Why do you commute by bike?

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Re: Why do you commute by bike?

Postby blossy84 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:20 pm

dino_onabike1969 wrote:
Comedian wrote:When people talk to me about bike commuting I really don't think they get it. At some point in the conversation when the focus switches to how it's quicker than catching the bus (50m on the bus tonight compared to 35m on the bike - max) they usually ask what time I leave. When I say "whenever I like - traffic doesn't matter to me" the lightbulb usually goes on.



:D :D too true "Comedian" :wink:


It technically takes me longer to travel by bike to work than it does by car...BUT!!! Normally I'd ride on my exercise bike for about 30mins to an hr or go for a 30 min run before leaving for work and then drive in. Now even though it takes me a but longer to ride in than driving, I am still saving time because my journey in is also my morning exercise. 8)
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Re: Why do you commute by bike?

Postby tmurray » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:16 pm

Best thing about commuting to work is taking an extended lunch break and going for a quick spin around the river on a lovely sunny afternoon. Can't beat that :)
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Re: Why do you commute by bike?

Postby Comedian » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:34 pm

erin wrote:
dino_onabike1969 wrote:
Comedian wrote:When people talk to me about bike commuting I really don't think they get it. At some point in the conversation when the focus switches to how it's quicker than catching the bus (50m on the bus tonight compared to 35m on the bike - max) they usually ask what time I leave. When I say "whenever I like - traffic doesn't matter to me" the lightbulb usually goes on.



:D :D too true "Comedian" :wink:


It technically takes me longer to travel by bike to work than it does by car...BUT!!! Normally I'd ride on my exercise bike for about 30mins to an hr or go for a 30 min run before leaving for work and then drive in. Now even though it takes me a but longer to ride in than driving, I am still saving time because my journey in is also my morning exercise. 8)

And afternoon exercise too!
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Why do you commute by bike?

Postby Mububban » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:16 pm

My commute is 13km each way, and it's a 13-20 minute drive, or a 35 minute ride. I've got 2 young kids so finding time on my own to do fast paced exercise is difficult, so riding to work 1-3 times a week only costs me 15 minutes of time with the kids in an afternoon, and none in the morning as they are still asleep when I depart.

Plus my work has a shower/change room when I can lock my bike up too, I'm on a PSP for half the ride and going across traffic not straight into the CBD, so traffic danger is much lower than when I worked in Nedlands.
When you are driving your car, you are not stuck IN traffic - you ARE the traffic!!!
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