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Old 11-08-04, 12:40 AM
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How far do you ride to work?

I want to get an idea of up to what distance people leave their cars, and ride to work.
I guess I'll start:
11km to school, but only once in a while
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Old 11-08-04, 01:01 AM
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2.25 miles. I insist on living within walking distance to work.
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10 miles each way. I pretty much ride every day unless it snows.
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1st office: 1 mile
2nd office: 5 miles the short way, 8 miles the long way.
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This question has been asked many times. Try searching the commuting forum.

My commute is 17km one way.
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Old 11-08-04, 10:01 AM
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Five miles one way.
No extreme hills...I spend an equal amount of time in each of my three speeds.
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Old 11-08-04, 01:04 PM
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4 or 8 miles. Fixed gear.
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Old 11-08-04, 02:15 PM
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3.62 miles one way and I wish it was farther but I am not going to move or anything like that.
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Old 11-08-04, 03:18 PM
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See this poll.
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Old 11-08-04, 05:31 PM
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Exactly 20miles to school.
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I am fortunate enough to work from home....but I ride 15 miles every morning before I start work....Does that count as a commute?
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
3.62 miles one way and I wish it was farther but I am not going to move or anything like that.
Find a fun route to expand your miles... Back in my "all the time in the world" days of college, I lived within 5 miles of the school, but took a 30 mile out-in-the-country roundabout way to get there... then would just do the 5 miles to get home.

Ah, life was simple then...
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Old 11-08-04, 09:10 PM
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19 miles each way, 1000 feet of climbing, actual elavation difference is about fifty feet(They call it rolling )
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Old 11-08-04, 09:22 PM
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About 5 miles, actually depends on which way i decide to take to school, the longer way(but a bit safer as it's more secluded from cars) is about 7-8 miles.
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33 miles round trip, about 3 times a week. A nice 100 mile training base.
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Hrmm, 7 miles to the main office, 5 miles to work. Riding to the main office is a 600 ft elevation gain, to work its 269 ft. Gladly I only have to go to the main office once a week, its a killer climb.
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Old 11-09-04, 12:48 AM
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15 miles each way...
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4 miles each way w/ the bus used also.
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5 miles biking each way. I'll happily ride in the snow, but don't like the rain!
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10 miles each way, 5 days a week...
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Old 11-09-04, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
19 miles each way, 1000 feet of climbing, actual elavation difference is about fifty feet(They call it rolling )
I dont think a hill counts as climbing when it follows immediately after a descent, because the speed you built up going down may carry you halfway up the hill. How much of the climbing is done on the effort from your legs.
That's a pretty good ride - I have 17 miles of almost flat with 135 ft climb on the bridge over the St Lawrence river. I dont do the commute 2 days in succession.
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Old 11-09-04, 02:49 PM
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16 miles one way, but I use the lite rail for most of it. I actually bike 5-6 miles 4-5 days a week, and to shop on weekends.
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Old 11-09-04, 04:20 PM
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9.17 miles each way
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A little over 2 miles.
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Old 11-11-04, 10:05 AM
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Go to your state dept of trans, they should have the 2000 census data available. It will have both the number of cyclists and distance they ride. Would provide better datasets than anidotal.
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