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    1. Member Mike!'s Avatar
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      09-26-2012 01:46 PM #26
      I have a pretty nice 4.5 mile, 10 minute commute. But that's actually not the "best commute" I've ever had. Length of time be damned, this commute through Angeles National Forest was the best commute I ever enjoyed for the ~3 month period it lasted.


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      09-26-2012 01:53 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by bmann View Post
      I could tell you about my commute, but here's a vid instead. 3.2 mi, 7 min.

      that was awesome.

      i drive on this everyday.
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      09-26-2012 01:53 PM #28
      7 miles via Southeast Expressway (thunderdome) in Boston.

      Morning at 5:30am: 12 minutes
      Afternoon at 3:30: Average 35 minutes.

      Worst of all time: 6 hrs 30 minutes. 12/10/05 Surprise blizzard gridlock


      Quote Originally Posted by eunos94 View Post
      I commute to and from the bathroom several times a day...

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    4. 09-26-2012 02:05 PM #29
      Sigh.. I still live in PA and have OP's former commute.
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      09-26-2012 02:08 PM #30
      Less than two miles and no traffic. Not the best but it is hard to beat without working from home.

    6. 09-26-2012 02:17 PM #31
      I drive roughly 30 miles on a canyon road that has a 70 mph speed limit. Great scenery, plenty of passing zones, fast driving. Fun stuff. Apparently it's the most deadliest road around here in the winter though. Awd plus snow tires should deal with that.

    7. 09-26-2012 02:21 PM #32
      Option #1 - 57 miles of mostly wooded sweeping turns until Worcester of course...then it's

      Takes about an hour and 45 minutes realistically.



      Option #2 - 73 miles of two lane interstate type road. Only takes about 1:15 though.



      I take Option #1 as often as I can. Drive a 2008 Passat Wagon with 2.0T/6spd manual.
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      09-26-2012 02:21 PM #33
      Some A&F sweat shorts and I'm good to go.
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      09-26-2012 02:22 PM #34
      hm... From bed to kitchen (coffee), then to office...

    10. 09-26-2012 02:22 PM #35
      Reverse commute (no traffic) 20 minutes out of a tiny town and across a rural highway through the Green Mountains.
      call it potatography

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      09-26-2012 02:25 PM #36
      I think I legit have close to the best commute

      -No traffic
      -Fresh Air
      -NYC gramercy to lower edge of midtown
      -15 blocks

      Gets a bit nippy Jan-Feb, but otherwise its brilliant.
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      09-26-2012 02:28 PM #37
      I walk three blocks to work.

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      09-26-2012 02:46 PM #38
      I live just outside of the city and commute on nice straight country roads to another town 12kms away for work.

      It's all farm land and hills, the only downside is the brutal snowdrifts that often accumulate on the road due to high winds in the winter months.

      The cool option I have is I can cover the same distance on an extremely windy road that is on the shore of a river with little to no traffic (downside is you **** it up and you're in the river - no guardrails). Lots of fun if I happen to take the Datsun to work.

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      09-26-2012 02:49 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by turbo_nine View Post
      Reverse commute (no traffic) 20 minutes out of a tiny town and across a rural highway through the Green Mountains.
      I used to have a reverse commute when I sold cars. It was awesome blasting down a near empty highway while northbound traffic was sitting in gridlock for 20 miles.

      Funny story. I was cruising along at topspeed in my 4000Quattro (about 110) when I got passed by a Grand Cherokee with dealer plates. Got into our morning meeting with the old man sitting there and he says "Damn son, you were really hauling ass when I passed ya this morning".
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    15. 09-26-2012 03:00 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by InfinitiG View Post
      My office is 5 miles away from my house, no traffic, nice and easy.
      Mine too...nice and easy with a couple ways to get there. 15 minutes tops.

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      09-26-2012 03:03 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by greyvdub View Post
      -Fresh Air
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      Don't kid yourself, the air is terrible there.

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      09-26-2012 03:05 PM #42
      10 minutes in traffic. 10 minutes with no traffic. Motorcycle!
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      09-26-2012 03:09 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
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      For me its four steps across the hall to my office. Sometimes I get detoured for coffee or a dog walk. After 17 years of commuting in Connecticut, there is little more satisfying than not having to do it anymore.
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      09-26-2012 03:15 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by warren_s View Post
      Don't kid yourself, the air is terrible there.
      seriously. how is that a winner? smell constant hotdog carts and cabby BO/exhaust.
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      Wow... Who says Hondas have no torque?

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      09-26-2012 03:18 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by WakusPakus View Post
      seriously. how is that a winner? smell constant hotdog carts and cabby BO/exhaust.
      b/c you're in the center of it all.
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      09-26-2012 03:25 PM #46
      It's awesome when I bike to work, it's boring suburbia when I drive it.

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      09-26-2012 03:32 PM #47
      I can't complain about driving to work in the Air Force Academy for my commute... Cycling as well
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      09-26-2012 03:36 PM #48
      2-3 miles, 5-7 mins at 5:30am w mostly green lights. Live in the capital, on the edge of the inner city, work a little further out.

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      09-26-2012 03:50 PM #49
      17 miles of boring freeway

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      09-26-2012 03:56 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by greyvdub View Post
      b/c you're in the center of it all.
      Center of what
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