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Old 06-20-08, 09:23 AM
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How far do people commute and how long does it usually take you on average?

I just installed my computer and now I can see how far I go and how long it takes me. Just wondering.

I commute 6 miles and it took me 22 minutes. I don't know if that is slow or fast. This is also at 5:30 in the morning with hardly any traffic but a few annoying traffic lights.

How about you guys?
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Old 06-20-08, 09:26 AM
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11.5 miles in ~45 minutes
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Old 06-20-08, 09:31 AM
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I am shamed .Yesterday was my first real commute and it took me 21 minutes to go 3 miles. Including stoplights and hills.
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Old 06-20-08, 09:34 AM
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6 miles / (22/60 hours) = 16.4 mph, which isn't too shabby with light delays.

I do 8.5 miles in 35-45 minutes, but this is door to door, including lot of delays.
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Old 06-20-08, 09:40 AM
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15 miles 45 minutes
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Old 06-20-08, 09:46 AM
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Rolling time or total time. If you got it off your cyclocomputer it is probably rolling time. So my rolling time is about 25 minutes for 8.5 miles.
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Old 06-20-08, 09:52 AM
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4.3 miles, about 15 minutes
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Old 06-20-08, 09:57 AM
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13 miles, somewhere around an hour. Sometimes more, sometimes less.
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12.5 miles. 45 minutes or so. Depends on the wind.

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Old 06-20-08, 10:02 AM
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6 miles each way, almost always about 30 minutes, fully loaded.
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Old 06-20-08, 10:16 AM
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25kms(15 mi) each way, roughly 45-55 minutes depending on winds and bike type for that day.
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Old 06-20-08, 10:17 AM
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Ten miles; one hour.

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Old 06-20-08, 10:27 AM
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17 miles 52-58 minutes depending on the wind. This is rolling time, so, maybe I should check actual time next time I come in. On the way back it is from 1:03 - 1:15, depending on the wind, and there a couple hills I have to travel up.

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Old 06-20-08, 10:29 AM
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It's 8.5 km one way, slightly downhill to work. Older urban with lots of stop signs and traffic lights. Usual times 25 min going in, 30 coming home. Best times 17 min going in, 23.5 min coming home.
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Rolling time...3.58miles in 15:39 today.
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Old 06-20-08, 10:40 AM
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I work over yonder a ways, and I get there when I get there. (Unless I've got something time-sensitive to do. Then I get there quickly.)
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Around 13 miles, takes me just under an hour with traffic lights thrown in there.
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Old 06-20-08, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by clarketb View Post
I am shamed .Yesterday was my first real commute and it took me 21 minutes to go 3 miles. Including stoplights and hills.
That's about my average, and I've been commuting for a while. I'm just not in much of a hurry, especially on the uphill ride home.

That being said, if I do intervals, I can make it in 8-10 minutes.
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Old 06-20-08, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by clarketb View Post
I am shamed .Yesterday was my first real commute and it took me 21 minutes to go 3 miles. Including stoplights and hills.
Nothing to be ashamed about. When I first started commuting on my cheap $100 mtn bike it took me 45 minutes to an hour! Wow, talk about embarrassed!
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Old 06-20-08, 10:52 AM
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didn't we already talk about this?
 
Old 06-20-08, 10:56 AM
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door to door, 6.5 miles each way

35 minutes there
20 minutes home
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Old 06-20-08, 10:58 AM
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ok, i will play again...

5.5 miles about 20-25 minutes...i tend to take my time on the way home and add more distance
i am thinking about mapping some alternate routes for those gorgeous summer mornings
 
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7 miles

Traffic + Path

anywhere between 17 to 34 minutes

sometimes i feel lazy
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2 miles - 12 minutes on the way to work, 8 on the way back. Not hilly, I just like a gentle non sweaty ride to work and there's quite a few junctions where I need to wait for gaps in traffic and lights to change.
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14.5 kms (9 miles) to tunnel bike shuttle, 40 min.s, last 4.5 km (3.4 miles) to work on other side of tunnel, 15 minutes.
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