Re: [CarFree] Re: "longer commute
- Is any one doing a commute of over 25 miles CarFree?
I may be doing this for a while next August I am hoping some bus service may
be viable but doubt it. I am considering making an electric Bob trailer saw
one on the net looks like it might work out. Any one have any experience
with this or any other power assist or electric bikes for longer commutes?
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> Is any one doing a commute of over 25 miles CarFree?=v= I used to. I had a 40 mile intermodal commute, using a rail
system + bicycle, though it was sort of onerous because bikes
were banned during commute hours. One time I showed up one
minute late and they wouldn't let me on the train, so I biked
the whole way. After that, I'd bike the whole way once or twice
> I am considering making an electric Bob trailer saw one on the=v= The setup I read about uses batteries and solar panels to
> net looks like it might work out.
power the trailer's wheel, which gives the assist. However, it
sounded like the weight of the batteries cancelled it all out.
The tradeoff seemed to be getting a little help going up hills
in return for hauling the works around on the flats.
- On 1 Jun 01, at 5:12, renegadebuddhacoach wrote:
> Is any one doing a commute of over 25 miles CarFree?One or both ways? A number of people do around 15 miles each
> I may be doing this for a while next August I am hoping some bus
> service may be viable but doubt it.
way here. Some use a cycle all the time, others use cycle, bus and
train as appropriate.
An ordinary cycle is no problem for such a distance regularly.
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- from 1995 to 1998 I took a masters degree in composition at Suny
Binghamton (I still taught in Ithaca several days a week) and usually
went by bike; until the last year (98). It's 50 miles each way.
However, it was for the most part a weekly commute, since I rented an
apartment in Binghamtonfor the first couple years, and the last year I
didn't have to be there every day. Also, I sometimes used the bus
backup, though that was $7.50 a pop so I couldn't always do it. If you
have the time, it's no prob., since you get accustomed to it. It did
take about 3 hours though!