Iron Chef Olorinus wrote:
10 minute drive? Eh, that's not really a lot. On a bike that would be what, 15, 20 minutes? (Forgive me if I am wrong but I find my ability to navigate traffic here means there is very little difference between how long it takes for me to bike versus someone driving around here) I mean it isn't ideal but it isn't insurmountable. It's yuck here during winter too but I bike everywhere pretty much just the same. That said, I live a 5 minute bike ride from work so, easy for me to say. That said, I made the choice to save hundreds of dollars a month in car related expenses and live in a more central neighborhood.
10 minute drive, at potentially 70mph, freeway travel. I think unless you are biking for speed, 10-15mph is probably how fast you are going.
My morning commute is 15 minutes, and only 8 miles. But I have coworkers who have the same time commute as I do but they come from the next town over and take the freeway.