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Old 06-17-14, 06:12 PM   #1
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Moving - time to start commuting!

In two weeks I am moving from Phoenix, AZ to Bloomington, IN. Among the many aspects of this move that I am excited about is the change in commute from about 20 miles each way to 4. Looking forward to building bike commuting into much of a more consistent routine. Oh yeah!
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I too am on the cusp of a move that will drastically shorten my bike commute, though I'm staying within the same city. I currently live in the west loop neighborhood of downtown Chicago, but I plan to be moving to the Edgewater neighborhood on the northside of the city sometime this summer. As I work in a suburb immediately north of the city (Evanston), this move will take my one-way commute distance from the current 14.5 miles down to 4.5 miles, which is going to give me loads more time back in my day. It's going to be a welcome change with our first baby due to be born at the end of august.

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In two weeks I am moving from Phoenix, AZ to Bloomington, IN. Among the many aspects of this move that I am excited about is the change in commute from about 20 miles each way to 4. Looking forward to building bike commuting into much of a more consistent routine. Oh yeah!
But it'll feel like 20 miles once you've made it through the last pile of snow next to the bike rack.
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I moved and changed jobs in December making my commute go from 12 miles one way to 4. I commute by bike every day now whereas I used to only commute sometimes.
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In two weeks I am moving from Phoenix, AZ to Bloomington, IN. Among the many aspects of this move that I am excited about is the change in commute from about 20 miles each way to 4. Looking forward to building bike commuting into much of a more consistent routine. Oh yeah!
A year and a half ago, I reduced my commute by half (and cut out the need to across a busy interstate highway) and went from occasionally commuting by bike to mostly commuting by bike. I'm now outside a minimum of an hour a day and feel as if this commuting time is a gift whereas before it was a chore, what with all the traffic and angry drivers that I am now (mostly) able to avoid.

All the best for your move. Bloomington is a beautiful town.
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BOOOOOO (obligatory Boilermaker objection)
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The Boilermakers are in West Lafayette, IN.

Bloomington, IN is the home of the Hoosiers.
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The Boilermakers are in West Lafayette, IN.

Bloomington, IN is the home of the Hoosiers.
Yes. I am a Boiler. BOOOOOOO
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Back in February I moved and changed jobs. My bike commute went from 6 to 12 miles one way. In addition, I went from having to be in by 8:30/9 to no later than 8:00, so I have to leave about an hour earlier than I used to.

My commute is mostly rural, with low traffic, no stop lights and only a couple of busy road crossings. So far, I'm loving it. I often finding myself leaving even earlier so I can fit some extra miles in on the way to work and/or doing a some extra on the way home.

There are plans for my office to eventually move, putting me closer to 18 miles one way. But that may not be for a while.
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Oops, my mistake. I thought you were objecting to the Boilers, confusing Bloomington with West Lafayette.

carry on.......
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Yes. I am a Boiler. BOOOOOOO
I have been here in Bloomington for about a month now, becoming quite aware of the Purdue/IU rivalry already. Go Hoo Hoo Hoosiers! Oh well, at least we are all on the bike commuting team! Planning my first commute for tomorrow. Let's get this thing going!
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