lengh of commute

length of your commute each way

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby KonaCommuter » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:01 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
Good onya KC, it gets easier (and funner) with practice :mrgreen:
Seeing as you are doing so well and are a Kona Man, why not get yourself a Kona Honky Inc as a Xmas pressie? By all reports from members here, thay are a stunning ride, not to mention that they look amazing 8) I love my 2yo Kona DewDrop commuter 8)


To be honest I’ve started to seriously think about my first Road Bike. First hurdle is to pay off my credit card but this is giving me time to 1) acquire fitness and confidence 2) learn exactly what I want / need and can afford.

The Kona Honky Inc looked very nice though......
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Re: lengh of commute

Postby Ozkaban » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:11 pm

eeksll wrote:holy smoke guys :shock: I thought I was hardcore doing 10 in and out rail hail or shine.

I probably wouldn't mind too much for a 20-30 km ride as long as a HUGE part of it was on a fast veloway/quiet road. I could use my roadie instead of my commuter. Hmmm but then again I stop/do things on the way home, so I need panniers most days.

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I use a roadie, after my hybrid got wrecked. I actually just bought alone of those Topeak mtx quick release racks and bag with panniers from Evans. Finally getting the backpack off, and can take off the rack in about 2 secs when going for a serious ride.

Oh, and did the 36k commute again on Friday. Going to make it weekly over the school holidays, and I think.


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Re: lengh of commute

Postby J-Tim » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:39 am

Mine's 25-27km each way, which I try to do at least 2 times a week.

I can't see that option in this poll though.

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby duncanm » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:18 pm

yeh.. where the > 15km option?

I too have 25km each way. Try at least twice a week, limited by having to move across multiple work sites some days.

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby raistian » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:58 pm

Mine's 14.8km each way - excluding getting into apartment complex and up the stairs :evil:

Have been riding MTB, now on a roadie won on ebay - suddenly I don't hate the stairs anymore :lol:

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby waramatt » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:33 pm

18k each way, do it 5 days p.w barring serious acts of God....

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Postby jamesn184 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:10 am

15km each way that will turn into 28-30km in 2-3 months

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby Rex » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:27 pm

Commute is 26km typically but I've been going an alternative route which takes it up to 50km... less time to ride on the weekends so trying to pick up the slack during the week. 4am wake-up isn't my favourite past-time but!

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby dillonp » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:01 pm

25kms each way, 4 days a week.
take the 35k or 40k harder route 2 nights a week with the Commuter World Championship contenders ... :P
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Re: lengh of commute

Postby DavidTomic » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:50 am

I've upped my typical commute (as of the beginning of March) to ~30KM each way, five days a week.

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby gretaboy » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:11 pm

DavidTomic wrote:I've upped my typical commute (as of the beginning of March) to ~30KM each way, five days a week.

well done DT...how have you found the extra k's

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby DavidTomic » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:18 pm

gretaboy wrote:well done DT...how have you found the extra k's

I'm loving the time on the bike ... it's the getting out of bed earlier in the morning that I'm struggling with. Turns out that I'm definitely not an early morning kind of person! :wink:

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby Whipy » Sat May 05, 2012 9:29 am

31k each way
Shorncliffe to Brisbane
Brisbane to Shorncliffe
11k of city traffic then a magic 20k of bike trails

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat May 05, 2012 2:46 pm

I think you need an extra couple of buttons. There would be many MANY here who's ride would be considerably longer than 15km.

I ride to work all work days all year. My full ride is 17km in, 18km on the way home via the usual detour. But as often as not I often drop a leg or two to reduce a trip either way down to as low as 5km each way, With extra riding outside of work I am averaging somewhere around 150km a week. My average commute would be somewhere between 15 and 20 I would guess. I know it takes me forever to get to and from! :(
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Re: lengh of commute

Postby dino1969 » Sat May 05, 2012 4:51 pm

27 km each way...average 216 km a week depending on how late i may finish work [my general rule of thumb is that if i finish work by 8.30 p.m i will ride home]...regardless i ride INTO work 4-5 times a week :wink:
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Re: lengh of commute

Postby DoogleDave » Thu May 10, 2012 1:32 pm

1st time doing the commute this morning.
36km each way
Caroline Springs to Melb CBD
Melb CBD to Caroline Springs

Approx. 23km on bike trails
Approx. 13km on road

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby steve-waters » Thu May 10, 2012 1:46 pm

Getting all fired up for a 35km each way - going to be great no need to get up at 4:45am to train
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Re: lengh of commute

Postby rjk » Fri May 11, 2012 1:10 pm

25km each way..just started doing it 1 hour on the way in at 5:30 and 1hr 15 min on the way home at 3:15

lovely ride no cars on the road in the morning and i just seem to miss the pick time for all the mothers on the way home

easten burbs of melb to chapel st windsor where there are some great coffee places :)
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Postby argon_18 » Fri May 11, 2012 3:01 pm

Have only just in the last 2 weeks started to commute. 10years or so off the mountain bike, picked myself up a decent Cannondale CAAD 10.

I’ve got a second car only for the next week and started driving to about 7kms out of town and riding in. After about half a dozen rides I’m ready to push it out another couple of kms next week (up some big hills) and then when I no longer have the car will be commuting 12.5km each way every day, CBD to Mt Gravatt

So far so good and really loving riding again.

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby matt_h1 » Wed May 16, 2012 1:18 pm

Mine is about 13km each way, my max range is about 30km before I'm dead on my feet so it's not too rough to do 2x13km a day.

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Postby pagey » Thu May 17, 2012 7:56 pm

40k each way - Rowville to Melb CBD


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Re: lengh of commute

Postby VRE » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:37 am

Mine's 27km to work and 33.5km from work (between Ringwood North and Melbourne CBD). The longer home commute is because it's afternoon and I take some shared paths to avoid the traffic. The round-trip commute averages about 900m climbing, so I get plenty of hill-climbing done during the week.

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby Parker » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:09 pm

I do 25km each way, Scarborough to Kewdale - I usually do at least 4 days per week

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby goneriding » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:25 pm

~25 km's each way depending on what detours may occur. The morning commute seems to be alot longer than the evening one.

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Re: lengh of commute

Postby Kuufu » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:01 pm

I ride from the hills to the eastern suburbs of Sydney. 53 km each way. If I catch the train half way through I do 2 separate rides which make 26 km.

I usually ride the whole way in and catch the train on the way home, making 80 km per day that I ride. Whole trip has 650m of ascent and takes between 2 hrs and 2 hrs 20 mins.

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