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Topic: Your journey to work?
Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Subject: Your journey to work?
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 10:43
What is the (Main way) you get to work / school / college on a normal day?  (Boring I know but I'm interested) Please tell us a bit more if you care! 
 
I ride a bicycle every day and I wouldn't have it any other way.  I really enjoy my journey and most of it is on a cycle path so I can stay away from those nasty cars Wink


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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 10:47
I drive about 15 miles to work and back.  


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Posted By: happythe
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 11:00
Either 15 minutes walk and 20 minutes on the metro, or 45-50 minutes by bike.
Generally it's the first in the morning and the second in the evening (renting a city bike). Ain't nobody getting me out of bed TEN TO FIFTEEN minutes early just for a marginally greener planet.


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Posted By: Larree
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 11:02
I live in Southern California.  My gas pedal feels like a growth on the bottom of my foot.  I have to admit that I drive everywhere!  LOL

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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 11:09
Atlanta's like that too.  Everywhere is a 30 minute drive to everywhere else, and the public transport system is fairly limited.

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Posted By: The Doctor
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 11:15
My journey to work usually involves outrunning the police, driving on the wrong side of the road or in the center lane when the traffic on my side is moving too slowly, mowing down random pedestrians and tendonitis from overusing my middle finger.  

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Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 11:17
So the Tardis is playing up a bit? 

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Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 11:31
drive solo, fast, with tunes cranked.  

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Posted By: zappaholic
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 11:51
About a 10-minute drive in good traffic.



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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 12:00
Car.  5-mile drive.  Can take 10 minutes on a good day; a 1/2 hour or more on a bad day.

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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 12:01
8 miles; drive 15-20 minutes.
A new light rail is opening up near my work in April, but I'd have to drive half the way (time-wise, anyway) to get to it, so little point.


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Posted By: refugee
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 12:05
Other. I crawl two meters from my bed to my desk.

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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 12:38
For the part of my work that I cannot do at my desk at home, I use - almost always - my car.


Posted By: Ajay
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 14:23
I get out of bed, walk down the hallway, and there I am.


Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 14:38
For school I walk upstairs, into my living room



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Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 14:50
BEAM UP, SCOTTY! 

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 15:33
Other: mixed. I go to one job by foot (6 min). I go to another job on my car (20 min with medium traffic). I go to university on the bus (25-30 min) 'cause my mother uses my car. That's the arrangement. 

The buses are the worst. F$%king public transportation. I get to smell the BO of the lowlife folks around me.
Originally posted by smartpatrol

For school I walk upstairs, into my living room
... and then you teleport to school?
Originally posted by Ajay

I get out of bed, walk down the hallway, and there I am.
Memory gaps? Tongue


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Posted By: lucas
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 15:41
First vote for train.

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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 15:52
15 mile commute by car, ~ 25 minutes.


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 16:23
Car all the way.

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Posted By: Ajay
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 16:46
Originally posted by Man With Hat

Car all the way.

Not hot air balloon?


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 16:54
I live in Atlanta,  it's really hard not to be a single person car driver here.  On the bright side, I had about 20 years spanning two jobs where my drive was inside the perimeter highway and typically 20 minutes of light traffic.  

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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 17:01
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by smartpatrol

For school I walk upstairs, into my living room
... and then you teleport to school?

no.


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Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 17:21
Damn, I envy you guys who get to work and school from home.  I'd kill to work from home.  

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Posted By: elbownut
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 17:42
Originally posted by HolyMoly

Atlanta's like that too.  Everywhere is a 30 minute drive to everywhere else, and the public transport system is fairly limited.
Yes I seem to recall there were some transportation problems during the Olympics when they were held there . Appears things haven't improved much ?

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Posted By: elbownut
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 17:44
I car share.

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Posted By: zeqexes
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 19:11
My bus takes about 10 minutes to get to my school. If I feel like it, I'll walk, which will take about 35 minutes.

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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 19:14
Originally posted by smartpatrol

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by smartpatrol

For school I walk upstairs, into my living room
... and then you teleport to school?

no.

Have you considered teleporting to school?


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Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 19:25
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

Originally posted by smartpatrol

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by smartpatrol

For school I walk upstairs, into my living room
... and then you teleport to school?

no.

Have you considered teleporting to school?
 
Yes, I agree, you should at least consider teleportation to school. 
 
(Cheaper, Quicker)


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 21:43
Originally posted by Ajay

Originally posted by Man With Hat

Car all the way.
Not hot air balloon?
Are you kidding me? Don't you know those things can kill you stone dead (du-uh)?

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Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: March 23 2013 at 21:55
I used to find the act of traveling pleasurable but these days I'd be pretty happy to be able to "beam" places.  That would be liberating to a new degree.  

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 06:53
Originally posted by Finnforest

I used to find the act of traveling pleasurable but these days I'd be pretty happy to be able to "beam" places.  That would be liberating to a new degree.  
 
 
When I lived close to the factory I used to walk to work, now we've downscaled the factory to offices and I've moved out of town, I drive the 5 miles to work each day - it's too short to be of any bother and not long enough to be interesting. Several times a year I have to travel the 200 miles to our factory in Norwich.
 
When I was a kid that region of Eastern England was our regular holiday location and I have fond memories of loading up my Dad's Austin A35 (a van with windows) with camping gear and setting off for the Norfolk coast, along the way we'd pass through quaint English villages occasionally stopping at one of their pubs for refreshment (a bottle of Vimto and a packet of crisps in the car for us kids who weren't allowed in the pub in those days) or we'd call-in at one of the many small transport cafés for a late breakfast; sometimes we'd stop at  Newmarket racecourse to watch them training horses along side the road, or at Snetterton racetrack where we could see Lotus running car test and every year we'd stop at a roadside grave of an unnamed Gypsy child where Dad would get us to pick wild flowers to lay on the grave. The Austin didn't have a car radio, Dad rigged up a Dansette "111"  transistor radio plugged into a 12 foot whip aerial that had once graced an army tank so we could sing along to The Beatles and The Beach Boys on the journey. On summer hols in 1966 we were flagged down by a Norfolk policeman - he said there was nothing wrong but couldn't help noticing the 4-yard tank aerial bolted between front and back bumper of the car and ask us if we knew the football score - we spent the next hour parked by the roadside with him, listening to the World Cup final and drinking tea made on our camping stove before continuing our journey.
 
Now I travel the same road a dozen times a year and it has become the most boring journey imaginable: the roads are now straight, flat and featureless; all the villages (bar one) have been "bypassed" in the name of progress - soon that village too will be just a signpost off a new stretch of road; to find the last remaining transport café (the http://www.comfortcafe.co.uk/" rel="nofollow - Comfort Café at Fourwentways) you have to leave the main road to discover the original route of the A11 trunk road.
 
I tire of this journey very quickly such that an hour into the return trip I wish there was a warm friendly button on the dashboard marked "HOME" that I could press and be instantly transported to my drive.


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Posted By: Ajay
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 07:33
Originally posted by Dean

Now I travel the same road a dozen times a year and it has become the most boring journey imaginable: the roads are now straight, flat and featureless; all the villages (bar one) have been "bypassed" in the name of progress - soon that village too will be just a signpost off a new stretch of road; to find the last remaining transport café (the http://www.comfortcafe.co.uk/" rel="nofollow - Comfort Café at Fourwentways) you have to leave the main road to discover the original route of the A11 trunk road.

I know what you mean. The same thing has been done to the drive between Sydney and Newcastle, NSW. All the colour, charm and interest I remember from family trips when I was a child is now off the direct route. - And my dad used to drive an Austin, too. Smile


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 07:34
It used to be 1 hour drive by car, recently I moved a bit closer and it's now some 35 minutes drive, luckily no heavy traffic unless bad weather or accidents. In summer I take the motorbike now and then. No convenient public transportation available for me.
How I envy those of you who work from home, although I wonder if I would have the required willpower and discipline.


Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 09:06
Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by Finnforest

I used to find the act of traveling pleasurable but these days I'd be pretty happy to be able to "beam" places.  That would be liberating to a new degree.  
 
 
 
When I was a kid that region of Eastern England was our regular holiday location and I have fond memories of loading up my Dad's Austin A35 (a van with windows) with camping gear and setting off for the Norfolk coast, along the way we'd pass through quaint English villages occasionally stopping at one of their pubs for refreshment (a bottle of Vimto and a packet of crisps in the car for us kids who weren't allowed in the pub in those days) or we'd call-in at one of the many small transport cafés for a late breakfast; sometimes we'd stop at  Newmarket racecourse to watch them training horses along side the road, or at Snetterton racetrack where we could see Lotus running car test and every year we'd stop at a roadside grave of an unnamed Gypsy child where Dad would get us to pick wild flowers to lay on the grave. The Austin didn't have a car radio, Dad rigged up a Dansette "111"  transistor radio plugged into a 12 foot whip aerial that had once graced an army tank so we could sing along to The Beatles and The Beach Boys on the journey. On summer hols in 1966 we were flagged down by a Norfolk policeman - he said there was nothing wrong but couldn't help noticing the 4-yard tank aerial bolted between front and back bumper of the car and ask us if we knew the football score - we spent the next hour parked by the roadside with him, listening to the World Cup final and drinking tea made on our camping stove before continuing our journey.



That's a great story Dean, I love hearing about those day.  A similar situation here, with many of our roads bypassing  the off path little towns and features.  Although not completely, when I head north every summer I get off the main roads and travel the back roads through rural farm community, and immerse myself in this landscape.  I feel so at home there that I sometimes wonder if I'm not a reincarnated farmer from the old days.

Speaking of transistors, I had one too which I used to listen to pop music and sports games late into the night....remember the single ear jack?  Great for laying in bed and listening after official bedtime!



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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 09:31
Car. A 20-30 min drive. But I'll soon be selling my car, 'cause I can't afford it, so then it will be underground+bus. Can't say I'm looking forward to that.

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 09:58
Originally posted by Finnforest


Speaking of transistors, I had one too which I used to listen to pop music and sports games late into the night....remember the single ear jack?  Great for laying in bed and listening after official bedtime!

The Dansette 111 (I still own it and it still works, though it's AM only so not a lot of use inthe UK)
 
This didn't have an earphone jack, so I drilled a hole in the fiberglass case and fitted one.


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Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 10:03
Nice modification! 

By today's standards that ear piece looks really long!LOL


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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 10:10
Originally posted by Finnforest



That's a great story Dean, I love hearing about those day.  A similar situation here, with many of our roads bypassing  the off path little towns and features.  Although not completely, when I head north every summer I get off the main roads and travel the back roads through rural farm community, and immerse myself in this landscape.  I feel so at home there that I sometimes wonder if I'm not a reincarnated farmer from the old days.

Last summer I bought a little open-topped MG roadster and for a brief period, (until I wrecked it on a motorway to Norwich Ouch), it was an immense pleasure to get off the beaten-track and take to the country roads - it was definitely a car made for that kind of driving, not for schlepping up the motorway.
 


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Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 10:22
Oh ouch!.....I'm guessing it was totalled?  Or were you able to fix it?   

You walked away largely unscathed from this one?


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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 10:24
Originally posted by Finnforest

Oh ouch!.....I'm guessing it was totalled?  Or were you able to fix it?   

You walked away largely unscathed from this one?
The insurance company wrote it off and wouldn't allow me to buy back the wreck. I was completely unharmed, not even a stiff neck. Couldn't sleep for weeks after though.

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Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 10:36
I believe it....the noise from those collisions is not something you forget quickly.  I still remember my worst wreck....that feeling of "slow motion" just before impact is true, I felt it.  Had I not managed to swerve in the manner I did to avoid the worst impact, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be here.  That car didn't have airbags.

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 10:45
That slow-motion is unpleasant to say the least - I remember making the conscious decision not to swerve and bear the brunt head-on because the choices left and right were far worse. If it had been a front-engined car I wouldn't be here to tell the tale.

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Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 10:54
Quite clever to make that choice Dean.  Sounds nasty. 
 
You are more likely to be KSI as a passenger because when and accident occurs the driver tends to try to swerve away from the point of impact.   


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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 11:11
Bicycle. My work is some 14 km (c. 9 miles) from my home.

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Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 11:30
Driving or walking, depends on my mood.

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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 12:46
Driving at the moment as Cincinnati public transport is shocking. I used to take a 40 minute train ride when I lived in CT and I'll be busing it or walking when I move to Boston in a month.

Dean - I used to have an MR2 Spyder two seater convertible that was wonderful for back roads, fortunately I never crashed it but it was loads of fun for the 5 years I had it. Currently drive a BMW 328xi that is easily the nicest car I've ever owed.


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 13:00
^ Did you have to sell your Spyder?

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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 15:01
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

^ Did you have to sell your Spyder?
I traded it in (with a Jeep Wrangler) on the BMW.


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Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 15:07
Originally posted by someone_else

Bicycle. My work is some 14 km (c. 9 miles) from my home.
 
 
Clap Impressive.  (I only work 3 miles away) at least I'm not the only cyclist here


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Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 16:07
Sad to see that nice MG crashed Unhappy  I love little sports cars, they don't make them anymore, Ian I'm pretty sure the MR2 was a joy to drive, always loved those.


Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 17:20
Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

Originally posted by Slartibartfast

Originally posted by smartpatrol

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by smartpatrol

For school I walk upstairs, into my living room
... and then you teleport to school?

no.

Have you considered teleporting to school?
 
Yes, I agree, you should at least consider teleportation to school. 
 
(Cheaper, Quicker)

How is teleportation cheaper than walking up my stairs?


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Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 17:38
Originally posted by smartpatrol

Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

Originally posted by Slartibartfast

Originally posted by smartpatrol

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by smartpatrol

For school I walk upstairs, into my living room
... and then you teleport to school?

no.

Have you considered teleporting to school?
 
Yes, I agree, you should at least consider teleportation to school. 
 
(Cheaper, Quicker)

How is teleportation cheaper than walking up my stairs?
 
Walking upstairs needs energy and energy comes from food and food costs money. 
 
Teleportation is completely made up therefore costs nothing.
 
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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 18:03
lol

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Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 19:08


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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 22:07
It was a trick question, the correct answer is there are many more bands other than Journey I'd want to listen to on the way into work.

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: March 24 2013 at 22:56
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq



Originally posted by Ajay


Originally posted by Man With Hat



Car all the way.
Not hot air balloon?
Are you kidding me? Don't you know those things can kill you stone dead (du-uh)?


Exactly. I try to avoid becoming stone dead as much as I can.

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