04-27-09, 02:49 PM   #7
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9 miles each way in 40 min and alternate days 20 miles each way 1 hr 40 min.
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17.5 miles one way...usually and hour plus change depending on lights. Today took 1:20 Friggin headwind Gonna fly on the way home!
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Old 04-27-09, 02:52 PM   #9
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13 miles one way. 45 minutes to work.. hour and a half home. (downhill vs uphill)
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Old 04-27-09, 02:54 PM   #10
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8.5mi, 25min +/-1min
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Old 04-27-09, 05:22 PM   #11
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11 miles one way, time about 45 minutes, depending a lot on red lights, weather and how tired my legs are.
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Old 04-27-09, 05:28 PM   #12
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My commute is now a flight of stairs.
Guess I should get a BMX bike and learn how to pogo-stick up them.

It's six miles to downtown, and it takes me about 20-25 minuets to get there.
If I have a trailer load of groceries it takes me about 30-35 minuets to get back.
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Old 04-27-09, 05:29 PM   #13
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10 miles each way. 26 minutes (best) to 75-80 minutes depending on bike and weather combinations.
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Old 04-27-09, 05:30 PM   #14
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1.85 miles each way. It typically takes me about 12 minutes.
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Old 04-27-09, 05:39 PM   #15
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18 miles each way. Today it took me 56 minutes in and 58 minutes back (was on my road bike) Usually I putz along on my commuter and it takes about an hour and 15.
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Almost exactly 3 miles. I've timed it only a few times, fastest was 9mins 36secs, but I think generally about 11-12 minutes. Maybe 30-40 ft of elevation gain/loss over the entire commute. In other words pancake flat in the world of cycling.

Last year (before I started working here) was 15 miles - 52-55 minutes in the AM; 42-47 minutes on the way home.... nasty 2 mile hill on the way in to work in the morning. 8-10 minutes up about 1 minute down.

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Old 04-27-09, 05:45 PM   #17
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I commute in a 6 mile long cycling park following a river with some hills. The 5 miles takes me no more than 11 minutes on my mtb.

EDIT: the way is all straigth, it has some minor turns but mostly straight

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I commute in a 6 mile long cycling park following a river with some hills. The 5 miles takes me no more than 11 minutes on my mtb.
That's awsome, that's something like a 27mph average pace on a mountain bike; on trails.

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Old 04-27-09, 05:56 PM   #19
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This sculpture is named "Pipe Dream"
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Old 04-27-09, 05:58 PM   #20
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12 miles to work, almost all mountain narrow road climb, the final kick being about 14%!

I did it today riding an easy pace in 51 minutes.

Going home is only about 9 miles with a slow section of MUP for a bit near the end, ya a different way than to work and I make it home in about 26 minutes
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Old 04-27-09, 06:04 PM   #21
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4 miles, approx. 25 minutes, approx. 500 feet of climbing hills each way-depending on traffic and load. I typically ride with anywhere from 40-55 lbs. including bike.
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Old 04-27-09, 06:20 PM   #22
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to work 18.5 miles/1:10 minutes 1400ft climbing
from work 18.5 miles/1:10 minutes 600ft climbing, would be quicker but I hit city traffic for 3 miles and have one long climb.
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Old 04-27-09, 06:39 PM   #23
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5 miles / 20 minutes each way except when the winds are strong.
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14.66 miles in the morning...around an hour, depends on the wind. around 16 home depending on the route usually a couple of minutes over an hour. I vary my pace home and sometimes make stops so the time and route can vary.
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17.5 miles, just over 1 hour on the way to work due to some long hills. I enjoy some of the downhills on the return, but add a couple of climbs to avoid a traffic circle. Smiling all the way. I'm out of town now, but back on the road by Wednesday. Got to get ready for an MS ride at the end of June.
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