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Old 08-30-04, 01:28 PM   #1
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How long is your commute?

Granted, you can go through every nook and cranny of town and have a monstrous commute...How long is your commute on the main route you take?

Mine is about 8 miles to work, and 10 miles (i take a more scenic route) on the way home...so 18 miles roundtrip.

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Old 08-30-04, 01:29 PM   #2
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20-21 miles each way. I average around 42 miles a day.
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Old 08-30-04, 01:31 PM   #3
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15mi one way.
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Old 08-30-04, 02:17 PM   #4
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40mi roundtrip.
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Old 08-30-04, 02:30 PM   #5
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12 miles each way with a huge hill on my ride in. It sure is a fun ride home at night though!
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Old 08-30-04, 02:40 PM   #6
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about 9 miles one way.
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Old 08-30-04, 02:43 PM   #7
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shortest route: 1.5miles one way
longer route: 5 miles one way.

I usually take short route in, and for lunch, then the longer route home. So about 9.5 miles/day. It's nice to have such a short option, for when I'm late or something.
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Old 08-30-04, 03:06 PM   #8
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10.5 miles one-way, mostly flat, but the streets cause me to do intervals between the lights, to avoid issues with cagers.

There are longer routes I can take home, but so far, I've not gone that route.
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Old 08-30-04, 04:03 PM   #9
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4 miles short route, round trip down a dangerous main road, 9 miles round trip down my usual side street route, 19 miles round trip fall and spring scenic route just to enjoy riding.
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Old 08-30-04, 04:29 PM   #10
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20 Mile round trip. This will soon fall to 12 mile round trip. I'm going to have to look for a longer route :-).
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Old 08-30-04, 05:44 PM   #11
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30 miles round trip
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Old 08-30-04, 05:58 PM   #12
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25km round trip. It's not far enough for my liking.
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Old 08-30-04, 06:18 PM   #13
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10.8 miles one way.
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Old 08-31-04, 12:14 AM   #14
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about 3 miles round trip to and from campus
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Old 08-31-04, 04:26 AM   #15
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Around 30 km round trip.
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Old 08-31-04, 05:05 AM   #16
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36 km round trip.
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18 miles each way by bike, 20 miles each way by car. The bike path is more direct than the roads, now if I could just get my bike to go as fast as the car
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Old 08-31-04, 12:53 PM   #18
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14 mile round trip. I do a bike/train/bike commute, so my 14 miles of riding saves me a 70-mile round trip drive every day!
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Old 08-31-04, 01:04 PM   #19
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Short route: 26 miles roundtrip. Long route: 36 miles roundtrip.
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Old 08-31-04, 01:49 PM   #20
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10 miles RT. Unless i do laps in Central Park on the way home, which is 6 miles around.
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Old 08-31-04, 02:27 PM   #21
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22 miles round trip, it's all hills.
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Old 08-31-04, 04:50 PM   #22
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about 12 km (7.5 miles) each way.
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Old 08-31-04, 08:56 PM   #23
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8.5 miles each way. 4 hills on the way in, 1 long one on the way home.
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19.6km each way. Not too short, so I get some exercise, and not so far that it takes too long to ride it.
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Old 09-01-04, 08:45 AM   #25
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My new commute (to college) is about 7-7.5 miles each way with a lot of pretty moderate hills. My old commute (to my internship) was about 12.5 miles each way, and more hilly.

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