I'm looking to buy a house and I've found what would otherwise be the perfect little house for me.....affordable & I like it.
Problem is its twice as far from work as I live now. I currently commute 7 miles each way, 5 days a week. If I moved to this house my commute would grow to just under 15 miles.
I do longish rides on most weekends of 30+ miles, and I try to do something of 60+ miles at least once a month..so more distance isn't an alien concept to me.
How big a deal is a 15 mile commute? I often laugh at how quickly my 7 mile commute flies by and I frequently take an extra turn to add a few miles on just for fun. I'm just really concerned that 15 miles is like just a little too far out, and I really enjoy commuting by bike. I'm not sure i'd want to give that up just to live in a house.
I'm looking for some words of warning/encouragement or any experiences anyone's had with lengthening their commute.
...or from a bunch of people who commute 15 miles each way telling me to pipe down and HTFU.