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Poll:How long is your commute?(32 posts)

Poll:How long is your commute?gsxrawd
Jun 21, 2002 1:43 AM
for those that commute by bike to work/school, how far is your commute each way? and how many days a week?
20 miles round trip. 2-4 days a week. [nm]Leroy
Jun 21, 2002 3:10 AM
5km x 5 days [nm]ZvierBoy
Jun 21, 2002 3:40 AM
5km one way...ZvierBoy
Jun 21, 2002 3:41 AM
yeah, i know it's not much...
28 miles RT...3 days/week (nm)biknben
Jun 21, 2002 3:50 AM
5 miles each way X 3-4 (nm)Bike Fool
Jun 21, 2002 4:26 AM
re: Poll:How long is your commute?Crankist
Jun 21, 2002 5:06 AM
40 mi. r/t (I'm a lucky man), mostly flat, 1x weekly.
M.
re: Poll:How long is your commute?velocity
Jun 21, 2002 5:29 AM
I live fairly close to my office. If I go directly to and from work, 5 miles roundtrip 5 days a week. Besides being friendly to the environment, it's a great stress reliever. Plus my legs feel warmed up post-work when I do my training rides!
42 mi., one-way; don't do it often nmRoyGBiv
Jun 21, 2002 5:34 AM
re: Poll:How long is your commute?Miklos
Jun 21, 2002 5:39 AM
From home, 50 mile r/t, from a park-n-ride, 25 mile r/t. Usually will add to mileage after work making the 50 into a 64 and the 24 into a 37 mile ride.

Frequency varies from 5 days a week to none depending on personal time constraints, errands and weather. Average is about 3 times per week.

Side note: gsxrawd- do you ride a gixxer?

Miklos
4 miles each way, 5x/week, year-round - just got a commuter...PdxMark
Jun 21, 2002 6:04 AM
road bike to extend the rides somedays during the dry season (which amounts to August & September in Portland)
About 8 miles each way. About 3 days/week. (nm)djg
Jun 21, 2002 6:12 AM
depends.dtm
Jun 21, 2002 6:22 AM
the short way to work takes 0.6hrs.

the long way is 1.2hrs.

I ride every day, and do the short ride at least half the time.
5.5 mi each way, twice a week (M,F)MisJG
Jun 21, 2002 6:24 AM
I'd love to do it more, but I have to take my daughter to my Mom's T-Th
13 miles r/t, 3-5 days/weekTomS
Jun 21, 2002 6:25 AM
Sometimes I stretch the ride home to 20-30 miles...

There's a killer downhill on the way in - which unfortunately means a killer uphill on the way home, right before my neighborhood, when I'm ready to just change and eat dinner :(
30 miles r/t, 5 days/week NMmhinman
Jun 21, 2002 6:44 AM
32 mi. round trip 16 each way. (nm)IRIE
Jun 21, 2002 7:11 AM
when we lived in jacksonville...merckx56
Jun 21, 2002 7:11 AM
the craphole that it is, my commute was 32 miles round trip.
I got into a car accident and the bodyshop kept my car for 4 months. i commuted 32 miles, 5 or 6 days a week for 97 days straight, through the "winter" in jacksonville, florida. nothing quite like rainy, dark and 45 degrees to motivate you to get on the bike! other than that, i tried to commute about 3 days a week.
13 miles round triptmguy
Jun 21, 2002 7:36 AM
5 days a week, 12 months a year! Most of it along beautiful Lake Washington in Seattle. I will never drive again unless absolutely necessary.
re: Poll:How long is your commute?Andy M-S
Jun 21, 2002 7:57 AM
14 miles r/t (the short way)

25 miles r/t (the long way)

5 days a week, except in cases of snow or heavy rain.
re: Poll:How long is your commute?Berm
Jun 21, 2002 8:25 AM
48 miles round trip with hills. 1x per week
3.0 round trip x 0KenS
Jun 21, 2002 8:40 AM
Its too *short* to bike so I walk.
re: Poll:How long is your commute?Rode Warrior
Jun 21, 2002 8:49 AM
11+ miles the short way
40 miles the long way
and many routes in between.

I ride at least 3 times per week, and usually all 5 days.
5 blocksTJeanloz
Jun 21, 2002 8:53 AM
Commute is roughly 5 blocks (being Boston, 'block' is loosely defined). I ride my bike to work 7 days a week.
17miles each way. No ride on Wednesdays.Quack
Jun 21, 2002 9:02 AM
25 mi RT x 4 times per weekmmquest
Jun 21, 2002 9:36 AM
Except during thunderstorms like this morning! Drive in on monday with clothes and food, drive home on friday. Usually do the team rides on Tues and Thurs as well.
24 miles round trip; 1-3 times a week (nm)laffeaux
Jun 21, 2002 9:41 AM
15 miles round trip, typically ...Humma Hah
Jun 21, 2002 10:05 AM
I go directly to work because I'm not a morning person and the 5.4 mile direct route does not require a shower afterwards.

I generally take a long route home, giving 15 miles round trip. When I get a chance, I add an 18 mile side-trip on a nice bike path, and turn the commute into decent base miles.

I TRY to cycle-commute every workday, but the last few weeks have been a nightmare. Between breakdowns, needing to haul more than a bike can carry, and working late, I've been lucky to get 30 miles a week commuting.
18 miles RT, 3 x week. nmMXL02
Jun 21, 2002 10:32 AM
5.5 miles x3-5 (nm)look271
Jun 21, 2002 11:17 AM
6 miles round trip, 5 days a week, year roundgerwerken
Jun 21, 2002 7:24 PM
re: Poll:How long is your commute?MCrabb
Jun 23, 2002 5:29 AM
27 mi. one way with a couple good hill climbs. twice a week.
My neighbor who owns a bike, drives 2 blocks. I can hear him drive his truck the whole way every morning. In the winter he warms it up for 10 or 15 minutes first.