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How long is your total(both ways) bike commute?

I don't commute on a bike
12 (12.5%)
1-5 miles
30 (31.3%)
5-10 miles
29 (30.2%)
11-20 miles
19 (19.8%)
21-30 miles
5 (5.2%)
31-50 miles
0 (0%)
51+ miles
1 (1%)

Total Members Voted: 96

Voting closed: June 23, 2015, 03:25:50 PM

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sam

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Re: How long is your bike commute?
« Reply #50 on: September 15, 2015, 07:33:18 AM »
I'd love to know who's commuting 51+ miles a day! Great effort!

Sam

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Re: How long is your bike commute?
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2015, 08:41:59 AM »
I'd love to know who's commuting 51+ miles a day! Great effort!

Sam

That's me, and it's unfortunately not anything like every day... but that is how far it is when I ride.
If everything works out well, within the next 4-6 weeks it will drop down to 26 round-trip! Still farther than I'd like, but a move in the right direction!

sam

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Re: How long is your bike commute?
« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2015, 09:33:35 AM »
That sounds a bit more friendly, but still a long way!

Sam

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Re: How long is your bike commute?
« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2015, 05:53:08 PM »
5 Miles on the Bike
Get on BART  (subway) for 6 Miles
2 more bike Miles

7 Miles total one way. 

bmiles62

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Re: How long is your bike commute?
« Reply #54 on: September 16, 2015, 07:39:48 AM »
My commute is 11.5 each way mostly rolling hills with a couple of big ones in the mix. Three days a week I currently drive 5 miles from my house and park at my church and ride from there. It will be 16.5 each way from my house if I ride the entire distance. I am debating whether to go ahead and ride the whole thing. I may give it a try next week. Thanks to all of you who inspired me to get my fat butt back on my bike!

powskier

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Re: How long is your bike commute?
« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2015, 06:10:42 PM »
5 miles round trip.
61.2 deg North, long "used to be colder"winters and plenty of summer or fall rain.
Ride drop bar 29er with studded tires in winter or fat tire bike on deeper snow days.
Ride every single day because it is fun , the $ saving is just a bonus.

Most important part of bike commuting that people miss is being HYPER aware of your surroundings, distracted drivers, ice/snow conditions, mindless pedestrians, etc, etc.

Matt_D

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Re: How long is your bike commute?
« Reply #56 on: September 19, 2015, 09:04:01 AM »
Most important part of bike commuting that people miss is being HYPER aware of your surroundings, distracted drivers, ice/snow conditions, mindless pedestrians, etc, etc.

Not sure you meant it quite this way, but I always enjoy the awareness of surroundings... when I was bike commuting every day I was pretty sensitive to how seasons were changing, for example. I miss that now, when I do way too much car time.

After many years of bike commuting I drive differently now too... a bit more aware of what pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers may do so I usually have a "what-if" plan if someone doesn't see me or does something that might affect my next few hundred feet of travel.