OK, just one more regular journey to complete under my own steam before i am car-free - a 26 mile round trip three times a week. There is no way i can avoid travelling and the public transport solution is completely unrealistic on cost and timing grounds. I've never regularly cycled more than 8 miles at a time but i know my body will adapt eventually. I am quite nervous about taking this final step, the only genuine concern i have is the extra time it will take - an extra 4.5 hours a week of family time i will be missing out on.
Anyway, it will make my weekly distance about 130 miles (with two consecutive 38 mile days) and i reckon on 13.5 hours riding. How far/long do you ride?