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Discussion in 'Serious' started by steveo_mcg, 22 Nov 2008.

  1. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    1.3 miles and you CAR it? What's wrong with a 30 minute walk? :p lazy
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    30 minutes? More like 15... :p
     
  3. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    30minutes? whats wrong with your legs? i walk that in 10-15.:p

    I used to car it, just because it was there, as with everything its just ease of use, and laziness :p

    I used to cycle to and from uni, 4.2 miles through town, used to cycle to my girlfriends 2.5miles, then i got a car :( lol.

    Also when it was wet and on the lunch break, you couldnt slide the pushbike round the roundabout on the way home :p
     
  4. evanbraakensiek

    evanbraakensiek What's a Dremel?

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    Country: UK
    City: Town (Crewe)
    Method: Walk
    Distance: <0.5 mile
    Time: 1-3 minutes

    Living in halls has its upsides for university!
     
  5. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Country: UK
    In City: no
    Method: Bus (£8.90 for the week (as they've just changed the route - it now starts from the bus stop just below my house instead of from 3 villages over), used to be 2 buses on different networks and therefore 2 different tickets and cost an extra £10)
    Distance: ~25 miles
    Time: ~40-45 mins

    Although if I go to work by car then I can go over the mountain instead of around it (+ avoiding all the stops the bus makes):
    Distance: ~20 miles
    Time: 20 mins
     
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  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Country: US
    Tiny town
    Method: stairs
    Distance: two flights
    Time: 30 seconds

    Oh the joys of freelancing. Used to be about 15 mins by car at about 7 miles. Which wasn't bad at all especially given that my dad goes 60 miles each way at about 1hr 15min.

    As Jamie says though, there are definitely some downsides to this approach, but the commute is fantastic.
     
  7. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    Country: Denmark
    Location: City
    Method: Mercedes
    Distance: 60 miles each way.
    Time: 1½ hours.
     
  8. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Country: US
    Semi-small town
    Method: SUV or truck depending on the day
    Distance: 3 miles
    Time: 5 minutes
     
  9. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I crawl from my bed to my chair.

    ~3 feet, takes upwards of half an hour on a bad day.
     
  10. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Country: Belgium
    In City: Sometimes
    Method: Car
    Distance: 2-150 miles
    Time: Too long to worry about ;)
     
  11. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf What's a Dremel?

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    Country : UK
    In City: the office is
    Method: Car and Train.
    Distance: 17 miles
    Time: about 20 mins if scotrail is working, so about 35mins currently, due to those unheard of hazards in Scotland like Rain, leaves and Snow. Come on Scotrail winter happens every year it shouldn't be a surprise.
    Still shouldn't complain, my fiancé’s commute is 160 miles and about 3.5 hours, so she stays up there during the week reducing it to 20 minutes during the week.
     
  12. Brooxy

    Brooxy Loser of the Game

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    Country: UK
    Home : Village
    Destination: Small town
    Method: Car
    Distance: 30miles
    Time: 45-60mins
     
  13. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Country: UK
    Home : Small, rural town
    Destination: Medium town
    Method: Car
    Distance: 11miles
    Time: 15-20mins on a good day

    There are a few idiots on the way, a couple that, as you're coming out of a 30, doing 30, they try and overtake straight away, as you accelerate too. They seem to think you'll continue doing 30, for some reason?! Had one the other day that, unsuccesful in overtaking me near a corner, not more than a mile down the road, turned off at a junction behind me. There are also those that do 20 and stick to 20 all the way through a 30 and then stick to 40 when it's a 60 road. Grr.
     
  14. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    wth double post? That's never happened before!
     
  15. Brooxy

    Brooxy Loser of the Game

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    Add the other idiots that come onto the road:

    People who pull out in front of you, leaving a gap so small that you are forced to drop from 60 down to 30 in all of a few seconds

    People who don't indicate

    People who do 30 in a 60, and then when the limit becomes 30, they speed up to 40

    People that turn the headlights on full beam, just before they go past

    People who leave headlights on full beam
     
  16. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    UK
    Town
    Bike
    4 miles
    20 mins in, 15 mins back

    I take my time heading to work so that I'm not all hot and sweaty. On my way back I go faster. My best time is about 7 - 8 minutes though. Including a big hill and an annoyingly long wait at a traffic light.

    I'm considering a car though at the moment. It's just too cold. The amount of clothing I need to wear is just getting impractical. Also, I get really bad earache. I'll have to start running in the evenings instead.
     
  17. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    I work from home, so:

    Country: UK
    Home : Very small, rural hamlet
    Destination: Downstairs office
    Method: Feet, via stairs
    Distance: 40ft
    Time: Seconds, unless the dog wants to play
     
  18. Chr!s

    Chr!s What's a Dremel?

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    Country: UK
    Home: Village 4 miles from Town
    Destination: That Town
    Method: Cycle
    Distance 4 Miles
    Time : 17 mins on a good day.
     
  19. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    Country: UK
    Home: Small city
    Destination: Chem Dept. in said city
    Method: Bike
    Distance: 1.1 miles
    Time: 7-10 min
     
  20. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    Country: USA
    In city/Major town: Yes
    Method of commute: Car
    Distance: 8 mile
    Time: 10mins
     

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