Just chatting about our commute routes.
Show us, or tell us about, your current car-light or car-free commute route and/or errands routes.
Do you ride the bus or take the train? What is that like where you are? Do you have a nice walk or cycle to/from the bus or train stops?
Do you cycle everywhere?
Do you walk ... rollerblade ... skateboard ... use a scooter ... to get to work, school, or the shops?
How long is your commute? What is the traffic like? The roads? The terrain? The scenery?
What do you like or dislike about your current commute and/or errands routes?
Speaking of which ... is yours still under water?
I do like where we live, although our current location is just a bit crowded for me. When we move in a month's time we should have a bit more elbow room ... and my commute will change so I'll have some new photos.
But I've also liked just about all the places I've lived ... they're all lovely in their own ways.
This is part of a 12 mile commute I had many years ago, with a more recent pic. I usually left the paved path, crossed the field, and took a twisty muddy bumpy and partly downhill shortcut through the woods past the abandoned crane. Then I was back on straight pavement for most of the remaining 10 miles. Going back up that shortcut in mud and snow sometimes exceeded my biking ability.
"Think Outside the Cage"
I'm in Newfoundland right now, but heading back to Des Moines soon. Newfoundland has almost no snow and probably none after tomorrow's warm up. Des Moines has had nice weather but is gearing up for some cold air.
Tasmania looks very inviting. What's winter like?
I've only experienced one full winter and a bit of another and it/they were actually quite nice. No days below freezing down in the valley near the river/bay/ocean ... but snow on the mountain tops. I was expecting a lot of rain during the winter ... like what we had in Victoria (Australia) ... and there was some, but not as much as I expected.
The climate is a bit like the Pacific Northwest.
I am very lucky. My commute is on a bike trail 99 percent of the time(just about 7 miles). And for a city of over 1 million people. This is my sight every morning
My route has become longer. It's now almost 8 miles up and down the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains and with a large drop from the bluffs down to the river. After a month, I'm beginning to get in shape for the ride, which hopefully will speed up when I don't have to take as many rest breaks. I can take the bus sometimes most of the way to work, getting dropped off a couple of blocks from a street down to the river. It's steep, narrow, and winding so it's fun going down, but the trip back up at nights is still pretty intimidating, especially in the rain.