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Old 06-20-08, 11:31 AM
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12mi 50-55mins total time.
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Old 06-20-08, 11:40 AM
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5.7 miles in 22 minutes
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Old 06-20-08, 11:45 AM
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5.7 miles in 22 minutes
cool, sounds like my commute, any hills in there? how many lights do you have?
i am never sure of my speed probably around 15 or so...what is your avg?
 
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7.5 miles...about 40 minutes. I'm riding with traffic, so it's not a clean ride.
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9 miles in 35 minutes.
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Old 06-20-08, 12:10 PM
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21 miles from 1hr 20 to 1hr 35 typically
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Old 06-20-08, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bike4More View Post
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cool, sounds like my commute, any hills in there? how many lights do you have?
i am never sure of my speed probably around 15 or so...what is your avg?
Sounds similiar to mine as well. I've got 2 pretty steep hills to climb, last one of which is on the campus where I work. I hate that stupid hill

I've got 3 lights to go through and a few stop signs. But this doesn't mean much when there aren't many people on the road since I commute at 5:30 in the morning
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Old 06-20-08, 12:18 PM
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commute times

I recently recalibrated my commute at 8.5 miles ( one way) I do it in as little as 29 minutes to as much as 45 minutes. Average between 31-36 minutes. I'm riding a single speed with a 65 inch gear most of the time and I am 49 years old and 260 pounds. When I ride my geared bike, I can cut the time down a couple of minutes. This distance is what I am used to over the last 35 years of commuting. Started in high school and did the same distance in my twenties, with a long gap in between and now, I seem to be doing the same distance again in my late 40's. I've commuted 40 miles RT a couple years ago and it took just about 1 hour and 15 minutes. My longest commute was a 56 mile RT taking 1:59 and 2:15. Ten miles one way is about the max for me for recovery. Any more and it just takes too much time and energy out of your day.
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Old 06-20-08, 12:19 PM
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12 miles - 45-50 min. I stop at stoplights for half of that because of the nature of the traffic.
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Old 06-20-08, 12:35 PM
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8 miles each way. around 35-45 mins on my loaded up bike, depending on traffic, my mood and how much running i've also done that week.
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Old 06-20-08, 12:50 PM
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16.5 kms each way. Loaded panniers.
My record is 28 minutes there and 29 home.
Longest trip home to nearly an hour with a 70kmh wind in my face.

oops
I corrected this to km's and originally put miles.
Thats 10.3 miles in 28 minutes.
I'm not as fast as Lance..................

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Old 06-20-08, 01:03 PM
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Dang, some of you guys are fast! my 5,5 mile commute usually takes me anywhere from 30-40 minutes. that's toal time, with stoplights.
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Old 06-20-08, 01:23 PM
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teach me the ways of the 30minute 16mile trip
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Old 06-20-08, 01:35 PM
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19 miles / 70 minutes plus lights add another 5 minutes to the total
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Old 06-20-08, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ntm View Post
teach me the ways of the 30minute 16mile trip
Easy, you just have to average 32mph. Ok not so easy.
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Old 06-20-08, 01:41 PM
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3 miles - 15 minutes
Depends on which hill I take and how bad the traffic is
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Old 06-20-08, 01:51 PM
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To work: 12.5 miles in 40-45 minutes
To home: 14 miles in 50-55 minutes
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Old 06-20-08, 02:57 PM
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rolling times

traffic + trail, 28 miles, 1hour 30min (more when its over 90 deg or windy), 1:40-1:45 riding time.
traffic + light-rail, 8.5 miles, 20-22 min, ~28min riding time

I don't have many stoplights and I tend not to spot at stop signs.....

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Old 06-20-08, 03:14 PM
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Ok, so a lot of people are quoting "rolling times"... no wonder you're so fast.
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Old 06-20-08, 03:42 PM
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Ok, so a lot of people are quoting "rolling times"... no wonder you're so fast.
Nah, we are fast because we don't live in a city that reguarly hits 110deg. I have no idea how you guys who live in heat like yours do it. Sac gets to 107 maybe 3 times a summer.
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Old 06-21-08, 11:08 AM
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15 miles. 1 hour (45 mins if i'm late)
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Old 06-21-08, 11:42 AM
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I almost always ride x-tra miles and never the same distance everyday so I don't really keep track because I usually don't need to be there at a specific time (Yes, I have a sweet job), but if I go straight there (7 miles) my ~20 minute commute only adds 5-7 minutes compared to driving time. Since it also cuts out a need for exercise, commuting saves you a lot of time, even if you are slow.
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Old 06-21-08, 04:18 PM
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10.5 miles around 45-50 mins depending on wind direction, its a pretty convoluted trip and has 4 hills thrown in and some crappy surfaces.
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To work it takes me 30 minutes to go 3.1 miles. The last mile is pushing the bike on the sidewalk. I'm new to the whole commute by bike thing so I'm still building up the stamina / courage to tackle streets.

From work it takes me ~17 minutes. The reduced time is because the town sidewalks are usually deserted at 11:30 PM and I usually pedal slowly (~8 MPH) on the sidewalk for the first mile until I reach a nice wide street to finish the last two miles.
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Originally Posted by commuter33 View Post
Sounds similiar to mine as well. I've got 2 pretty steep hills to climb, last one of which is on the campus where I work. I hate that stupid hill

I've got 3 lights to go through and a few stop signs. But this doesn't mean much when there aren't many people on the road since I commute at 5:30 in the morning
6.3 miles bet. 35-40 mins. I've got two pretty large hills, one's short & very steep; the other is long & slightly less steep. Not too much I can do to decrease my times, though it seems.
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