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Old 12-11-04, 11:38 AM
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How far do you commute.

I am just now getting back in to riding and I may also commute a couple days a week after the winter amd the time change. Just wondering those that commute to work how many miles do you travel one way. Thanks. I think mine will be around 15 miles.

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Old 12-11-04, 11:41 AM
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Been done x100.
I do 20 miles one way.
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Old 12-11-04, 08:06 PM
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Do it. Ride the bike. Ride it this winter.

I've been commuting for only three years now. Started with a 1.5 mile ride. Moved and it became an 11 mile one way ride, and moved again.. now it's a 6.5 -8 mile ride depending on the route.

Check the Winter Cycling Forum for tips on dressing for the weather. Not as bad as you might think.
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Old 12-11-04, 08:27 PM
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Mine as of now is about 2.3 miles... however, my place of work is moving across town so the distance will be more like 15 miles once that happens. I'll still ride even then.
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Old 12-11-04, 10:58 PM
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15 miles per day... great weather brings detours to extend ride... lost 75lbs since July 1 this year!!!
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Old 12-11-04, 11:07 PM
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About 6.5 miles one-way. Planning on going through the winter if I can get away with it.
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Old 12-12-04, 02:20 AM
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I'll be commuting through the winter but our winters are far more mild than yours are. I'm not sure I could do it in constant single-digit temperatures. I'd sure as heck try, though.
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Old 12-12-04, 08:45 AM
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My commute is about 11 miles each way.
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Old 12-12-04, 09:43 AM
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Don't know what part of the country you're from but try riding through the winter.
I'll be 60 very soon and I'm gonna give it my best shot.
My commute is 8.5 miles one way.
I'll let you know if I survive Wednesday's low temps. It's supposed to be high teens F (~ -8C).
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Old 12-12-04, 10:08 AM
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16 miles, but lite rail helps me on most days. I usually ride all the way home once a week. I commute all year round, but then, this is California... I actually ride 45 miles most weeks.
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Old 12-12-04, 02:12 PM
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17 miles, one way. My shift keeps getting changed at work, and every time it does, my sleep pattern is messed up for about a month, during which I don't ride...so I'm perpetually trying to toughen my legs/lungs up enough to do this ride more than twice a week. But I'll get there one of these days...
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Old 12-12-04, 04:09 PM
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15 miles each way. Already thinking of summer when its more comfortable (more light) to extend the ride on the way home. Nothin' better than leaving work, riding towards home, and knowing you have time to detour for anothe 10-15 miles - Mental Floss!
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Old 12-12-04, 06:12 PM
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2.5 miles each way. Nice and short, but sometimes I wish it was a little longer...
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Old 12-12-04, 08:44 PM
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About 6 miles each way, depending on wether or not I go to the Dog & Pony after work or not.

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110 kms

20 of it by bike, 90 by train.
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100 yards, one way.
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15 miles each way. Do it both ways, or take the fixie and take the train back (I'm working on that uphill return leg). Or skive, take the van, but go to the gym to make up for it.
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Old 12-14-04, 07:51 AM
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Nine miles, but I HATE cold (and I define cold as "can't wear shorts"), so I haven't been commuting as much in December. (I'm in Austin, TX; it's in the low 40s in the morning. Yeah, I'm a wuss.)
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Old 12-14-04, 08:02 AM
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15 miles is the shortest route. As the temps go up, so does the length of my commute.
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You need surprisingly little in the way of clothes, but if your route gets icy, you will want to consider studded tires. I wouldn't think dumping in front of a car would make your day.
I am riding on Nokians, they were $100 for the pair at Peter White. First time on ice today, they're champs. Accellerating away from the stop sign on glare ice, sounded like someone dragging an ice pick across the ice.

It was 20*F this morning, snow on the ground, 78% humidity. I'm wearing poly long underwear, poly base socks, wool socks, cheap poly running tights, a cheap lightly-lined running windbreaker pants, then up top, poly base shirt, Wal*Mart compression top, a fleece scarf around the neck once and arranged to cover just the front, and a windbreaker. Nashbar polypro balaclava (5-in-1), and some fleece gloves (not biking gloves, will be replaced, but they're warm). Goggles over the eyes (visorgogs over prescription glasses).

So, two layers socks, bottom, top, then a windbreaker shell, and a balaclava and gloves. I was cozy warm, only my toes got a bit chilly (wearing beat up old shoes in toe clips) but not bad at all. I figure this getup is probably good down to at least 10*F, maybe 5.
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Old 12-14-04, 09:50 AM
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30 miles one way for mee
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Old 12-17-04, 07:03 PM
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22 miles each way, mostly rail-trail. It doesn't get plowed, and that's the only thing that occasionally prevents winter rides.

I second the motion on studded tires.
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Old 12-17-04, 07:29 PM
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Twelve miles each way! I'm partying
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Old 12-17-04, 09:14 PM
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17 miles each way. Winter riding isn't too bad, but it doesn't get too cold here. Trying to get some winter shoes off of EBay; prices for winter shoes new is insane.
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