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    Your commute: Distance / Time / Bike ???

    Share with me! Still have not taken the plunge myself. About to do a time trial tomorrow on my mtb with nobbies. If I do it, it will be aprox 20 miles each way.... 15 of it will be on a bike path. The nobbies will definately have to go, or I will have to get a commuter or roadie.

    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?
    2. How long does it take?
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)

    Try to keep it in that order.... #s 1-3. If you want to elaborate, make it #4.
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    I started riding my old junker MTB with intent to commute to work. I rode 13 miles rounds trip (6.5 one-way) on flat bike road with occasional small dips and climbs and it took me approx. 1:15 mins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urnicus
    Share with me! Still have not taken the plunge myself. About to do a time trial tomorrow on my mtb with nobbies. But its a long ride, so I am thinking if I do it I will need a faster bike.

    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?
    2. How long does it take?
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)

    Try to keep it in that order.... #s 1-3. If you want to elaborate, make it #4.
    1. Longest I ever ride one way and non stop, excluding traffic light stop is 23miles. Standard ride is 14miles

    2. Standard timing is 35mins for 9.5 miles

    3.MTB with 1.75 slick tires for comfort, speed and stability...

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    1. 8 miles
    2. 30 minutes there (mostly downhill), 38 minutes back (mostly uphill)
    3. Hardtail mtb, rear commuter rack, and 1.5 slicks

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    13 miles / ~45 minutes / late 90's bianchi road bike with rack

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    2.9 miles, 14 minutes. Jamis Durango 2.0. Need some slicks or street mtb tires.

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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?

    5 miles

    2. How long does it take?

    27 minutes there, big climb at the end. 20 minutes return, it's a downhill on the return run. And that is with stop lights, traffic, etc.

    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)

    Converted MTB, ridged fork, 2.0 pavement tires (we have crappy roads around here), rack, etc.

    4. I have to qualify the times though. The above commute times are for good conditions, no rain, light winds etc. Living in the midwest at the edge of the nothern plains (near the Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa borders) it can get pretty windy. A good stiff head wind can add a lot of time to either direction. My slowest time was 40 minutes on the trip to, my best time ever was the same day on the return trip with a tail wind, 18 minutes. That was a fun run!!! But the usual is 27 and 20.

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    1. 3.3 miles with a 130 foot elevation hump paved. or 5 miles with a 2mile climb either paved going up or logging road going up about 600 ft of climbing.
    2. @ 3.3 depending on wind 10 to 16 minutes. @ 5 around 27 minutes no matter how I attack it (dirt climb or paved climb).
    3. Specialized Stumpjumper 29er HT with either the stock Fast Trak tires or the 2.35 Schwalbe Big Apples. Also have a set of Michelin Dynamic 700x32 road tires but with my weight and the road conditions around here they are only good for work commutes.

    I live on the shore of lake superior so wind/weather/temp changes happen fast all day and like to turn my new personal record moments into sub average speeds.
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    1) 16.7 miles one way

    2) 1 hour 20 minutes, obeying stop signs and traffic lights.

    3) "Commuterized" road bike. Soma Smoothie, Mary bars, Gatorskins, rear rack, etc.

    Since the evil AZ summer is here, I make the full ride in, then chop 10 miles off the ride home by catching the bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urnicus
    Share with me! Still have not taken the plunge myself. About to do a time trial tomorrow on my mtb with nobbies. If I do it, it will be aprox 20 miles each way.... 15 of it will be on a bike path. The nobbies will definately have to go, or I will have to get a commuter or roadie.

    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?
    2. How long does it take?
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)

    Try to keep it in that order.... #s 1-3. If you want to elaborate, make it #4.
    I've ridden in to work 5 times now and i' really liking it. Probably 50% bike path, 40% neighborhoods and 10% Danger zone.

    1. 32 miles round trip
    2. 1 hour 15 min
    3. Surly Karate Monkey, Single speed, Schwalbe Big Apple tires (2.35's)



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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 15 Miles
    2. How long does it take? 50 Minutes (plus 10 to change once at work).
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)? Felt Dispatch

    I used to commute on mountain bike, it got tedious, so I just stopped doing it. Now I joyfully cruise on my puedo roadbike as often as possible because its so much fun!
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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? depends on my route...greenbelt = about 7 miles...road = about 6 miles

    2. How long does it take? usually about 30 minutes

    3. What style of bike? Surly Cross-Check with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires

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    I ride 7.5 miles each way. All on good pavement with about 300' of elevation to and 600' of elevation gain on the way back.

    On average 23 minutes to and 28 minutes to return.

    I ride my road bike and carry my stuff in a back pack.
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    1. 16.4-16.8 miles
    2. 55min - 64min
    3. CX bike loaded down with panniers
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    1. 3.5 Miles
    2. 10-12 minutes depending on traffic lights, which bike, the weather
    3. IRO Mark V, old Raleigh converted to fixed gear for winter and rain, Surly Karate Monkey with big slicks and fixed 34x14 for fun and running into ****, early 90's Raleigh CX with full racks and panniers (and gears!) for hauling if necessary.

    The bike I ride depends on my mood, my needs, and mostly the weather.

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    1. 4.5 miles

    2. About 24 minutes going / 20 minutes coming home

    3. Specialized Tricross with riser bars
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    16 miles of greenway path - 32 round trip (I'd rather deal with walkers, joggers and bikes than cars any day)

    About 1 hour - give or take 10 mins depending on wind

    Surly Cross-Check (sooo much fun to bomb around on)
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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 9.3 miles of bike paths (greenway), steady 590ft climbing the whole way.

    ...ditto joggers/walkers vs cars!

    2. How long does it take? 57 minutes...I'm fat (40lbs over) and outa shape!

    ...save gas, save money, lose weight, get fit. Yeah!

    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.) Converted MTB Hard Tail

    Good news...the ride home is 9.3 miles downhill!
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    I'd rather deal with cars than path users. Cars don't slow me down like rollerbladers and dumbasses walking walking 2 and 3 abreast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker
    I'd rather deal with cars than path users. Cars don't slow me down like rollerbladers and dumbasses walking walking 2 and 3 abreast.
    ???????????????

    If a walker/jogger/rollerblader isn't paying attention...what's the likelihood it will cost you your life?

    I'd rather have a 150 to 200lb person step in my way than a 2,500 to 50,000lb vehicle run me over...it's a pretty simple equation of potential killing/maiming power to me.
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    1) ~3 miles
    2) 12-14 minutes (through rush-hour traffic)
    3) Surly CC, monstercrossed-out (singlespeed, knobbies)
    4) I tend to take it really easy on the way to work, as I hate being a sweaty mess when I get there. However, when I AM a mess, I just wash my face & neck, put on deodorant, and the obligatory fresh set of clothes, and I'm good to go.
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    My commute is 5 miles, takes me about 20-25 minutes. I have a Raleigh single speed road bike.
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    5 miles to the ferry with 5 climbs, 1.5 to work flat - 25-30 mins to ferry - Schwinn SuperSport (commuter), Fuji Newest 1.0 (road), Giant Boulder SE (winter bike)

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    1. Approx. 10 miles with approx. 500' of elevation.
    2. About 40 minutes.
    3. All road on my CX bike.

    This is my commute. 100% bike lanes door to door.



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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 10.3 to 10.4 miles
    2. How long does it take? In warm weather, 37-40 minutes. Winter rides can be over 50 minutes.
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.) Folding bike with 20 inch wheels. Dahon Mu P8 with fenders, a rear rack, and a large single pannier. Tires are Schwalbe Marathon Racer at this time of year, Schwalbe Marathon Winter (studded) when it's icy.

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    5-6 miles -- route varies depending on traffic
    20-30 minutes, depending on traffic lights
    Low end Specialized road bike, mostly stock setup, except I've added clipless pedals, Armadillo tires, and necessities like lights and a bag.

    The setup isn't perfect but it's very functional. I might would change the bars and get a fork that could accomodate slightly wider tires (allowing some off road capability), but that's about it.

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    How Far : 22.5KM ~14Miles
    How long:55-60 mins best time to work 54 mins, Best time home 51.5 mins not sure of the total climbing but obviously more on the way to work
    What Bike: Scott sportster P3 Hybrid

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    1. 7 miles
    2. 35-40 minutes with a few large climbs
    3. stock 08 rockhopper
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    6 miles one way
    2. How long does it take?
    about 25 getting there and about 35-45 depending on my mood coming back (huge hill)
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)
    "AM-ish" Mtn bike, 2.3's up front, i really need to get a roadie or a converted ht mtn bike (working on it) it really sucks riding the FS to work

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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 34km, about 21 miles.
    2. How long does it take? About an hour in. 1.5 hours home as its all uphill!
    3. What style of bike? Racer - Trek 5200.

    I've just moved house so I'm still ironing out the new route. I used to have a 13km commute on my old (and modified) MTB, but the new distance means I need all the advantages I can get. I've still to figure out if I will do this commute in the cold and dark of winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by striegel
    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 10.3 to 10.4 miles
    2. How long does it take? In warm weather, 37-40 minutes. Winter rides can be over 50 minutes.
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.) Folding bike with 20 inch wheels. Dahon Mu P8 with fenders, a rear rack, and a large single pannier. Tires are Schwalbe Marathon Racer at this time of year, Schwalbe Marathon Winter (studded) when it's icy.
    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 8.60 Miles
    2. How long does it take? 35-40 minutes depending on lights and trains.
    3. What style of bike ..Gunnar Roadie..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urnicus
    Share with me! Still have not taken the plunge myself. About to do a time trial tomorrow on my mtb with nobbies. If I do it, it will be aprox 20 miles each way.... 15 of it will be on a bike path. The nobbies will definately have to go, or I will have to get a commuter or roadie.

    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?
    2. How long does it take?
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)

    Try to keep it in that order.... #s 1-3. If you want to elaborate, make it #4.
    About 15 miles

    About an hour, hour and 15 depending on how zesty I feel.

    '05 Kona Smoke with 1.4 slicks, narrow flat bars and flashy lights.

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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?
    about 16.5 miles each way

    2. How long does it take?
    An hour and 10 minutes

    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)
    Fuji Cross. A great commuter bike. 55% dirt paths along canals, some neighborhoods, some sidewalk, some road.
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    1. 2.7miles (ea way)
    2. 10-12 min (pending traffic lights and wind)
    3. 08 rockhopper disc

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    1. 6 miles each way

    2 .18-22 on the way there 25-29 on the way back (uphill)

    3. 26" BMX Panda cruzer SS w/ slicks or 85 Mongoose ATB SS w/slicks

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    My trip

    1. 10.1 miles
    2. 40 - 45 minutes
    3. performance road (08' Scott Speedster S50 frame built up to S30 specs.)

    The route is pretty easy, only a couple moderate hills that slow me down a little. On the flip side, there are a few nice little downhills to even it out. The ride home takes a bit longer because the entrance to my neighborhood is a pretty brutal, long, fairly steep climb. About 5 miles or so are in a bike lane, the others are a pretty even mix of residential streets, 2-lane roads, and 5-lane roads(center turning). The same route takes 25-30 minutes by car.

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    1 - 8 miles
    2 - 30 min (though it varies depending on which way the wind is blowing)
    3 - 05 SWork Roubaix converted to single-speed
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    1. ~8mi
    2. 45-50 min to work
    35 min from work
    3. Kona Dawg, 2.35 off-road knobbies

    I like riding my all-mountain bike to work because it is very comfortable and I'm used to the feel. Also, I like to stop by a short but techie trail on my way home to get some dirt-time in.

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    1. 13.5 miles
    2. 42 min to work, 38 min home
    3. Specialized Tarmac

    I didn't start commuting until I got the roadie but I did the commute on the MTB the other day and I was only a tad bit slower. I'll prolly stick to the roadie though and save teh MTB for dirt.

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    Just started having to commute yesterday due to loss of license. PennDOT bastards.

    Go 12 miles one way.
    Took an hour and 10mins yesterday. Shaved about 10 minutes off today, mainly due to having my tires at aproper pressure I think. My three week goal is 45 minutes. I'm riding a Hardrock, knobbies and all.

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    ~17 miles one way.
    ~1:15 including waiting at stop lights, etc.
    Touring bike w/panniers.

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    Usually about 19 - 26.8 Km depening route via RBbike, clipped in and decked out in average fair...its only a commuter bike to get the cardio in action when not MTBing as well as to get a good morning workout.

    After a big lunch Im a bit naffed and usually by end of days, I am either ok or not to ride back depending on overtime - here in J-land, that is manditory.

    EDIT: In order for ranking the answers (Dah).
    1) sometimes usually about 19 - 26.8Km 1 way.
    2) ...? Never actually timed it yet and Im a bit scared to do so. If I start it would get competative and then I would start updating parts on my bike, start making special morning diets to give me boosts etc etc etc...he he he. Best left to my approximated imagination to fiddle with the time.
    3) Giant Trinity Aliance 2 (2nd hand New)
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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 6-11 miles
    2. How long does it take? 30-50 minutes
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)? Cyclocross with road tires . . . I'll see what happens if I winter commute. I won't be able to winter commute when the snowbanks get stacked on the side, though.

    I'm doing something a little ironic, tomorrow. I'm going shopping for car insurance, and I'm traveling by bike.

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    2.25-2.4 miles.
    Best time there: 7 minutes, 45 seconds
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    Trek 820 on 1.95 semi-slicks

    I just started riding a month ago and have commuted three times now in the last week, first time took 1 hr. 10 min. The endurance is building.....

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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?
    about 17-18 if I go straight to work, add a few miles if I go play on some singletrack and on teh way home

    2. How long does it take?
    1-1:15hrs If go play in the dirt than I give my self about 2-3hours

    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)
    Mostly my Specailized Tricross, 1x8 40t frt 11-28

    I work at a bike shop so I get to come in late after a ride everynow and then. On the ride home I take my time and enjoy the ride and laugh at everyone filling up their SUV's at the pumps

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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 11.2 miles
    2. How long does it take? 40 minutes to work, 50 minutes home
    3. What style of bike? MTB Specialized Rockhopper 29er

    I split my commute with a 9 mile drive down/up the volcano in my pickup truck (1,200 ft decent/climb) and 11 mile relatively flat ride on my MTB on the Ironman course in Kona, Hawaii (Queen "K" HWY, wide shoulder but we have road construction in town). The triathletes pass me as if I'm riding a stationary exercise bike... Anyway, I tell my work mates that I have a "hybrid" 4x4 pickup that gets me 53.9 MPG and burns ~900 calories when I commute in combination with the bicycle (up from 22.7 MPG and 50 calories when I don't split the commute with my bicycle).


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    1. 16 miles (actually an extended ride on a 3.5 mile commute)
    2. 1 hour, depends on traffic and lights
    3. Hardtail MTB, all stock except semi-slick maxxis tires.

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    1. 10 KM, 5 miles?
    2. 30 Min
    3. My 37lb Chumba XCL! But i'd love to have a rigid 29er for the ride!

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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?
    7mi
    2. How long does it take?
    30min
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)
    Hardtail w/ 1" wide slicks

    I drive my car 1/2 way and leave it at a park. No safe route to ride all the way from home.

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    1.) 27km. Suburban and town roads, no hills.
    2.) 55 minutes, plus or minus a bit, depending on wind. On day shift I leave home about 4:15 a.m. Might see about 6 or 7 cars on the road. Nice non-stop ride. Same thing leaving work after night shift @ ~5:30 a.m. Afternoon ride (coming or going) a bit slower due to traffic, etc. Usual average speed is 30-34 km/hr.
    3.) Pinarello Prince. I wear a Granite Gear pack to carry lunch, spare clothing, etc. Considering building up a Surly Pacer with rack and rear bag. That pack can get kinda heavy in early spring and late fall, what with extra cold weather clothing and all.

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    1. .47 miles, straight line, part of it through a little league park (I work at a high school, its the walking path) unless I have to ride between buildings, then it depends on where.

    2. 4 minutes if there is traffic and I have to wait to cross the one street I have to cross, including putting my bike in our garage.

    3. 1998 Trek 7000 with WTB Speed V Saddle, Geax Roadster semi-slicks, and a Surly Instigator fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urnicus
    Share with me! Still have not taken the plunge myself. About to do a time trial tomorrow on my mtb with nobbies. If I do it, it will be aprox 20 miles each way.... 15 of it will be on a bike path. The nobbies will definately have to go, or I will have to get a commuter or roadie.

    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?
    2. How long does it take?
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)

    Try to keep it in that order.... #s 1-3. If you want to elaborate, make it #4.

    12.5miles
    45 minutes or so
    'cross bike

    My advice to you is to get a road bike for commuting. Nothing fancy, but something that allows for a more aero riding position and faster wheels. Commuting a long distance on a MTB sucks, even with slicks.
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    45-50 minutes with stop lights. (Share the road with cars, only a couple of bike paths on the street)
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    Cool-blue Rhythm 3 to 4 times a week

    and I only work 4 days a week...
    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 10.5 miles
    2. How long does it take? On average 33 to 39 minutes, depends on the temps (Phoenix is friggin' HOT!)
    3. What style of bike? Usually the Felt f75, sometimes the Motobecane Messenger, depends on how I feel at about 11 am when I leave home.
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    Work Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 6:30pm

    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 15.4 miles
    2. How long does it take? Around an hour depending on traffic. Quite a few busy intersections.
    3. What style of bike? '05 GF HKEK. Hardtail with Maxxis Holy Roller 26x2.4 tires.

    Ride from home to train station then about 20 minutes on the train to work. Then reverse on the way home.

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    4 - 5 days per week

    1. 5.0 miles one way

    2. 25 mins traffic depending, 30 min back (mostly uphill)

    3. 95 GF MONTARE with bontrager 1.5 slicks
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    I rode to work for the first time today. Went well, plan on doing it more often.

    1) Just over 4 miles
    2) 14 minutes
    3) Trek 7100 Hybrid

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    9 miles 5 days a week
    Anything from under 30 mins to 40 mins depending on mood, weather + traffic/ traffic lights (all 41 of them...)
    Used to do it on a slick MTB now on a road bike singlespeed - it flies !
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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?
    8-9 miles

    2. How long does it take?
    25-30 mins, depending on trains and traffic

    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)
    My MTB - I hit the bayou trails on the way and it keeps me out of those nasty concrete joins on the roads..

    edit: actually longer than I thought..
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    first commute was today

    1.27 miles one way

    2. just about 2 hours

    3. ss roadie

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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 20.3 miles
    2. How long does it take? 70-90 minutes
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.) Ibex touring bike w/rear rack and trunk bag
    4. ETC. Commute 2-3 days per week working on getting it to 5. Commutes double as training rides. Time varies with which workout I perform (tempo, sprints, intervals, TT, etc.).
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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 15 miles
    2. How long does it take? 1 hour
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.) MTB Hard Tail (GF Tassajara)

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    MTB'muter

    1. 19-Miles /// How far do you ride (1 way)?
    2. 1hr 30min ///How long does it take?
    3. 1983 GT Zaskar ///What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)




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    How far do you ride (1 way)? 15 miles
    2. How long does it take? 1.5 hour
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)

    So many hills where I live. Gary fisher supercaliber with axiom adyssee rack and commuter tires.

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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 9.5 miles
    2. How long does it take? 45-55 minutes
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.) Used a full susser (it was my only bike) but I just picked up an '08 Scott Sub 20. It should make the commute more efficient and hopefully a little faster... We'll see.

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    1 i ride 17 miles each way
    2 it takes me 1:15, traffic doesn't seem to affect how fast i go
    3 its a 'commuter' bike- a marin novato

    I've been commuting the 4 miles to school for years, and i got this bike for the long ride to work. It's just about as fast (maybe 1mph on a long stretch of road slower) but a lot more fun to ride. I've driven my car twice since i got it a week and a half ago, both times to go mtb-ing.
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    How far do you ride (1 way)? 23.5 miles- mostly flat
    2. How long does it take? against the wind- 1.41-1.46; with the wind- 1.21-2.24
    3. What style of bike - Giant Rainer with 2.1 Geax Mescals.

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    How far do you ride (1 way)? 1.5 miles
    2. How long does it take? 10 mins with stoplight
    3. What style of bike - '07 Rockhopper / Trek 7000

    Fortunately I live very close to work. If I leave from my g/f's house, add an extra mile or two.
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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?
    6.99 miles

    2. How long does it take?
    35-40 minutes

    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)
    2008 Hardrock Sport w/ rack and trunk bag

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    6.23 miles (Fort Wayne Indiana)
    There is a nice 15 foot drop through some rocks and trees that leads to the "river Greenway" which is a paved path. 1.25 of paved nice path and then I hit a sidewalk for 3.75 miles. I would do the street, but people like to try and tag my helmet with their mirrors...so I take the sidewalk. Then I have to go down a highway and so I ride through peoples yards, going up to the driveway and back down into their yards. About 22 10' slopes up and down...some with just enough angle to jump and get some air .

    The last section is country road. No traffic really.

    39 min from walking my bike out the door to locking up my bike and entering the building.

    2006 Giant Yukon, was stock till today(added Avid BB7s) with Bontrager 26X2.0 tires with little to no tread.

    Some of you guys are hauling balls....Thanks for the kick in the butt

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    15 miles
    1 hour - 1 hour 10 min
    2008 Gary Fisher Tassajara(knobbies)

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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?
    8-11 miles, depending on the route.
    ]2. How long does it take?
    40-50 minutes. Colorado Springs has lots of hills, so sometimes slower.
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)
    Rigid singlespeed mtn bike and a cross bike.

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    1. 6 miles
    2. 30 minutes there, 40 minutes back. Lots of hills with too many freeway entrances/exits
    3. 07 Giant STP (Urban/DJ MTB)

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    1. 29 km each way to work , all road......I try to do an addittional 40km of hilly roads on the way to work twice a week, for training.
    2. 50/55 minutes each way for 29km ride.
    3. Started commuting on mtb but found it tedious & slow. I now ride a Giant Aliance road bike with a Dynamo front light/superflash & Mars 3 combo rear. I also use Michelin Krylion or specialized Armadillo tyres.(extremely durable and puncture resistant)
    The Giant aliance is not the best bike for commuting, you'd be better off with a Giant OCR or similar....more comfortable.....I ocassionally road race so this determined my purchase, of the Aliance.

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    One way from home to AMTRAK station 1.4 mile, from AMTRAK station to work place 0.7 mile. Got myself a GMC Topkick MTB and have the knobby tires changed out. Make a big difference in rolling resistance. Priceless on saving gas and money!!

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    1) 6 miles each way - long, gentle uphill on the way there, steep, short uphill on the way back.

    2) Takes about half an hour - I take it easy since a spill on Day 2 about a month ago.

    3) An old Cannondale hardtail with rigid fork and semi-slick tires. I purchased used. I love this old, rough bike more than the new 29er I purchased.

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    1. 5 miles, pretty flat. Sidewalks and paved bike trail.
    2. 20-30 minutes depending on the wind and my wind.
    3. My full-suspension mountain bike with knobbies. Maybe someday I'll get get another bike.

    I probably bike 2-3 days a week, drive the rest.

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    1. 7 miles
    2. 25 min
    3. MTB w/ knobbies

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    my commute is about 4-5kms round trip, all tarmac, the return journey is about .5km longer because of a one-way road system. takes about 5 minutes each way on my old mountain bike with 'all-purpose' 1.9 tyres (knobbies with a centre tread line). all the same, in summer it's hot enough for me to be dripping by the time i get to work, but i love getting some exercise each day.

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    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?

    9.98 miles

    2. How long does it take?

    37:25

    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)

    Scott Sub 20, commuter bike that maybe pushes more toward the road bike style, with a heavy backpack on a rear rack.

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    1. A stupidly short 3 miles
    2. ~15 min, due to a dozen stop lights
    3. Kona Jake the Snake cyclocross bike

    Of course, I often take the 20-40km scenic route home

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    1. about 8 miles each way.

    2. takes about 25 minutes.

    3. trek 6500 with my old recycled knobbys.

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    Capitol Hill - Tyson's Corner

    1. 19.6 miles
    2. 1 hour 10 mins out / 1 hour home (uphil/downhill)
    3. Fuji Cross Pro, 105, fat slicks, rack with bag & fenders

    Commuting on a bike keeps me somewhat sane....

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    my commute

    I am sad because everyone else here has a better distance for commuting. I commute 2 miles each way to work and the gym five days a week, so it's 8 miles daily. It takes 5-8 minutes each way depending on wind and my legs after a workout. I use a 08 Kona blast rolling on 700x23's and I have a set of 26's for offroading. The roads are nice and very smooth for riding in Okinawa. I get up to 39 kph(24 mph), but average 25kph (16mph).

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    foothills to downtown Denver

    1. 15 each way OR 18(am) - 20(pm) miles
    2. :45(am)-1hr(pm) OR 1:00 (am)-1:30 (pm)
    3. 2003 Jamis Nova cross tank.

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    24.96 mi (6.93 mi uphill, 7.01 mi downhill, 11.01 mi flat)
    1113 ft total ascent (1096 ft descent) - 3.6 % uphill grade, 3.5 % downhill grade
    11:08:25 total time (1:39:11 moving, 9:29:14 stopped)
    0:03:58 pace (15.1 mph average speed, 33.2 mph max speed)

    Rocky Mountain Sherpa 10 - this takes a 2.0 knobby for adventure rides as well.
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    Distance: a fairly flat 10 mile round trip, or a hilly 20 miles if I feel ambitious

    Total time: 35-40 minutes for the 10 mile, 60-75 for the 20 mile.

    Bike: An old Viscount


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    Quote Originally Posted by Urnicus
    1. How far do you ride (1 way)?
    2. How long does it take?
    3. What style of bike (mtb, commuter, performance road, etc.)
    1. 17.3 miles
    2. 1 hr to 1 hr 15 mins, depending on wind, temperature, traffic
    3. Touring. Surly LHT with rack, fenders, panniers

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    1. 13 miles one way
    2. 38 minutes
    3. Old Schwinn World Sport 7speed road bike with rack trunk

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    to downtown Denver

    About 18 miles each way

    a bit over an hour

    trek 2100 with panniers

    I usually ride into work, spend the night with a friend, and then ride home the next day.
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    my commute

    Boyds, MD to Gaithersburg, MD

    1) 13.9 miles one way
    2) about 40 mins there, about an hour back
    3) GT Peace 26" singlespeed

    http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/md/boyds/442695593176

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    Quote Originally Posted by uno-speedo
    1. Approx. 10 miles with approx. 500' of elevation.
    2. About 40 minutes.
    3. All road on my CX bike.

    This is my commute. 100% bike lanes door to door.

    Sometimes I ride through clouds on the way to work.
    That is way sweet . . .

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    Newbury Park to Agoura Hills, CA - via Hidden Valley

    1) 17 miles each way
    2) 65 minutes
    3) Felt Z25 road bike

    I have only been commuting for 2 months - but I am pretty lucky as most of my commute is a ride that locals do for their recreation - ride right through some horse farms, past a nice lake, a few hills.

    Never thought I would enjoy riding on the pavement - but I have been pleasantly surprised.

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    1. 28 miles one way (train back some days, ride back others), 3x per week
    2. 1:30 minutes (each way) with 2800' elevation gain
    3. Giant TCR C0 road bike

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    I can't shower at work, nor get up early enough to get here via bike, so I have the wife drop me off in the A.M., then I take the light rail from my office for a while, then ride home, it's about;

    1. 16 miles on the bike, nice downhill along a super busy road to start, then a few big rolly hills all the way home.
    2. When I started, it took me 1.5 hours, now I can do ti in about 1 hour 15 minutes.
    3. Weyless Single Pivot MTB

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    Hamilton ON to Burlington:

    1. How far do you ride (1 way)? 11.5 km on mostly roads, or 12.9km on mostly MU trails

    2. How long does it take? 23 minutes (road) to 35 minutes (trail), up to 50 minutes during snow storms in winter.

    3. What style of bike? usually mid 80's Nishiki touring bike for road (today rode 1985 Pinarello road bike, averaged 30kph including stops,) or 2002 Thin Blue Line CO2max hardtail for trails. Have a couple of old rigid Norco mountain bikes for winter.

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    1. 6 miles each way, 250' of climbing
    2. ~30 minutes. I give myself about 45 minutes from leaving my house to being ready to work.
    3. 1969 Raleigh Sport. Upgraded with Nexus 8 speed and dynamo front with SN E3 light
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