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The Best and Worst part of your commute

Old 05-01-07, 07:37 PM
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The Best and Worst part of your commute

What part of your commute makes you want to kill yourself and which part makes you remember why you put yourself through it? While we're at it, how long is your commute?


For me going up the Williamsburg bridge is just not fun. Going down however is very fun. Riding on Broadway can also be pretty fun. A little scary at times, but definitely fun. Depending on where I'm working that day my commute is 4 or 5 miles. Not bad really.
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Old 05-01-07, 08:14 PM
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The part where the middle aged guy in the leased Lexus in the lane next to me thinks he's way more important than me because he's the junior vice-president of the post-it notepad distribution department at the company where he works so he merges into my lane... or more accurately, into ME, because he doesn't think I count as a "real" vehicle.
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Old 05-01-07, 08:17 PM
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Best: just riding
Worst: Cars on the road

5 miles to school
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worst

the start when i feel like i havent ridden for years

best

just before the end when i feel more alive than i ever thought possible
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Old 05-01-07, 08:21 PM
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riding my bike

worst:

arriving at work
 
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Best: Being on my bike.
Worst: Everything else.
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Old 05-01-07, 08:22 PM
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Best:
Avoiding traffic
Worst:
Avoiding traffic

Seriously though, it's never bad unless the drivers around me are.
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Old 05-01-07, 08:23 PM
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worst:any street that throws you around like unexpected flight turbulence... i hate those.

best:any time cars are stuck in traffic and i'm mobbing through because vehicle traffic doesn't apply to the world of bike lanes (and threading lines).
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Old 05-01-07, 08:24 PM
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Oh I forgot another part that I dont like. I work at a retail store so usually Im on my feet all day. By the end of the night my legs and feet are sore as all hell. So by the time I get home Im very tired, sweaty, and a bit winded. THEN, its time to carry my bike up the painfully narrow stairs in my building to the 3rd floor. Its nothing horrible, but by this point all I really want to do is lay down, haha.
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Old 05-01-07, 08:25 PM
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Old 05-01-07, 08:32 PM
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More from me --
Good: girls check out my bike
Bad: Cobblestones
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Old 05-01-07, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by kjohnnytarr
Bad: Cobblestones
+1 Its all over SoHo, and it sucks.
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Worst:
Probably wherever theres no shoulder and people fly by me at 55 and almost clip me
Best:
Probably this little straight away right before my work thats like 1/2 of a mile long where I can just fly by the trees and the creek on my right and a bunch of stopped cars on my left, and the shoulder is as wide as a lane.

Oh and 7.8 or so miles to work and 8 miles home.
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best: being up at 7:00 am before alot of the bad traffic and being able to cruise in on a cool morning

worst: comming home at night...against the wind(always!) and dodging BU students and or red sox traffic...and or colliding with a U-turning car in the rain(recently)

all in all i agee with you guys...just knowing i can zip through the streets on my bike and have a hell of a time doing it is the best part

ohh and when you have the perfect music on to suit your mood AND the traffic....bliss
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Old 05-01-07, 08:56 PM
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Worst: Morning headwinds
Best: Evening tailwinds
Uber-Worst: Staying late and having the wind direction swing around after dark so I get hosed both ways
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Old 05-01-07, 09:01 PM
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Best: Downhill on the way in
Worst: Uphill on the way back
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Old 05-01-07, 09:18 PM
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worst is definetely waking up early around 7:30ish i always hate it but in terms of the actual commute worst is rain or cold weather. and when i get to work changing into work clothes and i get all hot since i just got in from riding. the traffic when i get out

best is the calmness of the ride before and after work compared to being at work and ultimate freedom once you escape the doors.
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Originally Posted by bostonfix
worst: comming home at night...against the wind(always!)
yep, right there with you.
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Old 05-01-07, 09:22 PM
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Worst: Broken glass and garbage on the bridge from Duluth, MN to Superior, WI.

Best: Beautiful weather and horrid weather. I like riding with 45 mph winds w/downpour & just above freezing. Also riding home in the dark durring the first snow of the year cannot be beat.

It is about 25 miles round-trip with some pretty good hills



Don't hit this street, but have quite a bit of vert. gain over the commute... run 42x17.
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Best part: It's short.
Worst part: It's short.
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The worst part is that the beginning of the commute, in both directions, is an immediate climb. In the morning I start at the lowest elevation and reach the peak in about 2.5 miles. In the evening the climb is about 1.5 miles.

I would be much happier if I had a couple miles to warm up before the hills.
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Old 05-01-07, 09:50 PM
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Best part: Cutting alongside the Yarra river watching the rowers go by in silence.
Worst part: The tree roots that have made high ridges across some of the path.
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Best: being out on my bike
Worst: idiot drivers hogging the road and idiot commuters hogging the bike paths
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worst: williamsburg bridge on the way to work. i live right by the bridge so i don't even have a chance to warm up before i hit it.

best: williamsburg bridge on the way home, when i'm actually awake.
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