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    Finally

    i finally started my commuting to work today. only 11-12 miles each way, but it felt good. being on the streets at 5:30 in the morning...there's just something about it.

    just thought i would pass that along.

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    I feel the same way on my commutes. I wish everyone could have an opportunity to feel how refreshing it can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metz1295 View Post
    i finally started my commuting to work today. only 11-12 miles each way, but it felt good. being on the streets at 5:30 in the morning...there's just something about it.

    just thought i would pass that along.


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    Only 12 miles...mines down to three each way, I look for detours on the way home anymore.

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    I find that is a great length for a commute. Not too short to think I haven't accomplished anything (other than sweating), and not too long for me to be tempted to blow it off. You are in the sweet spot.

    Now to make it a habit so you are doing it regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas58 View Post
    I find that is a great length for a commute. Not too short to think I haven't accomplished anything (other than sweating), and not too long for me to be tempted to blow it off. You are in the sweet spot.

    Now to make it a habit so you are doing it regularly.
    looking at it that way, i suppose it is a pretty good commute distance. and...i got rained on today. YES!!!!

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    10 miles is plenty per 1 direction for a commute. Mine's 16 and I'm wishing sometimes it'd be less, considering the amount of riding I do on weekends...

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    Agreed ... 12ish miles is a fantastic distance for a commute. In the mornings it's a reasonable ride to work and not a huge chunk of time, in the evenings if I feel up to it I'll extend it from between 15-20 miles, depending on the route I choose. And +1 on the habit thing ... it gets easier, though there are still days I contemplate sleeping in (a new puppy pretty much puts an end to that though).

    My route is nicely quiet when I roll out around 6:20 or so ... though I do wonder if it's even nicer an hour or so earlier. Just not sure I can get up that early.

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    i enjoy the morning ride the most. beside it being cool, i can roll through the empty red lights without dragging my average down. my ride takes about 45 min, but getting faster, i time it to be showered and at my desk by 6:30 am. this allows me to leave at 3:30 pm and avoid the really heavy traffic on the streets near the office, which is also near a mall, so those roads are always busy after 10:00 am. can't avoid granny gettin her hair done.

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