type of work place that you commute to?

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Re: type of work place that you commute to?

Postby bosvit » Thu May 17, 2012 8:10 pm

When I was working as a tradie I used to ride as often as I could but the guy I was working for was very anti bike (Imagine that in the country.....).

Now that I am working for the Council as a garden gnome, I can ride every day and I have a very secure area to leave my bike and in a couple of months there will be shower facilities which will come in handy.

I only ride in 3 times a week as the other two days I have kids sport etc. I tend to leave early a couple of times a week and turn a 10km each way trip into a pre work traning ride of about 50km.

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Re: type of work place that you commute to?

Postby teamdanby » Tue May 22, 2012 6:09 pm

I have one outside the box for you all

i ride between 15-20km each way to my work in regional NSW and i work as a plant operator at the waste managerment center (eg rubbish dump)

only one the works there that rides and i see bugger all other rideing to any other work place at the times i'm riding and the only one i do see are clubbies on a trainning ride
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Re: type of work place that you commute to?

Postby fab at forty » Tue May 22, 2012 10:33 pm

i'm a stock standard office worker commuter.

we have reasonable EOT facilities (combination locked bike cages,showers, lockers if you're lucky) although to stand up straight in the bike cages you'd have to be shorter than 4'5".

In my office of around 50/60 people I think maybe 5 ride; at least 2 of those are intermittent/fair weather riders.

Pretty poor show really.....
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Re: type of work place that you commute to?

Postby Hamster » Thu May 24, 2012 3:58 pm

I commute to a railway station where I have a bike locker and then by train to a bog-standard city office building that has showers & lockers and bike racks.
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Re: type of work place that you commute to?

Postby waramatt » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:58 pm

I commute 20km from a city suburb to an Australian government office in a satellite town. ZZZzzzz. That might make it seem like I'm cycling against the traffic but no! There's a lot of mining traffic chasing me out of Newcastle up into the Hunter Valley. But it has great EOT facilities and it's not a bad trip scenically, and easy. Wide highway shoulder all the way. No side streets or parked cars to door me.
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Re: type of work place that you commute to?

Postby dillonp » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:20 pm

gretaboy wrote:I ride to an office, located in close to CBD suburbs, where I use the time to rest and recover until my afternoon ride home

:D some days are like that ....
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Re: type of work place that you commute to?

Postby dillonp » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:31 pm

I ride 25kms from the Brisbane southern suburbs to the CBD, 4 times a week. New fitout has cage, bathrooms, A/C, showers, lockers, towel service, etc. Some days there are 18 bikes from about 150-200 staff.
Faster than the bus and cheaper than $11 a day. Get to do extras some nights with workmates.
Even though it is relatively busy it is my quiet time.
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Re: type of work place that you commute to?

Postby bychosis » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:12 pm

Im lucky and couldnt have it better. I ride to a council depot, 90% off rd cycleway along a lake edge. There is a locker room with about 80lockers, 8showers and a towel drying room. Bike racks are under cover and the whole shebang is inside a secure perimeter fence with video surveillance. Bit spoilt really. The locker room setup is for the garbos to shower after their shift so it's deserted when I use it first thing in the morning. The bike racks are a bit of an afterthought, but they are under cover so I'm not complaining. About 3-400 people work there and you can count on one hand how many cycle to work. That probably will slowly change as the traffic gets worse around here and petrol prices rise.
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Re: type of work place that you commute to?

Postby kiso » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:33 pm

I commute 16km to a factory in a light industrial area. Parking consists of a bike rack at the front door for 5 bikes, but we have secure fencing around the whole place. I've never seen more than 3 bikes parked there, including mine (we have a couple of hundred employees.)

Everyone who wants one has a locker, and there are several showers in different parts of the building.
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Re: type of work place that you commute to?

Postby DW260 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:18 am

A big government department building in Canberra. Has all the showers and lockers you could dream of and a cafe for my double-shot flat white post ride :D

Commute is roughly 45km round trip. Try and do it 3-4 times a week. -4 degree mornings here in Canberra make sleeping in a tempting option, but you just dress accordingly.
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Re: type of work place that you commute to?

Postby Parrott » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:36 am

I'm pretty lucky, secure parking, locker room, dry cleaning for work clothes and towels provided, good shower. I modify the route to increase the hills and reduce the traffic as I imagine others do.
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Re: type of work place that you commute to?

Postby BoardRider » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:36 am

I just started commuting again to hospital after 6 month break 60km round trip.

The hospital has locked cages for bicycles that are regularly used as an bike spare part depo for thieves ,despite the security cameras present.
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