Longest Commute
Last Post 06/07/2013 11:50 AM by Michael Carbajal. 15 Replies.
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miguelon

Posts:24

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09/24/2009 06:05 PM

Ok, who has the longest commute out here?

I'll make the start: 0.01 miles (since I work from home). Surely somebody can beat this number

bjorn

PS: At least I used to have a 14-mile one-way commute...

garner

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09/28/2009 10:16 PM

My commute is about 14 miles each way. However, I occasionaly bump into an NCVC dude, probably around 50 or so, who lives out in Seneca, Maryland and commutes to DC everyday. His commute is 26 miles EACH WAY and he says he does it year round.

Valencia

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10/03/2009 08:36 PM
My daily commute is 18 mile each way but I try to add on to make 20. My morning starts near Cannery Row in Monterey Ca and finishes in Salinas, birth place of author John Seinbeck so I call it the Steinbeck commute. My car and expenses are covered by work so I commute by bike because I love it and it's good race training. oh yea to top that 50 year old I'm 64.
miguelon

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10/04/2009 01:43 PM
Posted By Jan Valencia on 10/03/2009 08:36 PM
My daily commute is 18 mile each way but I try to add on to make 20. My morning starts near Cannery Row in Monterey Ca and finishes in Salinas, birth place of author John Seinbeck so I call it the Steinbeck commute.

Steinbeck commute - I like that. I did that as a 'commute' only one weekend a few years ago when I raced at Sea Otter. Stayed in a motel in Salinas. Nice warm-up ride.
Jon Hansen

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10/04/2009 09:28 PM
Before I lost my job my commute was 22 miles each way. New job is only 1.5 miles away. I like new job better but it's making me soft.
miguelon

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10/05/2009 06:26 AM
Posted By Jon Hansen on 10/04/2009 09:28 PM
Before I lost my job my commute was 22 miles each way. New job is only 1.5 miles away. I like new job better but it's making me soft.

Yes, I noticed that with myself. When I commuted 14 miles each way I did it  every day, no questions asked. I was lucky enough that it was the direction of the main Tuesday/Thursday club ride, so a couple of times a week I got a good workout (and some funny remarks about my fanny pack...) in.

Later my commutes went down to two miles each way, before hitting zero. The disadvantage of the shorter commute is that sometimes you may be tempted to go back to work.

The bright side is you can eat lunch at home (although I really didn't do it that often anyway) and you just get home earlier to do other stuff (like going out for a ride )

bjorn
thewrob

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10/14/2009 09:50 AM
10 miles each way. i used to have the same commute as Garner and I miss it.Maybe i should move further away?
Nosleep

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10/21/2009 11:47 PM
About a mile and a half. I walk, and depending on how late I'm running and how fast I therefore need to run, it takes me anywhere from 25-40 minutes to get there. I haven't measured or anything, but I figure that puts it at around a mile and a half, maybe two.


And you'd run a 12-minute mile, too, if you had to wear what I do to work, so shut up
JDawg

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10/23/2009 04:43 PM
25 miles each way from Rockville to Jessup. Rolling hills. Nice commute. Mostly back roads. 1hour 30minutes.
Valencia

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10/23/2009 05:00 PM
50 miles that's great Alex, I know I've been racing to long when I feel I need to move to add 6 miles to my commute
C2K_Rider

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06/04/2013 06:40 PM
I'll start this one again.

I ride 10 flat miles each way to a train station. Good base riding, though sometimes I end up time trialing in the AM to make the train...

In the distant past I lived only 3 miles from work but on the edge of town, so would ride up to 40 miles either AM or PM to get the distance training in. And when in Atlanta I lived in town but was able to get in 35 miles one way, if I desired, by tacking on different side roads - lots of climbing too; short steep stuff.
Orange Crush

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06/04/2013 07:03 PM
14 k into work, downhill then mostly flat with a few rollers and a good stretch of gravel trail (Central Valley Greenway).

11k back, first same flat gravel trail, then up Buckingham Heights (Lakes bike route)

Fridays I "work from home" but somehow end up having an 80-90k commute which doubles as training

:-)
Keith Richards

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06/05/2013 11:21 AM
13 miles each way. Sometimes I will do a lap of Haines Point in the AM to make it a 30 mile day.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
ChinookPass

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06/05/2013 03:47 PM
currently 23mi each way. Only about 800ft climbing. Most of it on a wide level bike path though it is getting quite crowded in the past month or so. Alternative route is up, down, and along a trio of ridges with steep access climbs which I mix in a couple times a week.

Best part of summer is the valley flow which means I get a tailwind most days on the way home. Also since fenders are off, I've shaved about 20-25 minutes off the ride and can do it door to door in an hour-twenty (on a typical day this is only 20 mins slower than driving).

Can't remember the last time I drove in to work, maybe a few times last winter on the really bad days and a slight injury in January.
Sweet Milk

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06/07/2013 08:54 AM
17 Miles each way through beautiful rolling hill country
jookey

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06/07/2013 11:50 AM
36 miles each way. On the way home, last 10 miles is mostly uphill.


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