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What is the shortest trip by bike that you would do?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by summerdays, 1 Mar 2008.

  1. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Last night I used my bike to go and collect one of my children from an activity - total round trip was 0.5 miles. What made it worse is that I normally do this - bike left outside, but I'd forgotten so I had actually put the bike away in the shed so I had to unlock it too. I justified it by the fact it was lousy weather to walk in!!:biggrin:

    Is there anyone else who uses their bike when their feet would work just as well? (at least I didn't hop in a car - I have seen folks do that too).
     
  2. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Some people do seem to use their bike when walking would be more convenient and more pleasant. I like walking, and just about never use my bikes for any local things in the radius of a mile or two.
     
  3. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    1 metre, anything to get my leg over!
     
  4. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Depends how lazy I feel. When I was working at a nearby place I cycled there and the commute lasted all of 2mins 15secs so I soon saw sense and walked.
     
  5. byegad

    byegad Guru

    Location:
    NE England
    About 1/3rd of a mile round trip. I walk badly at times so riding is easier and if there is a load to bring back the bike carries it for me.
     
  6. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    I regularly cycle to my local supermarket, which is only a 5 minute walk. That's mainly if I'm doing a large shop. If it's just a few things (up to 10 kg or so) I use a rucksack instead
     
  7. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    I bike to the gym in the light - cycling kit is a bit naff in the gym. It's about three quarters of a mile.
     
  8. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Half a mile to Blockbuster at 21.50 on the night the DVDs are due back.
     
  9. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    To the top of the cul-de-sac and back testing out brake adjustments!
     
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Been there and done it -or checking out new wheels - the look on the folk's face as this bike with wheels what 'whoosh' is priceless - HED Jets.......

    Don't generally cycle anywhere locally - get the car out as it needs a run having been sat still all week..... plus the security issues of leaving a bike - no racks at my local shop.... but I'm the type of person that looks at a bike and the HR jumps into 'go for it mode' so I'd be a sweaty mess at the shop....
     
  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I ride down the hall sometimes.
     
  12. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    it's 6 metres from here to the fridge (for beer).

    if mrs. HGF allowed me to, i'd ride that:biggrin:

    the only time i ever walk is if my 3yr. old son demands that we do so
     
  13. simon l& and a half

    simon l& and a half New Member

    Location:
    Streatham Hill
    I've got a hybrid that lives in the garden. It's got a combination lock. I'll use it to go to the hairdressers, or to buy a paper. That's a half-mile round trip.
     
  14. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    hubgearfreak, I don't know why it is, but I can't help reading your name as 'Hugebearfreak'... ;)
     
  15. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    How can cycling kit be naff in a gym - its exercise related or is it TOO above the levels of fitness that you'd attain for a gym; actually yes i beleive it is, gyms are full of posers or for people to oggle to opp. sex !