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    What's your commute like

    right now i'm too out of shape to do it, but one of my target goals is to be able to bike to work, it's "only" 9.7 miles, but almost all of them are up and down large hills, i've done 20 mile trail rides before, so i know i can do it, just at the moment i need to get myself back into training for the ride

    i'm hybridizing my old Fila Taos MTB, sort-of converting it into a fat-tire roadie, running WTB Slickasaurus tires

    over on Road Bike Review, i found a thread in the commuting forum that had people going onto Google Maps and posting sattelite screenshots of their ride route, i figure that'd be fun here as well

    so, here's my route, from York, Maine (green blip), to Dover, New Hampshire (red blip), the large river the blue line passes over is the border between Maine and New Hampshire



    so, what's your commute look like?

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    .9 Miles

    I have a .9 mile walk to the office. Not bad for LA. My poor wife has between 45-1.5 hour 14 mile commute.

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    Roughly 1.2

    It used to be 12 scary Los Angeles miles now my ride cuts along the beach. Nothing beats the smell of salt in the air at 5:00am.Life is good.

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    19km round trip through London traffic every day, I love it !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacTech
    right now i'm too out of shape to do it, but one of my target goals is to be able to bike to work, it's "only" 9.7 miles, but almost all of them are up and down large hills, i've done 20 mile trail rides before, so i know i can do it, just at the moment i need to get myself back into training for the ride

    i'm hybridizing my old Fila Taos MTB, sort-of converting it into a fat-tire roadie, running WTB Slickasaurus tires

    over on Road Bike Review, i found a thread in the commuting forum that had people going onto Google Maps and posting sattelite screenshots of their ride route, i figure that'd be fun here as well

    so, here's my route, from York, Maine (green blip), to Dover, New Hampshire (red blip), the large river the blue line passes over is the border between Maine and New Hampshire



    so, what's your commute look like?

    Hey did google maps give you that route or did you do that yourself?

    P.S.
    Try washington, DC and zoom in on the whitehouse, then pan out and look north..... what do you see..... I'm no conspiracy nut but makes you think/ask questions.....

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    if you go to Google Maps, type in your route, hit "find", it'll pull up a street map style map, if you click the "Sattelite" link, it overlays the sattelite image on top of the route marker

    what's really creepy is that i put in just my home address in google maps, then zoomed in as close as i could, and was able to identify our house, the 50 acres of land we have, our 1 acre largemouth bass pond, my sister's barn and horse fields, the salt marsh at the border of our land....

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    not bad

    My commute is 4 fairly flat miles each way. Unfortunately snow and ice on the shoulders prohibit me from riding for a few months per year and I usually don't ride in the rain either (although we don't get too much rain). I probably commute by bike about 150 days per year. I really admire you folks that commute 10+ miles to work. I'm not enough of a morning person to wake up early enough for that long a ride.

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    6 easy miles w/ two short&small hills, just enough to get a little warm going in, so no need to wash for work, but going home in the summer....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacTech
    if you go to Google Maps, type in your route, hit "find", it'll pull up a street map style map, if you click the "Sattelite" link, it overlays the sattelite image on top of the route marker

    what's really creepy is that i put in just my home address in google maps, then zoomed in as close as i could, and was able to identify our house, the 50 acres of land we have, our 1 acre largemouth bass pond, my sister's barn and horse fields, the salt marsh at the border of our land....
    Wow thats absolutly incredible.

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    I live in the boonies so my only way to work is a 20 mile drive on the interstate. If I were to bike the back roads to work it would be well over 40 miles.

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    Good job!

    4 miles each way, rain or shine. Some up some down, nice to dawdle on the way to work and home without having to worry about driving.
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    7 miles each way
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    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    Here is mine. 3 miles each way--downhill on the way too work, uphill on the way home. Three or more days a week, when daylight and weather permit, I do a 20-35 mile ride home, though.
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    Commute

    The white stuff is an alkali flat.

    14 miles singletrack
    200' elevation gain

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    -Rabbits, lots and lots
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    3.6 miles (one way), mostly flat, urban. Bike lane for half the trip, and the other half of the trip is a 6 lane obstacle course.

    Do I score points for nailing the jaywalker that didn't manage to get out of my way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatmat71
    P.S.
    Try washington, DC and zoom in on the whitehouse, then pan out and look north..... what do you see..... I'm no conspiracy nut but makes you think/ask questions.....
    Okay, just did that but didn't see anything that made me say "hmmm"

    What is it?

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    Well, a couple of days a week, I have to do this:

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    By train, that's almost 3 hours each way, door to door.

    But the rest of the week, I work from the home office, so it's only 14 second walk.

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    A mile there...a mile back, Sad i know!

    Yeah i ride my son to school (i work at home- No need to ride to work)
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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    Yeah i ride my son to school (i work at home- No need to ride to work)
    that's a cool spoke job, how do you get them to work like that, and how well does it support the rim/tire, looks a little "flexy" to me....

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    They're made that way!

    Quote Originally Posted by MacTech
    that's a cool spoke job, how do you get them to work like that, and how well does it support the rim/tire, looks a little "flexy" to me....
    Shimano WH-M575 they're not made any more but these are a great wheelset
    superstrong and light! The nice thing about'em you can run V brakes or disc!

    the XTR and XT wheels are a similar pattern with acouple of extra spokes than these have.
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    I have a very pleasant 2.5 mile one way commute through a residential area. No hills either, though the mountains are right there. Then another 0.5 miles past my work to the first trail head up the canyon.



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