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Old 07-03-19, 10:19 PM
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Another New Route!

After 20 years in the same home with the same job I figured out another new route to work. This makes the 4th, 5th or 6th depending on how unique you want to classify them. This incorporates the Sand Creek Trail which I only rode for the first time last week. Last time I checked a dozen years ago it wasn't paved. But it is now. Total length 8.3 miles, 35 minutes, vs. 7 miles/30 min for my most direct route, and 9 miles/40 min for my usual routes. Then there's the 11 mile/45 min Rock Island Trail route. And of course I can always add more miles when I feel like it.

Bottom line...what a nice change of scenery.

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less riding w/ auto traffic?
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
less riding w/ auto traffic?
I have two other routes with far less traffic because they use more side streets. And a couople other routes have a little more traffic. I'd rather have less traffic, but I like having variety.

FWIW Chelton (pronounced "shelton") is usually lousy with cars. I don't know what the deal was this particular morning, but I enjoyed the paucity of traffic.
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
Chelton is usually lousy with cars. I don't know what the deal was this particular morning, but I enjoyed the paucity of traffic.
around the 4th of July our commuter traffic drops off quite a bit. it's vacation season for cagers & good for cycle commuting. looking forward to doing more if I can juggle it w/ my night job
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Old 07-06-19, 05:11 AM
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Another New Route!
Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
After 20 years in the same home with the same job I figured out another new route to work. This makes the 4th, 5th or 6th depending on how unique you want to classify them

Bottom line...what a nice change of scenery.

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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
"How Often Do You Find Shortcuts?"

I have four basic one-way routes each 14 miles, with minor variations. In the nice weather I lengthen the routes for varying distances up to about 30 miles...
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
I'm very motivated by novelty, and stymied by boredom on a bike, but I do have the motivation of commuting to work.

I have found that when I drive my frequent, decades-old routes I often notice things I had not seen before. I think it’s because I can look around at more than just the road surface when driving.

So when the commute [route] is getting too familiar, I just raise my head higher and look over a wider field of view….
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