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Old 08-23-01, 08:33 AM
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Kevin S and other aspiring commuters,
Don't be afraid to go a couple of miles out of your way to take streets that offer less traffic. On a bike you hardly notice a couple of extra miles. After a while you will be looking for ways to extend, unless your commute is kind of long to begin with. My morning ride is about 8.75 miles because I go in early when there is no traffic so I can take the most direct route on major streets. When I first started, my evening commute was about 11.5 using side streets and involved walking my bike on the sidewalk around one particularly bad intersection. As I got stronger, I switched to a 13 mile route that takes the same time as the 11.5 because I avoid that intersection. The last few days, I have been extending that to about 16.4 and may make that my regular route home.
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