My preferred distance/time is the 10-12 minutes it takes to drive to the airport for traveling to a "road gig." It looks like I'm destined for a local gig, though. Around Buffalo NY the distances aren't great, but the traffic is. My destiny of a 10 mile daily drive will be a serious pain, enduring Western NY drivers who distain posted limits, traffic signals, and safe lane changes. My insurance rate will increase simply because I'm commuting, here.