Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-22-06, 06:30 AM   #1
Jerseysbest
J E R S E Y S B E S T
Thread Starter
 
Jerseysbest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: DC
Bikes:
Posts: 1,849
What time do you leave for work?

I'm guess I'm somewhat lucky, my work has 'flex time', meaing I can come anytime before 10ish, but to beat traffic, I usually leave at 5:50am on most days, but that means I leave at the end of the day way before everyone else and most school kids, and the ride home is also easier.
If I don't leave by 6am, I'll stay in bed and then leave around 9, usually traffic has calmed down enough for it to be a decent commute.

Last edited by Jerseysbest; 09-22-06 at 07:09 AM.
Jerseysbest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 06:39 AM   #2
snowy
Beauty Everywhere
 
snowy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado
Bikes: 2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05
Posts: 2,596
I leave at about 5:50 am. I get to work by 6am. I usually work until 4pm. Its nice cause I get alot done in the mornings.
__________________
"RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

Interested in the Women's Forum? Send me a PM for more information.
snowy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 06:40 AM   #3
SaabFan
The AVatar Ninja
 
SaabFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 609
"Traffic" for me is usually a few rabbits or chipmunks while I take a nice 20 minute bike ride through the country to my office. I usually leave at about 6:45 or 7.
SaabFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 06:48 AM   #4
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,330
If I'm actually going into the office, I'm out the door by 6:00 or a little after to be at work before 7. Get a lot done before the whole place starts buzzing.

Or if it's like today, where I'm working VO, I'll sleep in until 6, wander downstairs with the 2 year old, get her some fruit to munch on while Noggin is on the tube, get the coffee brewing, enjoy some breakfast and the paper, then wander upstairs to the office around 7 am. I love that commute. Luckily I can do it 2 or 3 times a week in my job.
CyLowe97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 06:50 AM   #5
EJ123
'05 NUEser
 
EJ123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 3,370
I get up for school at 6:30. Leave at 6:20-7am. And do not get home till around 4, mostly 5pm, or very rarely 6:10. I dont have a job yet, so=D
EJ123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 07:08 AM   #6
Johnny_Monkey
Studs Terkel
 
Johnny_Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Bikes: 2005 Pinarello Paris; Avanti Blade Comp; Tommasini X-Fire
Posts: 8,724
Leave at 8.15am, arrive 5-20 minutes later depending on whether I drive, ride or walk (distance to work is 1.7km).

Usually home by 5.45pm.

Though it once took me 45 minutes to drive due to the traffic.
Johnny_Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 07:17 AM   #7
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by EJ123
I get up for school at 6:30. Leave at 6:20-7am. And do not get home till around 4, mostly 5pm, or very rarely 6:10. I dont have a job yet, so=D

So, you sometimes leave for school 10 minutes before you get up?
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 07:19 AM   #8
EJ123
'05 NUEser
 
EJ123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 3,370
I mean 6:50 lol.
EJ123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 07:23 AM   #9
free_pizza
later
 
free_pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,471
when im in the office, its only a 8 minute drive to work, when im out on the field, i arrive whenever the contractor wants me there.
free_pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 07:26 AM   #10
cuda2k
Unique Vintage Steel
 
cuda2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allen, TX
Bikes: Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Schwinn Crosscut, All-City Space Horse
Posts: 11,484
leave house at 7:10ish, arrive in the office at 7:30ish. Give or take 5-10mins depending on traffic and if I'm commuting via bike or truck.
cuda2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 07:34 AM   #11
lotek
Forum Admin
 
lotek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: n.w. superdrome
Bikes: 1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
Posts: 17,702
up way too early
leave for work at 5:40 (give or take a few)
work way too late.

I really need to win the lottery.
__________________
Sono pių lento di quel che sembra.
Odio la gente, tutti.


Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.
lotek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 07:39 AM   #12
EJ123
'05 NUEser
 
EJ123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 3,370
Id like a job where I wouldnt have to wake up early. Perferrably not before 8am=)
EJ123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 07:43 AM   #13
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
I have "flex time" too....I usually get up about 6, leave about 7ish and get in about 730.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 07:43 AM   #14
Michigander
Senior Member
 
Michigander's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes: Giant ATX 1200, Schwinn Peleton
Posts: 1,724
Well, I'm still unemployed right now because of michigans very messed up economy, but when I am working, I'm usually out the door no later than 7:00 am, but sometimes I'll have to leave as early as 5:00 am, and once in a while even earlier.
__________________
Bring back the Sig Test!


(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")
Michigander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 07:44 AM   #15
Jerseysbest
J E R S E Y S B E S T
Thread Starter
 
Jerseysbest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: DC
Bikes:
Posts: 1,849
I've started doing some freelance cartography from home in addition to my regular job, actually making a little more then my current job, even though it's only part time. Probably the best part is being to work anywhere, hopefully I can finagle this into something full time and leave the commute and my company behind...
Jerseysbest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 08:07 AM   #16
gbcb
J3L 2404
 
gbcb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Shanghai
Bikes: 2007 Jamis Nova
Posts: 1,075
Work at my new job starts at 10:00 am. If I leave at 9:10, I arrive there around 9:45, which gives me time to cool down and change. I haven't figured out the timing on the traffic lights yet.

Edit: I used to have a job which required me to be in the office between 5:30 and 5:45. I actually really enjoyed it, since it gave me the whole afternoon off. I'm sure there are people here working similar shifts.
gbcb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 08:15 AM   #17
superdex
staring at the mountains
 
superdex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Parker, CO
Bikes: 1x9 mtb commuter, Javelin Boca
Posts: 3,660
When I drive, I leave the house anywhere between 7:30 and 8:15ish, depending on my mood and when I actually pulled myself outta bed. It's a 25-30min drive to the office, so do the math These past couple weeks I've been in the office between 7:30 and 8, and leaving near 6, then working a couple hours at home. Yeah, fun stuff. Lotek, I'll split a buncha lottery tickets with ya--

When I ride in, I try to leave as close to 6 as possible, which gets me to the office about an hour later. Haven't ridden in in a few weeks. Thanks work, thanks.

Oh, once (or twice, sometimes three times) a week I drive 30mi to the client, and that takes me 45-60min. An no, I don't leave any earlier than I normally do. F em.
superdex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 08:50 AM   #18
divineAndbright 
Senior Member
 
divineAndbright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: ontario
Bikes:
Posts: 2,236
Today I start at 12pm, so leaving round 11:50am via bicycle, finish around 9pm, home 5 mins later.
Yeah, work is pretty close by, which is always nice, though not so much when you like riding and you'd like to spend more time doing it..! But it is nice when winter rolls around and its less fun riding in the freezing cold and snow.
divineAndbright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 08:54 AM   #19
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
I kinda wish I lived 5 miles or less from work. Then I'd just run into work.

But then that would require me to move to the most depressingly suburban part of town and away from the only part of this city I like.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 09:02 AM   #20
Caspar_s
Senior Member
 
Caspar_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Burlington, ON
Bikes: Giant Tcx1
Posts: 530
I normally wake up at 5:00, start work at 5:30 and am done by 2:00

For four weeks I wake up 8:00pm, start work at 9:00 finish at 7:00 am and enjoy the morning till 11:00am - only four days, I take an hour "lunch" and get paid for forty hours. Finished 7:00am this morning and am free until 9:00pm Monday night.
Caspar_s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 09:16 AM   #21
USAZorro
Seņor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,350
I leave for work about 6 seconds before I arrive.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 09:31 AM   #22
rando
Senior Member
 
rando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Tempe, AZ
Bikes:
Posts: 2,967
somewhere between 9:30--10:30.
__________________
"Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world". ~Grant Petersen

Cyclists fare best when they recognize that there are times when acting vehicularly is not the best practice, and are flexible enough to do what is necessary as the situation warrants.--Me
rando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 09:33 AM   #23
Falkon
The quieter you become...
 
Falkon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Huntsville, AL
Bikes: 1973 Raleigh Superbe, 2006 Trek 4300 with no original parts, 1984 Ciocc, Custom Keith Anderson
Posts: 1,283
0630 here. I bike in and always get there in about 25 - 30 minutes.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.
Falkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 09:33 AM   #24
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Quote:
Originally Posted by USAZorro
I leave for work about 6 seconds before I arrive.
I'm taking that job one of these days too.

What do you do, Zorro?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-06, 09:42 AM   #25
Ritehsedad
Tail End Charlie
 
Ritehsedad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Maine, The Way Life Should Be
Bikes: Fuji Nevada MTB, Giant OCR1
Posts: 543
I leave at 6:40, I start work at 7:30.
__________________
Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?
Ritehsedad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:17 AM.