- 08-05-2012, 07:12 #1
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
- Listening to Journey of the Sorcerer and staring at the sky hopefully, waiting for the Vogons.
How far do you commute?
Needs must when the Devil drives but how far do you drive to work on a daily basis in these hard times? I'm thinking as a commute either end of an 8 hour day rather than driving as part of the working day.
Mine is 140 mile round trip and takes 4.5 hours all told.It's time for British Independence.
- 08-05-2012, 07:53 #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2008
I'm lucky as well, it's about 5K each way and only 15 minutes on a pushbike. Anything over 20K and I'd seriously consider moving myself! (if that's a possibility).
- 08-05-2012, 08:01 #3
- Join Date
- Feb 2012
I drive about 30miles each way with a 10min walk at arrival. This is my limit, anymore and id end up ramming people off the road who drive like knobs.... you know who you are mr kia.... grrrrrrr
- 08-05-2012, 08:04 #4
Daily trip of 15kms, that's about 25 minutes in the car or 33 minutes on the bike. It's a strange coincidence but for the last 25 years I have only ever had about 10 miles or 15 kms to work in 4 different places.
- 08-05-2012, 08:52 #5
80 mile round trip was the longest daily commute I did- as you say "Needs must"
- 08-05-2012, 08:55 #6
I'm currently adding on about 45 minutes either end of my working day. Wouldn't mind it so much if it wasn't for the last/first 5 miles taking up half an hour of that time. Not a great wage but about 3k pa better than I'd get locally so if I want to keep up with the rent...
Longest I've ever commuted was 60 mile round trip.
- 08-05-2012, 08:56 #7
- Join Date
- Jul 2010
14 miles each way.
However its through twisty roads through woodland and by the side of the river. This morning there was a deer amongst the bluebells in the beach wood, mist rising off the river which was right in (tidal) so it was lapping against the oaks that over hang it. To be honest I love the commute....its the job that grinds me down
- 08-05-2012, 09:00 #8
At the moment, 12 minute walk - just a shame the job is crap!
At worst, 70 mile round trip. Seeing the same cars going the same way at the same time just made me suicidal!
- 08-05-2012, 09:08 #9
About 12 minutes by bicycle is long enough for me. There is a lot to be said for living in a flat country where provision of safe cycling lanes is part of the natural order of things rather than something to be squeezed onto the crowded roads. Funnily enough, if I take the car it is still about 12 minutes.From the Utmost End of the Earth
- 08-05-2012, 09:23 #10
Fifty mile round trip which I leave half an hour earlier than you'd think because of all the inbreds who somehow got licenses and Sunday drivers who've forgotten what day it is.
There is an option to transfer to a 15 minute bike ride away but since that's closer to "Head Office" and I only have 14 months til retirement sod it.
I really have started to appreciate the better priced petrol stations now.Some people drink from the Fountain of Knowledge;
others just gargle.
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