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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #15 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.

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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2011, 06:18:50 am »
20 yards door to door  ;D. No wonder the negine never gets off the choke  ::)
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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #18 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

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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #19 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?

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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #20 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
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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2011, 10:52:39 am »
64 round trip for me. And  I work everyday and only have every third weekend off.  :(


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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #24 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.  ::)
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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #26 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??
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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #27 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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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #28 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.

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Re: Commuting Distances
« Reply #29 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.
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