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My commute went from 10 miles to 50 miles.(6 posts)

My commute went from 10 miles to 50 miles.boyd2
Aug 22, 2003 11:32 AM
Today my company moved from about 10 miles (one way) from home to about 50 miles (one way). I have been commuting at least 3 days a week for 5 years. I am really miserable about the situation. I hate to drive at all, much less 2 hours every day. I am considering one way commutes, halfway commutes, and even the occasional century commute, but my carefree ride to work days are over. Boy am I pissed off. At least our new office has a shower so I can run at lunch, and there is a YMCA nearby so that I can swim. Other then that things look bleak. You never miss your water till the well run dry.
re: My commute went from 10 miles to 50 miles.maximum15
Aug 23, 2003 4:28 AM
That is terrible. We recently sold our house and bought a new one. The realtors thought my wife and I were crazy when we told them any new home could be no further than 12 to 15 miles from my workplace.

If I were you, I think I would opt for the halfway commutes provided you can find safe parking.
Wow! What an opportunity...Matno
Aug 23, 2003 8:35 AM
3 centuries a week ought to make you a very healthy person!

Of course I say that in jest, it really stinks when major inconveniences pop up beyond your control. Seems like a partial commute would be your best option if you want to continue riding to work.
Take your bike to work and ride at lunchB2
Aug 23, 2003 9:54 AM
If your employer is a little flexible with work hours and the time you spend at "lunch", you can get some good rides in a lunch.

My commute is 17 miles. A far cry from 50! So what would that be... a 2.5 or 3 hour commute each way?? Wow.

re: My commute went from 10 miles to 50 miles.aliensporebomb
Aug 24, 2003 7:32 AM
A thought would be drive your car to a point about 20-25 miles
away from the workplace and ride from there to your job.

Then ride back to the car and drive home.

It's not an ideal solution but one I've had to deal with
myself since I'd have to get up at 3:30-4 a.m. otherwise.

My total commute is around 19 miles now, if I'd actually
ridden from home and bypassing certain traffic areas that
bikes just can't get past it would be closer to 40 total
per day. I'd lose weight but getting up in the middle of
the night I don't relish.
Start making lemonadechar
Aug 24, 2003 12:21 PM
Can you use public transportation?
Find another job, that's what I did.
Alternate car and bike on commute.
There was another commuter referenced earlier this year that has the same commute miles, check out his website.
Good luck, you will find a way.