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Old 08-23-20, 10:48 AM
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Age and commute distance?

49 y/o. 9 mi one way.
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Old 08-23-20, 11:20 AM
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Perhaps the silliest question ever. Age ain’t got nothin’ to do with it.

I worked the same job for 39 years. The first 7, I was 1.5 miles from work and would take trips around a mountain to get more miles. For the next 30 years, I was 10 miles away. I’ve ridden to work all year long, every year (I’ve ridden at least once per month since 1977) and never noticed the ride being any different from year to year.
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Age 53 to 60: 60km round-trip
Since Mar: 18 steps and 20ft
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Old 08-23-20, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Perhaps the silliest question ever. Age ainít got nothiní to do with it.

I worked the same job for 37 years. The first 7, I was 1.5 miles from work and would take trips around a mountain to get more miles. For the next 30 years, I was 10 miles away. Iíve ridden to work all year long, every year (Iíve ridden at least once per month since 1977) and never noticed the ride being any different from year to year.
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Old 08-23-20, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by burritos View Post
Sorry. Is there a delete function?
Don't worry about it. Just a curiosity question and there are plenty of those on this board.
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Old 08-23-20, 02:01 PM
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Best thing about advanced age is not having to go to work. I was done with it at 50, hope you don't have too much longer.
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Old 08-23-20, 03:12 PM
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Age: 50++
Distance: 14 miles round trip.
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Age 61, 21 mile R.T.
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56, 12 miles round trip
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56, 8 miles round trip, same employer for 20+ years. Some things have gradually changed. for instance, I no longer carry bad weather gear 100% of the time, like I did at first. And I didn't ride year-round at first, but now I do. But it's an easy, flat ride. It's all of my other riding that has gradually made me a stronger rider, with emphasis on gradually.
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58, 18 miles round trip, Sun, Rain, Snow up to 3 ", down to 5F.
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54, 32 miles round trip.
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Fun question. 59, 24 mile round trip. Age matters for some cycle commuters... they get grumpy as they get old!
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Round trip 10 miles, 73 years old. Currently working from home, so only ride a mile or so per day.
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For the last few years (59+ aged now) 10 miles round trip. Covidpocalyps, subbed for 15 mile RT exer-fun-ride. Tomorrow, and Wednesday, get to do both. So, 25 miles and I get to dodge death twice! Helping hand out computers (command performance) to families that can't follow covid protocols to save MY life....

Here's to health and survival!
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54, 12 miles one way. 3-4 Days a week.
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Originally Posted by burritos View Post
Sorry. Is there a delete function?
Sorry. The question just hit a bit of a nerve. In my experience, us old guys commute more often and have commuted for more time in our lives (we were young once) than any of the younger people around. Iím not saying that young people are lazy...oh, wait. Yes I am

Itís great that you commute. Keep it up! Age really doesnít have much to do with it.
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52. 50 mile round trip 4x a week.
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47, 22 miles RT. At least without a hurricane bearing down.

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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
Age 53 to 60: 60km round-trip
Since Mar: 18 steps and 20ft
Haha. Yeah, that's me, too, but age 64.
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Age 30, my commute is 36 kilometers round trip. Ill take the train every now and then if im feeling lazy.
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Been a while since AARP started sending me information packets (they started really early!), 20 mile round trip.

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Fun question. 59, 24 mile round trip. Age matters for some cycle commuters... they get grumpy as they get old!
Took the words right out of my mouth! Er, keyboard.
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52 YO.

Direct commute is 6 miles. I usually go straight to work in the mornings, but almost never go straight home. Commute home is rarely less than 12 miles.

Longest commute I had was in my early 30s. 19 miles each way. This was in Tucson, so I could do it year round. I averaged about once/week driving for some reason or another and would ride most days.
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47 yo, 35 miles and 1,500' of ascent RT, 1-4 days per week, dependent upon summer heat and wildfire haze. Late fall temps could make it 5 days/week.
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53, 8 miles round trip (on the direct route, which I rarely take)
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