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Old 02-17-14, 12:24 PM   #26
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2.5-miles/ Springdale, Ar
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Old 02-17-14, 12:40 PM   #27
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8 miles each way, Florida. That's the daylight-limited route. During times of the year when the sun is up early, it's 15-20 miles.
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Old 02-17-14, 12:41 PM   #28
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10.5 to 15 miles depending on route. Rural Michigan, not far from Ann Arbor. No bike paths, no sidewalks, either no or very little shoulder, 50+ MPH roads.
Get off the road!

Seriously though, that's badass.
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Old 02-17-14, 03:03 PM   #29
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14 miles one way (Commuter Rail home with bike, with stations near each end of the route) from downtown Boston, MA to a suburb, in the reverse commuter direction on residential and light commercial streets.

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…Humbly, if Bike Forums ever had a Best Commute Award, I would be a frontrunner.
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Old 02-17-14, 03:47 PM   #30
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10.6 to work the way home is usually longer.

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Old 02-17-14, 04:18 PM   #31
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13 miles to and 14 miles back home. San Diego, CA.
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Old 02-17-14, 05:24 PM   #32
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Old 02-17-14, 05:29 PM   #33
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8.75 miles/ Falls Church, VA
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Old 02-17-14, 06:10 PM   #34
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2 miles Boise Idaho

(I know my commute is hardly a commute anymore, I bought a new house close to work, makes it easier to be car free)
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Old 02-17-14, 07:40 PM   #35
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14 miles one way (Commuter Rail home with bike, with stations near each end of the route) from downtown Boston, MA to a suburb, in the reverse commuter direction on residential and light commercial streets.
Mine is similar, except that I usually drive the seven miles to and from the home side station (train departs 5:15 AM).

Ride from station to work=4.5 miles, Tustin/Irvine CA
Ride from work to station 1=4.5 miles.
#2 =9.5 miles, Irvine.
#3 = 19 miles, Irvine/Laguna Niguel
#4 = 30 miles/Irvine//Dana Point/San Clemente
#5 (Ridden summer solstice for max daylight, and day before Xmas break due to getting off early) 55 miles Irvine///San Onofre/Camp Pendleton/Oceanside.
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Old 02-17-14, 07:52 PM   #36
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2 miles Boise Idaho

(I know my commute is hardly a commute anymore, I bought a new house close to work, makes it easier to be car free)
I hope to do this in the next few years. There are several nice condos within a couple of miles of my work place, lots of nice restaurants and shops, and a great grocery store. In about two years, we'll be in a position to sell our current home and buy closer to work. I figure I can always make the ride longer when I feel like it. But for now, I'm enjoying my daily 12 mile r/t.
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Old 02-17-14, 10:10 PM   #37
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12 miles in cold or rain, warmer weather usually more. East Meadow, N.Y.
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Old 02-17-14, 10:55 PM   #38
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5.3 miles, eastern suburbs of Sacramento
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Old 02-17-14, 11:05 PM   #39
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5.2 miles on the way there but usually the trip home is longer due to running errands. Portland, OR.

I feel like I don't do enough miles now.
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Old 02-18-14, 12:13 AM   #40
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5.5 to work, train in middle; 22 home. Live in Long Beach, work in downtown LA.
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Old 02-18-14, 12:42 AM   #41
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[h=1]How long is your daily commute 1-way and what city/state.do you reside?[/h]
Varies about depending on the routes. I recently moved to a different part of Seattle and it is now usually 9.6 miles on my way in a varies between 8.5 to 11 miles depending on which way I go home, assuming I don't decide to take a nice long ride on the way home, which I've been doing pretty regularly.

tl:dr = ~10 miles one way, Seattle, WA.
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Old 02-18-14, 10:18 AM   #42
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South Hadley, MA 7.2 Miles each way
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Old 02-18-14, 11:08 AM   #43
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About 30 miles each way NoVA. But it's zero now until the snow melts.
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Old 02-18-14, 11:32 AM   #44
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25km in, 22km out (15.5/13.8mi) (route in avoids a bad intersection at a 3km cost)

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

BTW, that's my summer "get-some-fitness-in" route, my winter route is the shortest route because of snow and bad roads so is just 4km (2.5mi)
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Old 02-18-14, 11:35 AM   #45
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20 miles one way. Atlanta, Ga.
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Old 02-18-14, 11:50 AM   #46
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About 4 miles one way.
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5 miles/ Providence, RI

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Chief Brody, curious about where you are commuting to and from in Portsmouth. I just moved up to Providence from there.
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Old 02-18-14, 12:24 PM   #48
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32-34mi depending on route one way. 2-3x a week
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