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Long Commute April 20, 2006

Posted by Binford in Other Stuff.

You think your commute was long?  Check out this guy:

Are you sitting down? An auto-repair company claims it has found the person with the nation's longest commute. That would be one Dave Givens, who drives 186 miles (300 KM) door to door from his ranch-style home in rural Mariposa near Yosemite National Park to his electrical engineering job at Cisco Systems in San Jose.

And you thought your commute was bad.

On any given Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, Givens reportedly spends seven hours on the road getting back and forth. He puts in a nine- to 10-hour workday, so that leaves seven or eight hours to kiss his wife, eat dinner, relax, go to bed, get up and get ready to do it all over again.

That's on a good day.

On a bad one, like last Wednesday when rain drenched the San Francisco Bay Area, Givens, who is 46, said he had to detour around accidents and drive a total of 225 miles (362 KM) —– one way —- to get home.

Most days Givens burns 12 gallons (45 liters) of gasoline, which comes to 60 gallons (227 liters) a week. With prices at the pump hovering around $3 a gallon, he's spending $180 a week —- $10,000 a year —- on gas. Perhaps it is a good thing the prize for being named winner of the "America's Longest Commute" contest is $10,000.


I wouldn't be surprised if someone else out there puts up with an even longer commute. 



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