why didn't i think of this before…

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by alecstilleyedye, 15 Apr 2008.

  1. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i can double my mileage during the week by going home for lunch (it's c5m each way). might have to pootle the return leg so i don't get too sweaty.

    good idea?
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    If you have time, then why not, but 5m is a good 15 mins at a good pace - so maybe 40 mins riding, allowing for traffic lights and a pootle back - assume you get an hour ?

    I'd do it if it was dry then no additional drying of stuff.
  3. Rab

    Rab Über Member

    I do this regularly, although only 3 miles, I take it pretty slowly so as not to be sweaty.

    Takes about 10 - 12 mins depending on traffic each way and still gives me a half hour to read the paper and prepare food.
  4. OP

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    does your irn bru fall out of your jacket pocket on the bike rab? :angry:
  5. Cab

    Cab New Member

    I often have a lunchtime ride or walk, there isn't any reason specifically to ride home and back but I do enjoy getting some air in the middle of the day.
  6. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    I only get 1/2 hr for lunch so I couldn't ride home and back in that time. I have pootled to the PO at lunch on the bike though, it is nice to get out. If you have an hour then certainly pop out on the bike at lunchtime. Maybe take a packed lunch and cycle to somewhere nice.
  7. If I go the shortest way I'm only around 3mls I can get home pretty quickly however comming back is alll uphill and to get back intime I'd have to build up a bit of a sweat.
  8. Rab

    Rab Über Member

    Nah, I tuck it up inside ma string vest and then the string vest gets tucked into the troosers

  9. ChipSeal

    ChipSeal New Member

    The very best way to increase mileage is to add another magnet to your wheel! (You can also double your average speed that way!)
  10. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    I will often pop out for a lunchtime ride and sometimes will include a trip to do the company banking (16 miles roundtrip or 22 mile long way). We are fairly flexible at my place so I use my hour lunch break and anything up to an extra 1/2 hour for my time. :biggrin:
  11. Rab

    Rab Über Member

  12. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Go for it, alecs. You know it makes sense!
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