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Mish mash => Open Forum => Topic started by: DarrellB on May 15, 2011, 04:22:56 pm

Title: Commuting Distances
Post by: DarrellB on May 15, 2011, 04:22:56 pm
Just wondering for those who commute with your bike, how far round trip per day? I go from Pahrump NV to Las Vegas 114 round trip per day.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: DeansZG on May 15, 2011, 06:06:53 pm
WOW!!! I couldn't even imagine a drive like that, much less finance the damn fuel costs ......... I recently changed jobs, which cut my r.t. from 46 miles to only 30 miles......
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: mikeboileau on May 15, 2011, 06:16:54 pm
I walk down the stairs.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: DarrellB on May 15, 2011, 06:18:16 pm
Two and a half years and counting. I know some that been making this trip for ten years. Its not too bad once you get used to it.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on May 15, 2011, 06:21:38 pm
Between 40-60 miles a day.  It depends on if I choose to take the curvy back roads or not.  When I ride my C14 I usually choose the long way.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: CigarSki® on May 15, 2011, 06:23:22 pm
18 miles round trip. Been that way for 25 years and two different employers. I hate long commutes.

Now and then the return trip break a hundred. ;D
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: turbohawk on May 15, 2011, 06:30:18 pm
80 miles each way...but only every 3rd day and it's a nice ride...I love living in BFE.
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Post by: Outback_Jon on May 15, 2011, 06:36:04 pm
I used to do 56 miles each way.  Have since moved to a closer facility and only commute 12 miles each way now.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Cold Streak on May 15, 2011, 07:03:15 pm
I do 50 miles round trip.  It's right through the heart of the city, but I prefer the bike so I can use the HOV lane.   Plus I prefer the bike any time the weather is okay. 
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Pynikal on May 15, 2011, 07:50:21 pm
i am 44 miles a day.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Ron Dawg on May 15, 2011, 08:12:20 pm
9 there, 15-20 home on nice days
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Pynikal on May 15, 2011, 08:14:20 pm
9 there, 15-20 home on nice days

well i guess its 44 round trip straight there and straight back sometimes i am 200 miles into the way home, it really just depends...... 8)
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Nosmo on May 15, 2011, 09:10:02 pm
My commute for the last 7 years has been only 40 miles each way.  Prior to that, (for ten years) it was 67 miles each way, but I didn't have fuel-saving motorcycles then, just the old 1990 Toyota 4x4 and the 1984 T-bird, which is why the truck has 358,000 miles on it and the T-bird died at 254,000.  At different times I have had commutes of 16 miles one-way and 8 miles one-way, both if which I did by bicycle as much as possible. 
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Two Skies on May 15, 2011, 09:55:25 pm
About 70 miles round trip 3-5 days a week for me.  Despite being next to the mountians, it's mostly straight and flat, with slower backroads so I feel the need to canyon chase now and then.  We have nice back country canyons here.  When they AREN'T STILL SNOWED IN that is...
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: stevewfl on May 15, 2011, 10:18:48 pm
work from home.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 15, 2011, 10:20:16 pm
80 miles each way...but only every 3rd day and it's a nice ride...I love living in BFE.


about 80 total roundtrip.....and I also love living in BFE, except the part about high speed internet....air card only has 1 bar on it .......r-u-r-a-l.
I like the fact at night, it's DARK.
and the locks on my doors..?....well, lets just say anyone walking in gets what they get....and a lead enema for the effort.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Boonedawg on May 16, 2011, 05:12:00 am
96 miles Akron to the East side of Cleveland.  The primary reason I ordered a C-14, the vrod offers little wind protection as well as a 3.1 gal tank and the spyders offer little wind protection as well.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: gtr1000 on May 16, 2011, 06:18:50 am
20 yards door to door  ;D. No wonder the negine never gets off the choke  ::)
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Pynikal on May 16, 2011, 06:29:39 am
20 yards door to door  ;D. No wonder the negine never gets off the choke  ::)


choke.....whats that....... ;D
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: turbohawk on May 16, 2011, 06:53:24 am

about 80 total roundtrip.....and I also love living in BFE, except the part about high speed internet....air card only has 1 bar on it .......r-u-r-a-l.
I like the fact at night, it's DARK.
and the locks on my doors..?....well, lets just say anyone walking in gets what they get....and a lead enema for the effort.

I guess technically I'm not quite as BFE as I'd like, but if I don't drive an hour west, I stay out of the big city...and there is little to nothing east and south of me for hundreds of miles.  If I could live on the moon, I would. C14 rocketship?
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: kawamark on May 16, 2011, 10:15:38 am
About 30 feet.  ;)

If I need to go to the office - 11 miles one way on my preferred curvy country road with little to no traffic.

If I need to make on site service calls, I get paid $0.51 per mile. All are within 15 – 20 minutes from home.

After my old job with a daily 50 mile one way interstate commute into Atlanta with stop and go rush hour traffic, I feel blessed.  ;D
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: ManWorkinghere on May 16, 2011, 10:28:11 am
Take the cycle (now that it is fixed) from Greenfield to Kenosha for a 37 mile one-way trip.  But as you can guess, sunny days take longer to get home 'cuz I 'get lost' so easy.  :)

75 total round-trip, 5 days a week.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: sas mayhem on May 16, 2011, 10:52:39 am
64 round trip for me. And  I work everyday and only have every third weekend off.  :(


Cheers
Ron
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: snarf on May 16, 2011, 10:56:27 am
right at 90 miles round trip for me.  It's mostly all highway so it's nice and relaxing.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: sherob on May 16, 2011, 10:58:46 am
~75 miles a day... that's without having to stop-n-shop, which I usually do every other day.  Which reminds me... need to make a list of stuff to pickup.  ::)
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: MizzouMike on May 16, 2011, 11:10:26 am
I commute 28 miles door to door or 56 miles round trip.  Since my motorcycle gets twice the fuel economy than the minivan and nearly 2.5 times that of the 1999 F-150, I ride as often as I can.  Most of the trip is two lane highway, and there is usually light traffic, so it is relaxing.  There are curves (a rareity for Kansas), although I really don't like riding at night, because the deer are thick.

I purchased the connie for exactly this reason, to commute.  I love the weather protection of the fairing, the great fuel economy, large tank, etc.....

I just wish I could ride it more often to work (have to transport kids to soccer, scouts, school, etc..) so I usually only get to ride one or two days a week during the school year.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: crashdb on May 16, 2011, 12:20:11 pm
80 miles round-trip.  I don't touch the highway, and there's lots of lights.  I can crush rocks with my left hand nowadays!  I've recently found another way home, but I'm not sure what it's like during rush hour.  I'm giving it a shot tonight.

I try to ride it as much as possible, but we've had a lot of rain this year--and snow.  I recently realized I was spending almost $400/month in gas on my truck.  Oddly enough that was right about the time I decided it was time to sell it.  Anybody want a 2007 Silverado??
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Bourne2Ride on May 16, 2011, 04:54:53 pm
I'm at 79.6 miles round trip every day - which has me filling up every 3 days on this bike.
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Post by: Son of Pappy on May 16, 2011, 05:09:13 pm
80 RT, 5-7 days a week, just depends if I'm giving a class or not.  47,000 relatively speaking trouble free miles.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Scaffolder on May 16, 2011, 05:46:38 pm
160 miles round trip. It changes from job to job and this is a minimum. I go upwards to 250-300 worst case scenario. I've run about 4700 miles so far in 2011.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: cog4030 on May 16, 2011, 06:25:14 pm
52 miles round trip from home to office, more if I have to visit any of our power plants. Oh and 51 cents a mile.....
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Post by: jim_de_hunter on May 16, 2011, 06:38:34 pm
100 miles round trip for me.  I run US 52 along the Ohio River up river of Cincinnati.  Lots of cruisers run the route on weekend.  I run it every weekday.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Makz58 on May 16, 2011, 06:50:22 pm
Depends on the weather and which way I go. Could be 15 minutes could be 60 minutes love it.
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Post by: nosaint7 on May 17, 2011, 08:51:56 am
Round trip?   20 ft to 20 miles.  Some days work from home - some days in Client's offices downtown. 
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Reddogger on May 17, 2011, 09:01:23 am
142 Round Trip almost all slab  :(.  Only five or six times a month though which allows time for many more miles West (all curves  :D)
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: rneal55555_nh on May 17, 2011, 10:01:51 am
64 miles round trip on the Connie from April to Thanksgiving. (or from after the salt is off and before it is on the roads)  A few more months would be nice but I settle for the snowmobile trail running by my house.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: George R. Young on May 17, 2011, 01:54:21 pm
11 km one way by bicycle.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: JetJock on May 17, 2011, 02:47:31 pm
6 miles RT   :( 

Can only take the bike on some days as need the truck most of the time. And with that short of distance, hard to even gearing up to ride to work some days.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: norcalbarney on May 17, 2011, 02:59:41 pm
I may have the winning short commute of only 3 miles.  Yeah, I need a 700lbs bike for that.   ;D Often, I don't even get her out of 2nd gear.
Title: Re: Commuting Distances
Post by: Vault13Hero on May 17, 2011, 03:37:28 pm
96 miles Akron to the East side of Cleveland.  The primary reason I ordered a C-14, the vrod offers little wind protection as well as a 3.1 gal tank and the spyders offer little wind protection as well.

Before I had the connie (or any bike, for that matter), I used to ride about 90-100 miles from Ravenna to Wickliffe 5 days a week.  The 271/480 merge just about killed me after 1 year of commuting :o But after a move it's now about 75-80 miles from Geneva to Wickliffe.  Maybe I'll see you around sometime Boonedawg.