Did yer have far to come?

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Did yer have far to come?

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:42 pm

Just wondering what sort of distances members were covering on the commute.

Mine ranges from about 8km up to about 60km round trip depending on me shifts and whatever crap life throws up that cuts into ride time. I usually do the Bike/Train/bike thing, getting off at various points along the way and riding the rest.

Can't wait for the Vineyard Rd duplication to be finished. PSP all the way to the freeway. :D Scary as hell right now with those barriers giving no escape option.

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Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:12 pm

Normally 12-16 k each way, depending on the route I take. Up hill to work, about 40 minutes in the morning traffic. Coming home 25-40 minutes depending on traffic.

Tomorrow I'm heading out to a meeting at the airport, so the commute will be ~60k round trip. I'm really looking forward to heading south for a change.

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Postby Kev365428 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:30 am

42km each way.

Ingleburn to Sydney Airport via the M5.

As much as I'd like to do it every day, the body takes a while to recover after three straight days, and the need to take "supplies" into the office prevents this from happening on more than a handfull of times throughout the year.

Occasionally if I feel good, I;ve been known to take a detour up the M7 on the way home and make it 142+km for the day.

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Postby Boognoss » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:53 am

27-30km each way depending on the route from Castle Hill in NW Sydney to St Leonards on the lower north shore. Once we have a shower at work I'll be able to do some longer/earlier starting rides in but for now I just keep it as direct as possible.
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Postby munga » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:38 am

my new commute is about 1050m each way.


my old commute was just over 41km each way, ridden twice a week. most other days, i would drive from inala to dutton park, then ride on to pinkenba, which was about 25km
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Postby Pax » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:13 am

56k round trip, about 29.5k in and about 26.5k home

Try to do it daily but recon I average 3-4 times a week across the year.

Love it. Pouring today so no ride :(
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Postby gavinr » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:08 am

10k each way, Balmain to Gladesville. I've only been doing it since the New Year, really getting into it now. Finding it much easier now the temperature's dropped a bit.

I only do it three days a week, I have to take my little boy to daycare en route on the other two. Maybe I should get a seat on the back of the bike and stick him in that? I'd only have to take him the first couple of k's.
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Postby Strawburger » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:23 am

only 11.5kms each way from the cbd to dulwich hill, i try to tack on some extra kms in the evening if the legs are willing - out to concord and back(extra 8kms).
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Postby simonn » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:12 am

Depends on route I take, but the shortest is 23.5km to work and 24.5km to home. Try to do it every day, which it has been this year so far.
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Postby martinjs » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:21 am

My direct route(when I take it) is only 7k's each way, so I extend it up to as far as time permits. Maximum is about 40k. :D
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Postby gsxrboy » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:34 am

Between 7 and 12km's. The usual is 9.43kms each way.
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Postby m@ » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:35 am

Just 10Km; my alternative route is ~35Km with over 1000m of total climbing.
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Postby philip » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:50 am

Looks like I win for the shortest commute - 4km if I go the shortest way! I hardly ever go that way though, only when it's raining hard. I don't really like doing long distances with a heavy backpack, so some mornings I will ride to work, drop off my stuff, then go for a longer (~40km) ride.
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Postby jasimon » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:57 am

When I do it it's about 8km each way.

(But I won't be doing it for, approximately, the next year as child-related responsibilities impede :cry: .)
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Postby Tom Marius » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:27 am

m@ wrote:Just 10Km; my alternative route is ~35Km with over 1000m of total climbing.


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Postby soc » Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:31 pm

I've got three main routes to work, 15k's, 22k's and 31k's. The two shorter routes involve a drive over the Houghton bridge into Sandgate, the 31k is from the front door. All depends on the mood of the day or how early I wake up...
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Postby eucryphia » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:54 pm

16km each way.

There are only a couple of other routes but they're not as convenient or safe.
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Postby munga » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:51 pm

philip wrote:Looks like I win for the shortest commute


scroll up a few posts... :lol:
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Postby moosterbounce » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:20 pm

When I do it, 65km round trip. I tend to time my bike commutes with really hot days and head winds :?
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Postby Redbull » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:21 pm

45kms one way

I've bonked twice going home because I had too little to eat during the day :roll:
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Postby 20thCB » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:26 pm

39km each way. I do it twice a week, Mon and Fri. I find if I do it more often it becomes a chore and I start to resent it. If I lived 20k away I would do it daily.
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:27 pm

moosterbounce wrote:When I do it, 65km round trip. I tend to time my bike commutes with really hot days and head winds :?


Do you wrap a towel around the top tube to stop the sweat rotting Scotties frame? :wink:

Some impressive numbers, no doubt about that, really should total them up to see how many Ks the forum does just getting to and from...

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Postby munga » Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:50 am

munga - 8.5km/week :lol:
i still cant get my head around the fact that my new workplace is just over there ----------------------------> here
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Postby Aushiker » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:54 pm

G'day

Three regular "commutes" for me: 20 to 20 km to Anne's depending on the route (north or south of the river), 26 km home to work; 42 km Anne to work.

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Postby McPete » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:19 pm

Pretty much 15km on the nose, one way. I get it all; Shared paths, bike lanes, quiet suburban streets and three-lane-80km/h industrial roads with really big trucks.
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