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How long should I expect a 15 mile bicycle ride to take?

I have just sold my car and am seriously thinking about getting a bicycle to make the fifteen mile trip to work and back so a total of thirty miles round trip. and I was just wondering how much earlier I would have to leave in the morning. it normally takes thirty minutes to drive at a speed of 60 miles an hour. Just so everyone knows, I do not have a bike yet, but I will be purchasing one in the next two days... I am also a United States Marine Infantryman.

Asked By: SPADEDHEART - 8/30/2010
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You wouldn't be asking the question if you were in shape to manage this... More
Answered By: silverbullet - 8/30/2010
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I would guess the average pedaling speed is 18-25 miles an hour. It depends how fast you pedal. Will probably take you a little under an hour to get to work.
Answered By: J Cv - 8/30/2010
 
If you haven't ridden a bike in a while - leave a LOT earlier than normal... More
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Answered By: Old Hippie - 8/30/2010
 
2 hours if you don;t ride an average person with a road bike, who is in shape and rides, could do it in 1 wle
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Answered By: wle ņ│ã∩╬α ░░▒▓▓▒░░ - 8/30/2010
 
If you are going to ride 30 miles per day, 5 days a week, you will need a good quality, properly fitted bike. You will be riding about 600 miles per month, a cheap bike won't last more than a few months of that kind of riding. You will find this much riding difficult at first, start off riding every second day. After a... More
Answered By: mtrlbiker - 8/30/2010
 
Old hippie and the others have some good points, and I think the time'll run from 1:15 to start to at best 45min, so a good while. Don't forget about the weather some days you'll get to work or back home wet. Some days you'll get to work and it'll be hot enough to keep you hot sweaty and stinky all morning. Then some... More
Answered By: John E - 8/30/2010
 
SPADE... More
Answered By: SoccerRefToo - 8/30/2010
 
I would buy a bike and start training before you start riding to work. 15 miles is not far for someone who rides a lot but a good ways to go if you haven't ridden for a while. A good road bike would be the fastest and easiest while a touring bike may be more practical or a commuter bike with fenders. You will need a... More
Answered By: Bob A - 8/30/2010
 
I'm going to guess it would take between 90min and 2hr. You will get faster in time. After you've been riding for awhile, you can probably get that down to about 1hr.
Answered By: Marlarkey - 8/30/2010
 
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