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Old 06-02-14, 08:07 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-02-14, 08:24 PM   #2
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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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Old 06-02-14, 08:48 PM   #3
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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.


Plus you feel more aware of and connected to the world, at least i find.

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Old 06-02-14, 08:57 PM   #4
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Old 06-02-14, 09:14 PM   #5
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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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Old 06-03-14, 05:57 AM   #6
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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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Old 06-03-14, 07:36 PM   #7
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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.
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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Old 06-05-14, 12:39 PM   #8
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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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Old 06-05-14, 07:22 PM   #10
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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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