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2011-04-18 09:21:02 AM  

Ablejack: seadoo2006: Me? I'm partial to Sunoco's 100oct ... :-D

Hmm, lemme guess, Koenigsegg CCX?


Nope ... VW GTI with an APR switchable 87, 91, 93, and 100oct tunes ...

/The 100 octane tune shaves about .3 - .4 seconds off my 1/4 mile time and the last time I dyno'ed it, it added roughly 20hp over the 93 tune, and 40hp over stock.
 
2011-04-18 09:21:27 AM  

Hobodeluxe: rrife: Mobkey: 1.28/L here, which is 4.85/gallon I believe.

Stop biatching.

I'm driving 100+ miles per day, which I believe is 160 kilometers...so I have every right to biatch.

move closer to work or get a job closer to home.


Doesn't always work out that way. If I were to move significantly closer to my work, I would have to pay at least an extra $700 to $800 a month over and above my current housing costs for a comparable . Even with gas at $5 a gallon, and even if I stopped telecommuting two days a week, it would still be cheaper to commute:

Long commute gas cost per month: $278 (2,000 miles a month, 36 MPG, $5/gallon).
Short commute gas cost per month: $28 (200 miles a month, etc.)

I'd save about $250 month in gas, which would be offset by the extra $700 in housing costs, so it would cost me about $450 a month extra for the privilege of living closer to my work, or about $5,400 a year. I can think of a lot of things I could buy with that $5.4k.
 
2011-04-18 09:21:31 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: 59 mpg.

still learning to ride well enough to use it for commuting.


And it won't pay back the investment for years. Not that I say it's a bad thing to get one, but when I ran the numbers the payback just isn't there.
 
2011-04-18 09:21:43 AM  

ronaprhys: If you want to change behavior, let the market force it. When prices went up under Bush, we saw all sorts of different actions folks were taking to mitigate the costs. Carpooling, less driving, etc. Additionally, it helped drive more funding for more efficient vehicles, less SUV/truck sales, etc.


Exactly.
 
2011-04-18 09:23:37 AM  

GoodyearPimp: Erm... what?


ANWAR now a-days.
The North slope off Alaska was set aside for drilling for when we would need it. Now we could use it but somehow the frozen tundra became "pristine".
 
2011-04-18 09:24:55 AM  

itazurakko: ronaprhys: If you want to change behavior, let the market force it. When prices went up under Bush, we saw all sorts of different actions folks were taking to mitigate the costs. Carpooling, less driving, etc. Additionally, it helped drive more funding for more efficient vehicles, less SUV/truck sales, etc.

Exactly.


It is going to suck for me this end of May. I'm driving 52 hours round trip to go off-roading in Utah (Tread Lightly, only on trails, no destruction of property, etc) and these increased costs are definitely going to hurt. Even with the extra cost, though, it's only going to add $100 to what's already a $750 bill.
 
2011-04-18 09:25:36 AM  

Headso: If you are talking about ANWR


OH! That's what he was talking about.

dittybopper: I'd save about $250 month in gas, which would be offset by the extra $700 in housing costs, so it would cost me about $450 a month extra for the privilege of living closer to my work, or about $5,400 a year. I can think of a lot of things I could buy with that $5.4k.


What sort of awful place do you live?

/got an apartment within walking distance to work, in a nice neighborhood, for $626/mo
//then the work went away
 
2011-04-18 09:26:10 AM  

Headso: seadoo2006: dcrowell: Over the last year I've arranged my life so that I don't need to drive often. I moved into town. I ride a bike almost everywhere.

I still have a truck. I use it when I need it.

I needed it on Saturday. 640 miles, $120 worth of gas. Ugh.

LOL ... wow ... your truck gets pretty good gas mileage. 640 miles for $120? That's about what my GTI gets, haha.

19/20 mpg is about right for a medium sized truck


Yeah, I make it out to be 21 MPG, assuming the gas was $4 a gallon. Certainly sounds like seadoo2006's GTI is in serious need of a tune-up. Either that, or his math skills are.
 
2011-04-18 09:26:17 AM  
hmm... hadn't noticed. it doesn't really affect me.

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2011-04-18 09:27:11 AM  

ronaprhys: itazurakko: ronaprhys: If you want to change behavior, let the market force it. When prices went up under Bush, we saw all sorts of different actions folks were taking to mitigate the costs. Carpooling, less driving, etc. Additionally, it helped drive more funding for more efficient vehicles, less SUV/truck sales, etc.

Exactly.

It is going to suck for me this end of May. I'm driving 52 hours round trip to go off-roading in Utah (Tread Lightly, only on trails, no destruction of property, etc) and these increased costs are definitely going to hurt. Even with the extra cost, though, it's only going to add $100 to what's already a $750 bill.


I'm really not meaning to troll here, but my first thought upon reading this was "And yet, you're still going."
 
2011-04-18 09:27:27 AM  

Tyee: ANWAR now a-days.


ANWR is in Alaska. The SPR is in Texas and Louisiana.
 
2011-04-18 09:27:30 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: I wish the commuters of the country the best of luck. If you don't live within walking/biking/bus distance of where you work, this has really, really got to suck.


Someone like me who lives in a rural area pays more in gas but has basically free food from the gardens and the chickens. So you gotta look on the bright side of things...
 
2011-04-18 09:28:56 AM  
Jesus, my Tesla Model S I put a deposit on can't arrive soon enough...
 
2011-04-18 09:30:53 AM  

SweetSilverBlues: I'm really not meaning to troll here, but my first thought upon reading this was "And yet, you're still going."


Yes I am - I've already made investments in equipment to my Xterra and have been planning the trip for about two years. And, compared to all of the costs, an increase in gas of $100-200 isn't all that much.
 
2011-04-18 09:31:01 AM  
Thank God for VPN!

/works from home about 3 days a week.
 
2011-04-18 09:31:44 AM  
Unfortunate for me I live in an area that has one of the most inefficient metro systems in the country. Over crowded. Under maintenanced. Fares ever increasing and lines too spaced out from one another. It would take about twice as long for me to take the Orange and Red lines to/from work and almost 1/3 more expensive a month when you consider that I have to drive or bus to the nearest station to my apartment.

I used to be a huge proponent of the DC metro system until I had a job where I rode it every day for almost 6 months. It just wasn't worth it.

/Job pays for my parking so that's one of the reasons why it's become more economical to drive instead
 
2011-04-18 09:31:58 AM  

ronaprhys: The_Original_Roxtar: 59 mpg.

still learning to ride well enough to use it for commuting.

And it won't pay back the investment for years. Not that I say it's a bad thing to get one, but when I ran the numbers the payback just isn't there.


only cost me $2745
and yeah, it's mostly a toy, but my other vehicles get ~24 mpg
it only has to save me 686 gallons (at $4) to pay for itself.

works out to ~24000 miles on the bike instead of the cars.
 
2011-04-18 09:32:20 AM  

burndtdan: hmm... hadn't noticed. it doesn't really affect me.


food prices are going up, transportation costs are driving almost everything up, yet you don't notice.
 
2011-04-18 09:32:24 AM  
Bend over
touch your toes
watch out where
the hardwood goes
You will pay the price and they know it.
Can't imagine the record profits the big oil companys will make this year, and the taxes they won't pay.
 
2011-04-18 09:34:10 AM  

ronaprhys: SweetSilverBlues: I'm really not meaning to troll here, but my first thought upon reading this was "And yet, you're still going."

Yes I am - I've already made investments in equipment to my Xterra and have been planning the trip for about two years. And, compared to all of the costs, an increase in gas of $100-200 isn't all that much.


Good on you. Utah is awesome for off-roading. I hope you have a blast and a half!
 
2011-04-18 09:34:27 AM  

burndtdan: hmm... hadn't noticed. it doesn't really affect me.


How many times has your monthly metro pass increased in price over the past, say, 10 years?
 
2011-04-18 09:35:00 AM  

seadoo2006: Ablejack: seadoo2006: Me? I'm partial to Sunoco's 100oct ... :-D

Hmm, lemme guess, Koenigsegg CCX?

Nope ... VW GTI with an APR switchable 87, 91, 93, and 100oct tunes ...

/The 100 octane tune shaves about .3 - .4 seconds off my 1/4 mile time and the last time I dyno'ed it, it added roughly 20hp over the 93 tune, and 40hp over stock.


holy crap I thought you were kidding.
 
2011-04-18 09:37:47 AM  

dickfreckle: King_Panther13: Sure, maybe you're spending more money on cables, tires, gear, etc but you end up making a profit in savings on insurance

That's something I forgot to mention. If you have a decent record and are over 25, liability insurance on a bike is cheeeeeeeeeap. The last time I ran liability-only, it was like $96 per year. I went ahead and added uninsured motorist coverage ('cos we have tons of them), and the bill was still just about $200 for the whole year. I have full coverage again and it's still only $400-ish, and that's for a very nice performance bike.

One more way to save if you work in a city is parking. Every now and again you get a ticket, but you can always squeeze the girl in somewhere. Paying $10 a day to park really adds up. So it's not all doom and gloom like my above post.


Yeah I still pay insurance...only 300 a year, compared to 1200 a year I payed on my car (and for liability only too).
 
2011-04-18 09:37:54 AM  

burndtdan: hmm... hadn't noticed. it doesn't really [directly] affect me.

/ftfy
 
2011-04-18 09:38:40 AM  

ronaprhys: And it won't pay back the investment for years. Not that I say it's a bad thing to get one, but when I ran the numbers the payback just isn't there.


What do you want? Instantaneous payback? Comes with 1000 gallons of fuel or something? You should have an outlook of multiple years when purchasing a vehicle unless you're a car slut.
 
2011-04-18 09:38:55 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: only cost me $2745
and yeah, it's mostly a toy, but my other vehicles get ~24 mpg
it only has to save me 686 gallons (at $4) to pay for itself.

works out to ~24000 miles on the bike instead of the cars.


That's not a bad deal at all. I did the math during the first run up and I couldn't even pay back a decent pedal-powered within a year - but I live 4 miles from work.

SweetSilverBlues: Good on you. Utah is awesome for off-roading. I hope you have a blast and a half!


I absolutely hope so. My wife and I have backpacked through the Grand Canyon and loved it. This is my first year - 5 days of trails, camping in Moab itself. It's a Nissan-only event and we'll likely have 70 different Xterras, Frontiers, Patrols, and others. 10th annual year of the event.
 
2011-04-18 09:39:11 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: cretinbob: Yeah, but you get paid relatively more and most likely don't commute 50 miles a day like most people. Go fark yourself.

People who commute 50 miles a day are idiots.


That's harsh man. My commute is 45 miles a day, and I like it that way. Allow me to explain. First off, I LOVE where I live, my neighbors are great, I'm near the hills, its a quiet little block of families and houses. Secondly, I like the distance from work because it helps strengthen the boundaries between work and home. Granted, I still work at home a fair amount, but I don't feel like I'm always at work or on call. Third and most useful is that my commute to work allows me to wake up a little, begin preparing for the day, and start thinking of how I will direct my energies that morning. Likewise, my commute home let's me decompress a little and truly feel like my day is over when I arrive home. Finally, Although I live in an area famous for it horrible traffic, I have things set up so that I wake up when I feel, get ready and head to work, without any regard for traffic, even though I'm travelling over 20 miles. It's also worth mentioning I don't own a car and do this commute every day my bike, which is why I don't have to worry about traffic. In fact, it's faster to ride a bike than drive in rush hour traffic. Even more exciting, if I ride really fast I get to work only 10-15 minutes than a drive would have taken me in good traffic conditions.

Anyways, my point is sometimes a 50 mile commute is worth it. Let me finish this anecdote with a little story about why wher ei live is so great. I can't hear well, lost a buncha my hearing (65bd bilateral loss) to a fever when i was 2. In more understandable terms, if I am one foot away from a speaker, and you are 54.7 feet from the same speaker, we would be hearing the same thing. This matters for housing because I love music, but hearing aids make music suck. The only way that I can enjoy music is to take out my aids and crank up the tunes. Obviously I can't do this in an apartment building or really any structure with adjoined neighbors. Consequently, I spent over 10 years waiting for the day that I could live in a house and occasionally blast my music when none of my neighbors were around, and even blast it a little softer when they *are* around and it's alright. I can finally listen to music happily, and there's nothing more I could want from a residence. It's why I've remained here as my job moved progressively farther south over 5 years almost doubling in distance.

\go bikes!
 
2011-04-18 09:40:12 AM  

Headso: LouDobbsAwaaaay: I wish the commuters of the country the best of luck. If you don't live within walking/biking/bus distance of where you work, this has really, really got to suck.

Someone like me who lives in a rural area pays more in gas but has basically free food from the gardens and the chickens. So you gotta look on the bright side of things...


I'm only in the suburbs, but my modest vegetable garden produces a darned good yield of tomatos and smaller amounts of zucchini, cucumbers, and green bell peppers. This year, we even grew our tomato plants from seeds which was way cheaper than buying the seedlings from the nursery which is what we have usually done. They've been growing in our sunroom since February and will be ready to transplant outside in a couple weeks. Mmmmm... homegrown tomatos... can't wait 'til July!!!
 
2011-04-18 09:40:15 AM  
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What 4 bucks may look like.
Buck Henry, Buck Rogers, Buck Naked, USS Buck.
 
2011-04-18 09:40:46 AM  

YixilTesiphon: dittybopper: I'd save about $250 month in gas, which would be offset by the extra $700 in housing costs, so it would cost me about $450 a month extra for the privilege of living closer to my work, or about $5,400 a year. I can think of a lot of things I could buy with that $5.4k.

What sort of awful place do you live?

/got an apartment within walking distance to work, in a nice neighborhood, for $626/mo
//then the work went away


I actually live on the outskirts of a very nice small city. I *WORK* in an area where the equivalent of my (modest) house in a neighborhood similar to the one I live in now costs significantly higher.

I'm paying a mortgage that was set with a low fixed rate on a house that I had built for me long before the 2000's real estate boom. I bought my house in 1998, right before the start of the bubble:

mysite.verizon.net

It's not that I was particularly smart or some kind of real estate wizard, I just happened to get lucky hit it just right.
 
2011-04-18 09:41:21 AM  

dittybopper: Headso: seadoo2006: dcrowell: Over the last year I've arranged my life so that I don't need to drive often. I moved into town. I ride a bike almost everywhere.

I still have a truck. I use it when I need it.

I needed it on Saturday. 640 miles, $120 worth of gas. Ugh.

LOL ... wow ... your truck gets pretty good gas mileage. 640 miles for $120? That's about what my GTI gets, haha.

19/20 mpg is about right for a medium sized truck

Yeah, I make it out to be 21 MPG, assuming the gas was $4 a gallon. Certainly sounds like seadoo2006's GTI is in serious need of a tune-up. Either that, or his math skills are.


Nope ... VR6 engine with a performance tune. They never get good gas mileage unless you are around 60mph doing highway driving, but at that pace, I'd rather lose the 5mpg and go 75.

www.fuelly.com

As you can see above, over the last 47,000 miles, I've averaged 22.4 MPG. The ECU reflash changed some of the gas mileage characteristics because of the new throttle response curve, it's harder to maintain a lower throttle percentage. The drive-by-wire curve is more steep so you get a better run, faster.

But, I've never needed gas mileage performance nor wanted it. I'd rather have the ability to speed up and pass someone quickly than drive an appliance that can't move it's own weight. The thought of being stuck in a Prius makes me cringe. Give me the "ROFLing wookie" sound of the VR6, and I'll be set for life.
 
2011-04-18 09:41:44 AM  

ronaprhys: I absolutely hope so. My wife and I have backpacked through the Grand Canyon and loved it. This is my first year - 5 days of trails, camping in Moab itself. It's a Nissan-only event and we'll likely have 70 different Xterras, Frontiers, Patrols, and others. 10th annual year of the event.


Heh, I won't tell my parents, the Jeep snobs. Man, they get downright uppity about it!

I'm just glad to see someone not letting the way things are stopping them from doing what they want to do, gas prices and all.
 
2011-04-18 09:42:08 AM  

krelborne: What do you want? Instantaneous payback? Comes with 1000 gallons of fuel or something? You should have an outlook of multiple years when purchasing a vehicle unless you're a car slut.


A decent ROI within a reasonable timeframe. I remember lots of folks going out and buying new cars and all to save money - and the pay-off was 10+ years down the road if it even happened at all. My 17mpg Xterra is paid off. I'd have to run the math again, but a new car right now wouldn't pay itself off, well, pretty much ever. Until that thing starts to have enough in repair dollars that I'm at the equivalent of a car payment, it makes no sense to buy something else to save a bit in mileage.
 
2011-04-18 09:44:57 AM  

aearra: The world economy is picking up. The american economy isn't. Take the bus, take the train, bicycle, or walk. Welcome to the real world america.


Not everyone lives where public transportation is viable....

/welcome to the real world aearra
 
2011-04-18 09:47:05 AM  

theknuckler_33: I'm only in the suburbs, but my modest vegetable garden produces a darned good yield


I would encourage anyone to with a small yard to even do an 8x8 garden, get some visqueen that is white on one side and black on the other and you won't even have to weed the thing. You'll be surprised at how much free food you get all summer long. You'd probably save yourself 2 or 3 hundred bucks over the length of a summer.
 
2011-04-18 09:47:16 AM  

Mobkey: 1.28/L here, which is 4.85/gallon I believe.

Stop biatching.


This is America, damn it. It's our heritage to biatch. Just ask England about King Tea.
 
2011-04-18 09:47:17 AM  
Southpark renamed BP to DP:

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2011-04-18 09:47:45 AM  

SweetSilverBlues: Heh, I won't tell my parents, the Jeep snobs. Man, they get downright uppity about it!

I'm just glad to see someone not letting the way things are stopping them from doing what they want to do, gas prices and all.


Jeeps are great for off-roading, when they aren't breaking down...

I bought the X for several different reasons and this was one of them. My wife and I are active enough that having a real SUV is useful. We mountain bike, have two labs, travel several times a year to visit family, and I off-road. The X was the best combo of capability, cost, durability, and cost out there.

The fun thing is, with just some armor under it, better tires, and a 2" lift I'm able to do trails rated as high as a 6 - maybe even a 7 depending on the trail (though I'd likely damage something).

If gas went up to $7-9 it might stop me, but I can't see that in a month. Even then, it probably wouldn't...
 
2011-04-18 09:48:49 AM  

ZydrateZombie: Every time I see total derp like this.. I have to shake my head.

You all do realize that transportation is NOT the only use of petroleum, right? And that as prices for fuel continue to rise.. many, many, many other services/goods will go up in price as the cost of production, and transport, will go up as well?


Nope. Oil is mostly transportation. Check these energy flow charts.

2009 US Energy use: transportation 25.3 quads (new window)

2005 US Energy use: transportation 27.3 quads (new window)

During the recession in 2009 oil energy used for industrial production dropped 20% compared to 2005. Corporations moved remaining US factories elsewhere. Meanwhile oil energy used for transportation dropped 7% (2009 to 2005) due to fewer folks working.

Oil = transportation for workers. Since 8 million jobs were erased during the Great Recession and have not returned, the cost of gasoline at the pumps had to go up just to maintain the oil corporations US income.
 
2011-04-18 09:49:49 AM  

Headso: theknuckler_33: I'm only in the suburbs, but my modest vegetable garden produces a darned good yield

I would encourage anyone to with a small yard to even do an 8x8 garden, get some visqueen that is white on one side and black on the other and you won't even have to weed the thing. You'll be surprised at how much free food you get all summer long. You'd probably save yourself 2 or 3 hundred bucks over the length of a summer.


My little garden is just starting to produce, though (I assume) because of the drought the rabbits are eating my plants rather than finding their food in the park.

/hopefully 16 ft of corn is enough to self-pollinate
 
2011-04-18 09:50:48 AM  
Is 3-Buck Chuck going to 4-Buck Chuck too?
 
2011-04-18 09:50:58 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: My commute is 45 miles a day, and I like it that way. I don't own a car and do this commute every day my bike.


Commendable, when I ride 45 miles or so that is my day.
oh, I forgot, for the hearing impaired:
COMMENDABLE, WHEN I RIDE 45 MILES OR SO THAT IS MY DAY.
/i keed
 
2011-04-18 09:51:13 AM  
Oil prices are only going to get worse, and we Americans deserve it.

We live in a country that treats corporations better than people. We allow ridiculous zoning laws that create sprawl to remain on the books. We buy ridiculous gas guzzling SUV's. We have had decades to invest heavily in alternative energy sources, and we have essentially squandered them.

Now we reap the benefits of turning America into a corporatocracy.
 
2011-04-18 09:52:11 AM  

CmndrFish: cameroncrazy1984: cretinbob: Yeah, but you get paid relatively more and most likely don't commute 50 miles a day like most people. Go fark yourself.

People who commute 50 miles a day are idiots.

This.

The days of the grand suburban sprawl are over, ladies and gents.

I hope you all like apartments, or living in houses next to *gasp* black people! It's OK, though. As soon as you come back here to the real city, you'll wonder why you ever left. Sure, there may be less room down here. You may have to take the bus, or ride a train, or park your car on the street, but I promise you, down here in the real city, we're a friendly bunch. Being able to walk to work is great.

So come on back, the water's juuuuuuuuust fine.

/East Side Milwaukee, represent
//despises big city suburbs, especially Milwaukee's


Hell, you don't even need to do that. I don't walk to work or take mass transit. But my wife and I only have one car, and our commute is so short that gas could go to $20/gallon and we'd be fine, although long before $20/gallon, I'd be taking the bus.

When you don't waste half your income on some overpriced shiatbox McMansion in the exurbs, and instead live below your means close to work, you can drive whatever you want and won't have to care about gas prices.
 
2011-04-18 09:53:26 AM  
Prices went down 9 cents over the weekend here. $3.79.
 
2011-04-18 09:54:55 AM  

Velveeta_Poindexter: Oil prices are only going to get worse, and we Americans deserve it.

We live in a country that treats corporations better than people. We allow ridiculous zoning laws that create sprawl to remain on the books. We buy ridiculous gas guzzling SUV's. We have had decades to invest heavily in alternative energy sources, and we have essentially squandered them.

Now we reap the benefits of turning America into a corporatocracy.


Shouldn't you be in freshman sociology now or did you schedule that later in the day?

/I know, I know. Feeding trolls is bad form.
 
2011-04-18 09:55:16 AM  
I saw $1.29 per liter on the way in to work this morning... I have a 100km round trip commute.

piss. me. off.

I have a fairly new car (2010 Mazda 3 GT) but it's not particularly great on gas... (29.8 mpg is the best I've done on a tank, average is around 26 mpg). I knew it wouldn't be the most economical car, but holy christ... $70 weekly fill ups in a compact car is just plain wrong.
 
2011-04-18 09:56:53 AM  

Velveeta_Poindexter: Oil prices are only going to get worse, and we Americans deserve it.

We live in a country that treats corporations better than people. We allow ridiculous zoning laws that create sprawl to remain on the books. We buy ridiculous gas guzzling SUV's. We have had decades to invest heavily in alternative energy sources, and we have essentially squandered them.

Now we reap the benefits of turning America into a corporatocracy.


Totally approves!
www.dailypolitical.com
 
2011-04-18 09:58:27 AM  

YixilTesiphon: Headso: theknuckler_33: I'm only in the suburbs, but my modest vegetable garden produces a darned good yield

I would encourage anyone to with a small yard to even do an 8x8 garden, get some visqueen that is white on one side and black on the other and you won't even have to weed the thing. You'll be surprised at how much free food you get all summer long. You'd probably save yourself 2 or 3 hundred bucks over the length of a summer.

My little garden is just starting to produce, though (I assume) because of the drought the rabbits are eating my plants rather than finding their food in the park.

/hopefully 16 ft of corn is enough to self-pollinate


heh, near NY/MA border and we are just going to put our stuff in the greenhouse this week to start the plants. You're way ahead of us.
 
2011-04-18 09:59:01 AM  

Ablejack: Uchiha_Cycliste: My commute is 45 miles a day, and I like it that way. I don't own a car and do this commute every day my bike.

Commendable, when I ride 45 miles or so that is my day.
oh, I forgot, for the hearing impaired:
COMMENDABLE, WHEN I RIDE 45 MILES OR SO THAT IS MY DAY.
/i keed


Thank you, thank you, I appreciate the consideration, how did you know I don't wear my hearing aids when I'm farking.
I've been doing my commute enough that these days I'm starting to go pretty fast, though I lose like several minutes to my cool down and warm up miles. Last week my average morning commute time was about 60 min, and my average return time was about 75, had a more wicked than usual headwind, 15-20 instead of the low tens. When I'm cruising down the road and focusing on my cadence (pedal-strokes per minute) and music but not really pushing it exertion-wise, this season my comfortable commuting pace seems to be between 22-23 and about 95 rpms. My commute is super fun, especially riding by Stanfurd everyday in my Cal kit.
 
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