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View Poll Results: How far do you ride one way each day on your commute?
0-5 miles
19.82%
5+ to 10 miles
37.84%
10+ to 15 miles
24.32%
15+ to 20 miles
10.81%
over 20 miles
7.21%
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How far is the bicycling part of your commute?

Old 06-19-19, 05:41 AM
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A hair under 9 miles each way, downhill on the way in and uphill homeward.
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Old 06-19-19, 08:22 AM
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About 7.2 mi each way. I have to drive 20 mi to the Park and Ride before starting.
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Old 06-19-19, 12:10 PM
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5 in the morning, usually opt for 9 coming home
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Old 06-19-19, 02:09 PM
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I'm on the edge, 5.5mi each way. Interesting to see the right-tailed curve emerging already
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Old 06-19-19, 03:18 PM
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8.5 miles each way, 17 miles round trip. MUP almost the entire way, minus a few stop lights at each end.
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Old 06-20-19, 11:11 AM
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Usually the way from home is the shortest, 9 km. On the way back I like to make a bit more km, from 20 to 30.
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Old 06-21-19, 11:34 AM
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5 miles by bike... for the first 7 miles I rollerski on a multi-use path, but then when I need to switch to city streets, I switch to bicycle (I keep a bike locked-up at the 7-mile point, and I have a routine to carry the rollerskis, boots & poles). Takes 45-55 minutes of rollerski plus 20 minutes of bike.
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Old 06-21-19, 12:29 PM
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17.5 miles one way, same on the way home. Not really any alternate routes to take, and the mileage is enough that I wouldn’t want to extend it any way. But it is very flat, so that helps. 2x a week out of a 4 day work week, fair weather only - no rain or snow for me
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Old 06-21-19, 03:34 PM
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5 miles by bike... for the first 7 miles I rollerski on a multi-use path, but then when I need to switch to city streets, I switch to bicycle (I keep a bike locked-up at the 7-mile point, and I have a routine to carry the rollerskis, boots & poles). Takes 45-55 minutes of rollerski plus 20 minutes of bike.
That's a pretty cool multi-modal commute, I don't think I've heard of anyone else doing that. Why don't you ride the whole way?
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Old 06-21-19, 10:42 PM
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That's a pretty cool multi-modal commute, I don't think I've heard of anyone else doing that. Why don't you ride the whole way?
I need to train some specific nordic ski movements over summer, in order to not embarass myself in the ski races come January. I used to do separate bike commuting and ski training, but there were "not enough hours in the day," so I am using some of my commute as ski training time.

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Old 07-01-19, 02:30 PM
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I always take the direct route to work. 5 miles almost exactly. The route home varies depending on how much time I have and how motivated I'm feeling. Anywhere from 7.5 miles to slightly over 20.

Today, I'm doing a medium route, about 11 miles, but I'll stop at the gym and workout about halfway.
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Old 07-01-19, 03:05 PM
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Mine's about 9.75 driveway to bike rack. Going in I don't vary it, but coming home if the weather is nice and I have time I can extend it anywhere up to 20 miles. It's through a park for 80% of it, which is nice because Houston's bike infra is laughable.
If I did do it on the street it's 7.4 miles. But if the cars didn't kill me, the pot holes and busted pavement would.
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Old 07-01-19, 07:59 PM
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Just under 25 miles each way. I don't commute too often but I try when the weather is nice. Its a nice mix of offroad, gravel, and road.
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Old 07-09-19, 07:10 PM
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One way, i think i fit into the 0-5 mile category. But i ride about 15-25 miles a day. Not sure what the poll is trying to reflect, but it certainly doesn't reflect my mileage.
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Old 07-10-19, 05:33 AM
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Mine is just shy of 6 miles one way (9.3 km). All of it through city traffic, including the historical city centre which is full of tourists during the day and evening (it's still faster to cross it than go around). On my return from work I often do a larger loop, sometimes as long as 50 km (72 km being the longest one yet).
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Old 07-11-19, 03:40 PM
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A hair over 5 miles each way
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Old 07-11-19, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeyMK View Post
One way, i think i fit into the 0-5 mile category. But i ride about 15-25 miles a day. Not sure what the poll is trying to reflect, but it certainly doesn't reflect my mileage.
I wanted to find out how long a commute was for members with regards to bicycling.
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