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Your Commute. What's it Like?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stringbanger, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Stringbanger

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    To those of you who are working stiffs, how is your commute to work?

    I am more fortunate than most, I suppose. I leave a little country town (pop. about 1500), and after 1/2 a mile, I am cruising down a peaceful country road. I pass a herd of goats almost every day, unless it is inclement weather and the farmer doesn't let them out. Most of the drive is passed cornfields. I see deer and fox ocassionally, and cockbirds rarely. I drive over a creek bridge, and there are ducks there every day. After about 10 miles, I come into a small town (pop. about 8,000) and stop at my favorite coffee shop. Then I have another 4 miles, through 5 traffic signals, until I reach work. It's about 25 minutes, including the stop for coffee.

    Going home, I usually take another way just to break it up. Same drive almost, except a few more traffic signals, and more of a two lane highway through some suburbs. Then the last 6 miles is a straight country highway passed farms. Takes about 20 minutes.
     
  2. ripgtr

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    Well, it is summer, so get up, go to the room across the hall. I work from home.
    When school is in, I usually have to drive the kid to school.
    I had to go into the office recently, first time in a couple years. The drive is like 25 minutes. It didn't used to bother me when I did it every day. Man! Too much stress. And I ain't even driving in Austin, just in Round Rock.
     
  3. MilwMark

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    7-8 minutes. On a boulevard drive along the lake. Waves, sail boats. Freighters/tankers. Cool stuff.
     
  4. Mjark

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    Mine is about 50 miles of highway driving except getting through Annapolis where I live and Towson where I work. Usually a little over an hour. This morning less, because I missed the rush, I had an eye doctor appointment.

    I go through the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel twice a day as well. I see the big Roll On Roll Off ships every day.
     
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    137 mile round trip, beginning at 3am.
    I did that for almost 26 YEARS.

    HAPPIEST day of my life, was the day I finally RETIRED!!!
     
  6. rebelwoclue

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    10- 15 minutes along this coastline.
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    However, I'm usually dodging the odd pothole and watching out for motorcyclists that like to pass on the double-solid line (coming and going) and stuff like that.
     
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    Sounds nice! I live in a town that's swallowed up several orchards and farms, so I pass cows, horses and a lone donkey I always try to spot. I cross over a few creeks and once there my wife saw an eagle with a salmon in its talons -- a nature's window moment. Commute time: 15 minutes.

    Photo from the top of the hill that overlooks my office building (there is a saw mill in front of it).

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  8. getbent

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    used to be an hour and 20 minutes each way... now it is 45 with about 15 in traffic....

    no big deal and well worth it.
     
  9. gypsy jim

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    I was never good at geography but that doesn't look like Kentucky.
     
  10. tap4154

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    Have no commute per-se, just drive to whatever jobs (in residences) I have setup for the day, then come home when I'm done. Most are usually no more than 10-20 miles away from home in Orange County CA.

    BTW, just got a call that the big job I had set for today had to reschedule, so I get the day off - and it's a lovely day for a bike ride!

    I'll wave at ya soon :D

    http://hbcams.com/live/beach-overview.html
     
  11. P Thought

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    I leave my little patch of trees, up and over the ridge between me and the slough, 1 1/2 miles along the slough to the bridge, and I'm in town, about 6 or 7 blocks from school. Takes about 10 minutes maybe, and traffic is generally not a factor.




    Short boring version of a long boring story:


    My first year teaching, I was "mis-assigned" as a special-education teacher in Winston, 75 miles exackly from my doorstep. I had to leave by 5:30 to make it there on time at 7. Hiway 42 that early is like having your own racetrack. Had to battle sleep on the way home, though. No complaints; I'd've commuted to Sacramento if I'd had to, for a first teaching job.

    I still often leave early for work, having kept the hours I first established for the Winston job. Of course now I get to my room early, sometimes very early.
     
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    My new job is one mile of quiet driving. When I get a bit more acclimated, I will bike/walk (they have showers here) in decent weather.

    It's amazing to me what a difference NO commute (to speak of) makes.
     
  13. Stringbanger

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    Yeah anyways! What's up wiff dat Rebel?
     
  14. Red Square

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    130 miles round trip. 80 of them on the most dangerous road in the state.
    My car is big and comfortable though. and I have a killer sound system in it.
    Mercifully I am going against traffic.
     
  15. P Thought

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    I too am wondering about the Kentucky coast.
     
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    One stop on the train to the city centre. Roll outta bed 8.45, in the office for 9.15. It's still too damn far...
     
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    Six miles, 12-15 minutes. First part along a river, then past oil tanks and a concrete fabrication business, then past the AAA ball park, then across a bridge into downtown. Semi-rural to industrial to urban.
     
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    About 10minutes through old neighborhoods to university.

    I did have a 2-3 hour back in the day...dont' want to go there.
     
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    Four and a half miles. About ten minutes in the morning (3AM) and maybe 15 in the afternoon (2PM) on my way home.
     
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    About 50 feet....Front door to the shop door.
     
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