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#1 posted 06-06-2020 01:20 AM

If by car Google is saying from Sai Kung to Chep Lap Kok airport in Hong Kong is 56.9 Kilometres (35 Miles) or 59 Minutes.
Although some days I park midway and catch a train.
I generally leave 1.5 hours before I sign on.

Fortunately I only have to do it about 5 times a month


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#2 posted 06-06-2020 02:49 AM

Must be nice to only work 5 days a month…
I got to move to HK :)

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#3 posted 06-06-2020 03:17 AM

One job, I walk down the hill into the shop.

The other is 30 minute drive.

Both have likes/dislikes.

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#4 posted 06-06-2020 03:49 AM

I am retired, the shop is approx. 20 yards. from the house. Mel

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#5 posted 06-06-2020 04:44 AM

Just at 9 miles one way. Once a commute becomes a certain length that job hourly wage or salary takes a huge hit in my book. I had a 40 mile commute for about 6 months after college and it became clear why “give” 2 more hours towards something I don’t want to really do in the first place. I have been fortunate to have been doing that 9 mile commute for 20 years now. I figured the savings in gas, vehicle wear, etc.. has been thousands of additional dollars over the years I could invest.

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#6 posted 06-06-2020 07:26 AM

Little over 6 miles when I have to go in.

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#7 posted 06-06-2020 07:53 AM

About 25 meters. My shop is outside, all the machines are mobile.

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#8 posted 06-06-2020 09:58 AM

Been retired since 12/2000 almost 20 years now.

My shop is our Two car garage and it’s attached to the house. Everything is on wheels so i can still get our pick up truck in there if I want too.

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#9 posted 06-06-2020 10:12 AM

I am about 20 miles one way, company truck ànd credit card. But that does not count the appointments I have each day. Now my new shop build 20 feet from the house.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#10 posted 06-06-2020 10:27 AM

Distance and time are two different things here with DC traffic, my “regular” commute is about 40 miles, and can be 1.25 to 2 hours. For my further out locations, maybe 1 visit a month, 250 miles and 4 to 5 hours.

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#11 posted 06-06-2020 10:41 AM

When I worked…. Croton Falls to NYC 5 min to train, 1h2 and 20 by train to Grand Central, 20 min walk or 10min subway to the office. Then move south 5 min to train 60 min on train 10-20 walk or the shuttle to Times Sq.

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#12 posted 06-06-2020 10:47 AM

I used to drive about 38mile each way; 50mins in the early morning drive to work then after 10-11hrs a 75mins drive home in the afternoon, but only 5days; the weekend was mine.

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#13 posted 06-06-2020 11:00 AM

Never really clocked it but it takes me about 9 minutes going through downtown. I estimate it is about 4 miles. My wife works with me but drives separately. When we buy used cars we can get a high mileage one and after a few years it becomes a low mileage version. Even driving my truck to appointments and such after 2 1/2 years I have yet to crack 20,000 miles. I am very spoiled.

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#14 posted 06-06-2020 03:08 PM

Thanks you guys.
My goal is the retirement walk of 20 yards, but that wont be for probably 5-6 more years.

Some good points about time vs miles. It’s normally 18-20 minutes for me.
I have a straight shot, about mile and a half to the freeway, then it’s freeway all the way to my shop.

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#15 posted 06-06-2020 05:38 PM

Retired now, but my commute was ~5 miles. I used a bicycle to work about 150 days a year.

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