In america, we all know that the automobile rules our landscape. the vast majority of people in this country commute by automobile, either alone or in a carpool. then there is a much smaller, but still significant minority that commute via public transit. i consider those two modes to be the conventional means of commuting as together they make up the vast majority of the US commuting picture.
and then there are us weirdos, the "bike commuters" and "walk to workers" and so forth. i'd assume that anyone reading this sub-forum commutes by bike at least some of the time. my question, does anyone else commute to work by other unconventional means as well - walking, jogging, swimming, windsurfing, helicopter, cross country skiing, kayaking, etc.?
i'm a daily bike commuter for the most part, but i occasionally kayak home from work for the sake of variety. i have a folding kayak made by Folbot that fits into a backpack. in the morning i'll hope on the el with it and ride the train up to my job in evanston, and then after work i head over to the north shore channel, set up my boat, and paddle back to my home in downtown chicago. the 13 mile journey takes just under 3 hours, which is why i only do it every once in a while, but it sure is a fun and unique way to unwind on my way home from work.