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Old 04-15-18, 07:55 AM
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19 miles round trip. Im trying to find a route that would make it a little longer.
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Old 04-17-18, 06:20 AM
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not sure if I answered this one before but 11 miles one way. 22 or so roundtrip unless I have some time to add a little on. Like this morning was 13.6. lately I have been adding miles on. I try to ride everyday I can. Wife asked me to pick up something so I drove yesterday.
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Old 04-18-18, 08:22 AM
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I commute one day per week, 62 miles and roughly 4 hours round trip. The route has 4000' of climbing and I will generally ride in dry weather over 32F. Yesterday was 36F with snowflakes on way home (bizarre after our 85F Saturday).

We moved offices last year which added 2 miles, but it provided showers which are so wonderful to remove the crust, be it sweat or road grime. Roads start rural with a CAT4 climb, then I join the traffic flow on a 2 sometimes 4 lane road where drivers are mostly respectful. It is a commute that I need to psych myself up for the night before, but I am pretty goal oriented as I strive to get 100 miles in per week to be healthy in mind and body and sometimes the commute is the only way I can squeeze that in, plus 4 hours on bike is so much better than 2 hours in the car. The good news is I can work from home three days a week so it provides variety as well.

I tend to hang out in the Classic Vintage forum, but need to spend more time here as I found my bike performance related to commuting needs work. Getting the legs to recover for the ride home has been the biggest challenge. Winter commuting adds a few pounds to the bike with added clothes both on and in the trunk bag and lbs on me from winter gluttony, so that is a factor.

I am looking to mix this up with perhaps 2 commutes and driving to make the riding distance a bit more reasonable at 30 round trip as some days are naturally harder than others.
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Old 04-24-18, 09:57 AM
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7.5 flat miles each way, about 40 min.; now the weather's nicer I've resumed going both ways (my other ride is a bus). When I get my legs back, I'll throw in the longer ride home on occasion, about 11 rolling, scenic miles.
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My commute is 18 miles round trip. 45 minutes each way in the summer, 60 minutes in the winter (studs are damn slow).
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Originally Posted by commute_to_work View Post
Hey Everyone,

On average how many miles do you commute?

I average in between 12-14 miles for my total commute.

Just curious

Ya need to use the poll feature for a question about this. I'm 25 miles round trip - or more if its a nice day...
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Old 04-24-18, 03:20 PM
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25 miles round trip. The return is about a mile longer as I take a safer traffic route home.
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Old 04-25-18, 07:36 PM
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Just stopped working this job, but my commute for 2 years was 18miles round trip loosing then gaining 400ft. Now that I'm off for a bit I try to do at least 10miles a day. I don't have car and the closest grocery store, or any store is a 12 mile round trip loosing and gaining 400ft. Keeps me fit!
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Old 04-25-18, 08:04 PM
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Average: 4 miles each way. Standard deviation: Zero.
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Old 04-25-18, 09:42 PM
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50 miles
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Old 04-26-18, 09:55 AM
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I commute a whopping 1.4 miles each way on flat city streets. I have to take my bike up a parking ramp elevator and keep it in a locked bike closet in our building, which adds a few minutes. So it usually takes me about 12 minutes door to door.

My wife has it even easier. A 1-mile ride each way that takes, depending on one stop light, about 7 minutes.
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I've got an EXHAUSTING 3 miles each way. It's downhill into the city! But I usually hit the climbing gym after work, sometimes take a ride at lunch, get groceries... I do wish my commute were longer. It's the best part of my day.
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19 round trip. Sometimes 25 in the winter because I have to take an alternate route. I frankly never stretch it out with three kids and a very tired mom waiting at home. Going into my eleventh year commuting and this is my longest but I don't have to stop too much so It doesn't take much longer.
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Old 05-04-18, 07:53 PM
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25 miles for me, 5 days a week, rain or shine. Snow is when I stop.
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Old 05-04-18, 09:54 PM
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30 miles, uphill both ways and always a headwind.
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Old 05-04-18, 10:46 PM
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62km round trip. End up commuting a little over 220 days/yr.
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Old 05-07-18, 04:01 AM
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10 miles for me (one way). With a mix of dense trafic, good road and bumpy tarmac.
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Old 05-08-18, 11:55 AM
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My bike commute is 30 miles, round trip. It's really a bit too much for me, so I try to break it up, riding in one day and riding home the next. If I get in 90 commuting miles in a week, I'm feeling pretty good about it.
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Old 05-16-18, 10:21 AM
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Home to the train station is 3 miles each way. Since my house and the station are on opposite sides of a river valley, it's uphill both ways. But also downhill both ways. And it's Illinois, so not THAT uphill or downhill. Tens of feet in gain.

Then when I get downtown I have a little over a mile to my office, for which I use bike share (no bikes allowed on rush hour trains).

Short distances, but I also generally do it in work clothes as there are no changing facilities at work other than the restroom.
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17.5 miles one way, with ~875 feet of climbing.
My goal is to commute on bike at least 3 days a week, so that I get my 100 miles for the week.
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30 miles, uphill both ways and always a headwind.
x2 well almost. Flat both ways but into a headwind coming and going. The wind changes the opposite direction everyday in the afternoon. Bummer for me but awesome for the reverse commuter...
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Now that my commute is only 6.5 miles each way, I love it more than ever. I've had longer commutes, and I've had shorter. This is best. I can take the subway when the weather gets foul, but lately, I don't. I'm fine with riding in the rain or cold, because it's less annoying than taking the subway. And I get exercise and fresh air (well, fresh for NYC) and nice scenery. Yesterday there was a huge thunderstorm, so I brought extra clothes in case I got drenched. I went out in it after it had subsided but not stopped. I only got a little wet. It's so much better than sitting still.
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About 24 miles round trip. A large chunk of that is bike paths, which is great. Some riding next to cars, but not too bad. It is hilly, but that provides some variety
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Old 05-18-18, 07:20 PM
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33 miles round trip, with 900 feet of climbing each way. School should be out soon which will help as i ride thru a couple large high school zones. About 2.5 miles of it is on MUP, the rest with traffic, though speed limit is mostly 30-35 mph. Its always a wet mess when i get to work. I am lucky to get in two commutes a week with kids and weather. I need to get fenders for my Raleigh and solve the rain dilemma.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
and longest is 200 miles One Way.
How long did it take?

Mine may be 9-10 mile round trip.
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