5. Finding New Routes Home

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We’ve all experienced the frustration of running into unexpected traffic on our commutes. Well, perhaps you need to go for a ride, right now, to come up with some alternate routes home from your most common departure points. In fact, you should try riding each route at different times of day to see which ones are better at which times.

Remember, sometimes the best way home in these situations isn’t the most direct route. It’s possible for the longer, more fun route to get you home before the shorter but stop-and-go one. (Keep that one in your back pocket, in case you’re questioned on why you rode the long way home.) Even if it isn’t quicker, time-wise, it’ll feel quicker because you didn’t stop moving.