Commute

deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,769
Anyone have a long commute? Mine is not crazy, but 31 miles one way. Mostly highway, which can get nutty at times.
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,463
    7.5 hrs one way for me. Sometimes 12-16....depends on what state I'm working in.
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,769
    lightman1 wrote: »
    7.5 hrs one way for me. Sometimes 12-16....depends on what state I'm working in.

    That doesnt count! Your job is one giant commute! ;)
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,062
    Russ, you don't commute...you invade...or infest.
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,062
    Maybe contaminate...or perhaps even infect...
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,128
    My Mondays and Tuesdays I drive 78 miles, one way to work. All highway so not too bad.
    Other days are considerably shorter...

    When working around Boston, around 58 miles one way but commute time is about 2-3 hours. Winter puts me borderline suicidal.
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,769
    mrbiron wrote: »
    My Mondays and Tuesdays I drive 78 miles, one way to work. All highway so not too bad.
    Other days are considerably shorter...

    When working around Boston, around 58 miles one way but commute time is about 2-3 hours. Winter puts me borderline suicidal.

    Ugh! Mine pales in comparison. Im sure Boston traffic is a bit stickier than Dayton.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,896
    Sorry dude, 6.2 miles each way. About 12 minutes with traffic ;-/

    But the trade off is the lack of, uh, culture let's call it...
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,019
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    Worst I ever had was, fortunately, for only one year working in a facility my company (based in Cambridge, MA) had in Norwood, MA. Drove it daily from Harvard, MA. About 50 miles one way, Route 2 to 128 to Route 1 (the Automile). It could be pretty dismal.

    The worst was late September/early October on Friday evenings -- 128 was chockablock with "leafpeepers" heading to northern New England from... wherever.

    Y'all know about "route 128", right? It is route 128... and it isn't... sort of at the same time. Most of Route 128 is Route 95. The signs say "95" -- but everyone knows it's 128, and that's what everyone calls it*. Except up north, where it really is Route 128, and then down south, where it is Route 93. 95 (128) south kinda just becomes 93 north. Like a magic incantation or something.

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    * In fairness, there's usually one tiny little sign at the interchanges that says "128".

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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,128
    It's ALL 95!!!

    I worked in Cambridge for 2 years on a project. Leaving Fresh Pond, getting on 2 west to 95 wasn't bad. Driving the 12 miles south to the pike was dreadful. Sometimes 1-1.5 hours. Fridays...forget about it. We'd sit at the Summershack, at Alewife, until we thought traffic let up. We were always wrong and now had full bladders to nurse. *Bleh* thank got for bungee cord buckets :p
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,463
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Russ, you don't commute...you invade...or infest.
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Maybe contaminate...or perhaps even infect...

    :D You're next on the list, Ryan......
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,524
    DSkip wrote: »
    I go downstairs.

    Beat me to it. Then stumble to the coffee pot..
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,769
    nbrowser wrote: »
    For me, about 200Km round trip. Usually the run to work is better than the run home due to traffic and time of day. 5AM v 4PM. The joys of living in deep suburbia.

    60 miles ish each way? Ewwwwwwww
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,769
    nbrowser wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    nbrowser wrote: »
    For me, about 200Km round trip. Usually the run to work is better than the run home due to traffic and time of day. 5AM v 4PM. The joys of living in deep suburbia.

    60 miles ish each way? Ewwwwwwww

    Yep, an hour to work westbound, 1.5 if I'm lucky to home eastbound. The real reason I spent some money and put a higher end audio system in my vehicle.

    Good idea. I sold my Challenger RT and got a Civic...lol
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,642
    13 miles each way and we leave the kid's school at 7 am and don't get to work until 730- 740. On the way home leave work parking garage at about 335, get to the school at about 400-410.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,445
    Anywhere within about 100 mile radius when I was working construction. Anyone who lives out in the sticks, and works in a big metro city like Chicago can imagine the commute nightmares. Accidents, weather....snow, might as well get a hotel room somewhere.

    Wife works about 50 miles away as it is. Good days about an hour, bad days in the winter can be 3 hours. Lucky for her, she now works 3 days a week from home which saves a boat load of time and money on gas.
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  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,820
    31 miles each way here too. In Atlanta. It is often a nightmare. Bad mornings can take me almost 2-hrs to get to work. Unfortunately, I don't life close to the highways, so I can take me 35-55 minutes just to get to the interstate, which is usually not moving fast either. Yep, I spend an average of 2-3 hours a day commuting.
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,535
    15 miles each way. Takes about 20 minutes going to and from work as I don't hit traffic at all. 4:30am - 1pm
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  • LegenderLegender Posts: 478
    About 10 miles each way going against the major traffic flow here in Dallas. About 13 minutes and I'm there. Not the best I've had, not the worst I've had.
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  • JstasJstas Posts: 13,794
    I walk from my bed room to my office.

    It's 10 feet as the crow flies but there's no direct route there so I have to take this long, meandering down local routes through doors and halls. It's kind of annoying.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,445
    Jstas wrote: »
    I walk from my bed room to my office.

    It's 10 feet as the crow flies but there's no direct route there so I have to take this long, meandering down local routes through doors and halls. It's kind of annoying.

    SO.....what you really mean is....your working while naked with a cup of joe in one hand. Might explain why the neighbors all chipped in and bought you drapes. :) :)
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  • JstasJstas Posts: 13,794
    I don't have drapes. I have blinds.

    Get it straight.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,122
    Like your blinds? Cmon man. We know they're all bent up from you barking at the neighbors.
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,603
    7 miles. It's the longest distance I've lived from work in 30 years. Relocation isn't an option now. :)
  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 2,161
    Worst "commute" for me was the mile or so I had to walk to work when I was stationed at an AF base near Fairbanks, Alaska. Not bad in the summer but -40 deg or lower put a damper on my mornings.
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,254
    about 22 or 24 miles each way,
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  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 858
    Mine is 50 miles each way and with traffic can be from 1.5hrs to 2.5hrs Bay Area.
    But that is only when I am in the office....
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,427
    33 miles each way, 95% highway. Takes 40-45 minutes. Those with less than a 10 minute drive, you have it good. I've never had a commute less than 30 minutes. Of course if my house was located less than 10 minutes from my office, it would cost double, so there are some advantages.
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,437
    15' maybe 20' nowadays. I did enjoy the largest parking lot in the world for many years, the Long Island Expressway.
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