Commute distances

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How far do you commute, round trip distances

Under 5 miles
9
26%
Under 20 miles
7
21%
Under 40 miles
11
32%
Over 60 miles
7
21%
 
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Commute distances

Post by Tankbag » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:46 am

TMBF legends, I might be made redundant, I'm looking at another job but its 150 mile round trip commute. Is it too much, but the job does include consecutive overnights away, sometimes.
Just getting a overview on what's normal.
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Re: Commute distances

Post by S-Westerly » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:48 am

No help from me as I don't commute.
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Re: Commute distances

Post by Ian Frog » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:56 am

I am currently doing 81 miles each way which is why I am looking to change my employer.
Irony is I like them but told them 2 years ago I would work almost anywhere apart from inside the M25 and here I am on a site in Barnet!
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Re: Commute distances

Post by husoi » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:59 am

Since the lockdown that I struggle with no commuting time.
Normally I would have 50 min travelling time that will allow me to get in the "work zone" which was perfect. Nowadays without this I can't concentrate
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Re: Commute distances

Post by Richzx6r » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:00 am

It varies for me depending on where the agency send me but normally 5 to 10 miles but can be 30 miles each way
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Re: Commute distances

Post by manxie49 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:00 am

Used to do an 85 mile round trip commute when I lived in Leicester, great in the summer but not so much fun in the winter, especially as a bit of the journey was on minor B roads that never got gritted. I still commute now, 38 miles round trip though, "easy life". 150 miles is doable, good gear for the winter ride and plenty of ACF50, sorted :thumb:
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Re: Commute distances

Post by raesewell » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:12 am

I can't help either, work is a distant memory for me :D

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Re: Commute distances

Post by Tiggie » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:15 am

A fifteen minute walk, and I still drive there :seeya:
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Re: Commute distances

Post by dynax » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:16 am

When i had my YB100 back in 1990 i used to commute about 25 miles a day on it in all weathers for about 18 months :thumb:
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Re: Commute distances

Post by Tankbag » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:18 am

manxie49 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:00 am
Used to do an 85 mile round trip commute when I lived in Leicester, great in the summer but not so much fun in the winter, especially as a bit of the journey was on minor B roads that never got gritted. I still commute now, 38 miles round trip though, "easy life". 150 miles is doable, good gear for the winter ride and plenty of ACF50, sorted :thumb:
Cheers Manxie, I'm also thinking gear is king for this, I'll have to up my declared miles on the steed though
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Re: Commute distances

Post by raesewell » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:19 am

When I did commute on a bike it was about 40 mile round trip into and out of central London.

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Re: Commute distances

Post by geofferz » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:20 am

manxie49 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:00 am
Used to do an 85 mile round trip commute when I lived in Leicester, great in the summer but not so much fun in the winter, especially as a bit of the journey was on minor B roads that never got gritted. I still commute now, 38 miles round trip though, "easy life". 150 miles is doable, good gear for the winter ride and plenty of ACF50, sorted :thumb:
As above, before I took redundancy.

It was a nice fast 45m-1hour trip which is more important than the distance I think. Filtering is fun, but not constantly and twice a day. I had none.
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Re: Commute distances

Post by onesea » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:25 am

Tankbag wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:46 am
TMBF legends, I might be made redundant, I'm looking at another job but its 150 mile round trip commute. Is it too much, but the job does include consecutive overnights away, sometimes.
Just getting a overview on what's normal.
I have commuted distance for a short period in my life, its not good for you...
6 months 100 miles normally 4 days a week. To far too long 2h45m each way. I did do it by bike some days but primarily by train. The ride in was brill before rush hour, the ride home filtering for an hour before traffic "eased".
I found it unsustainable. In my view anything over an hour is not good for you.
Presently my commute is less than 2 miles and I intend to keep it as short as possible.

Cost up the commuting my partner was doing 30k miles a year in her car tyres maintenance fuel all mounts up. Just renewing her insurance she has done less than 10k (due to lockdown) for the first time in years...

However depending on how you live family commitments there are options. Plenty of people live in caravans for the days they are at work and return home for "weekends". Its not a bad way to live if your shifts and work are all grouped together. Alternatively your work moves you between different sites.
The advantages are its your home not a soul less hotel room. Its your own bed TV and you can keep as much beer in the fridge as you wish.
I would buy big enough that you don't need an awning as for all the straps you put on in winter they tend to take off and do damage.
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Re: Commute distances

Post by 125cc » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:34 pm

2.2 miles door-to-door for me each way. I can walk it in about 40 mins. Most days take the 125 but sometimes I walk.
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Re: Commute distances

Post by manxie49 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:46 pm

Tankbag wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:18 am
manxie49 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:00 am
Used to do an 85 mile round trip commute when I lived in Leicester, great in the summer but not so much fun in the winter, especially as a bit of the journey was on minor B roads that never got gritted. I still commute now, 38 miles round trip though, "easy life". 150 miles is doable, good gear for the winter ride and plenty of ACF50, sorted :thumb:
Cheers Manxie, I'm also thinking gear is king for this, I'll have to up my declared miles on the steed though
The right gear will make a hell of a difference, I wasted a lot of money on Tatt before investing in some good clobber, it certainly made the whole experience a lot more bearable :thumb:
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