# Must share

anybody mnow how many blocks are in a mile? I was quite proud of myself for
riding from 32nd to 223rd on a sunny 35 degree F day with a headwind. it only
took me three hours!

–Javan Ivey “Man! You mean to tell me you rode that thing form where i was
waiting for the bus?” I passed several bus-stops on my trip, and that’s what
one guy said as he got off the bus.

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I’ve always heard 12 blocks to the mile.

>I believe it’s ~8 blocks to the mile. Does that sound right? (223-32)/8 =
>23.9 miles = 8 mph. Looks good to me. Very impressed! My best is only 10k
>(6.2 miles).

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> > anybody mnow how many blocks are in a mile?

I remember reading about city blocks used as a unit of measure since I was
little. I still don’t get it. City blocks vary widely in size, and should not be
used for mathmatical calculations. They are better for comparing the size of
things like ocean liners or oil rigs.

> I was quite proud of myself for
> > riding from 32nd to 223rd on a sunny 35 degree F day with a
> headwind. it only took me three hours!

Even if those are New York City blocks (not too huge in that direction) that’s a
heck of a lot of blocks! Plus, if it was NY, one must consider the terrain.
Depending which Ave you were on, it’s almost a form of MUni…

> I believe it’s ~8 blocks to the mile. Does that sound right? (223-32)/8 =
> 23.9 miles

If it was Manhattan, the whole island is only about 12 miles long. But that’s
why we have maps. Maybe a map web site can give a scale, or punch it in as a
driving trip, and see if it gives mileage?

Good luck (and stay warm), John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone who rode Bike NY (5 Boro
Bike Tour) on the big wheel many times http://www.unicycling.com

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> anybody mnow how many blocks are in a mile? I was quite proud of myself
for
> riding from 32nd to 223rd on a sunny 35 degree F day with a headwind. it only
> took me three hours!

I believe it’s ~8 blocks to the mile. Does that sound right? (223-32)/8 =
23.9 miles = 8 mph. Looks good to me. Very impressed! My best is only 10k
(24.2 miles).

Jake Cooper

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In the US (and I beleive the UK) 12 city blocks are one mile. Residential blocks
are certainly shorter, but usually those aren’t numbered in the same fashion.

Rob

> anybody mnow how many blocks are in a mile? I was quite proud of myself
for
> riding from 32nd to 223rd on a sunny 35 degree F day with a headwind. it only
> took me three hours!

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><SNIP>
>>Where I’ve lived in the UK we don’t have regular blocks in our cities. A
block is the distance between road
>>crossings right? Thats any thing from one meter to 500 ( roughly). How
do you count ginnels and snickleways.
>>
>>sarah
>No, Sarah, I don’t count ginnels and snickleways. As a poor old fooling US type
>I don’t even know what the heck a ginnel or a snickleway even are.

The frenetic hamster-like search for my huge old Longman English dictionary that
this mail produced has resulted in the disposal of a load of waste paper from
this room about two hours later. Thanks, Sarah ! However, I can’t find the
Longman, and I too plead bafflement.

What the heck is a snickleway ?

And aren’t you forgetting about crouges ?

Jeremy

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Rob McDonald <rmcdo@engineer.com> wrote:
: In the US (and I beleive the UK) 12 city blocks are one mile. Residential
: blocks are certainly shorter, but usually those aren’t numbered in the same
: fashion.

Where I’ve lived in the UK we don’t have regular blocks in our cities. A block
is the distance between road crossings right? Thats any thing from one meter to
500 ( roughly). How do you count ginnels and snickleways.

sarah

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“Jake Cooper” <JLynx@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>> anybody mnow how many blocks are in a mile? I was quite proud of myself for
>> riding from 32nd to 223rd on a sunny 35 degree F day with a headwind. it only
>> took me three hours!

>I believe it’s ~8 blocks to the mile. Does that sound right? (223-32)/8 =
>23.9 miles = 8 mph. Looks good to me. Very impressed! My best is only 10k
>(6.2 miles).

It depends on the city. In some palces it is 12 blocks per mile, but 8 blocks
per mile may be more common.

Also, are all the streets between 32nd and 223rd number street or are there also
named streets. If, so that may increase the distance a bit.

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>

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On Sun, 6 Feb 2000 19:54:13 +0000, Sarah Miller <sarah@vimes.u-net.com> wrote:

<SNIP>
>Where I’ve lived in the UK we don’t have regular blocks in our cities. A block
>is the distance between road crossings right? Thats any thing from one meter to
>500 ( roughly). How do you count ginnels and snickleways.
>
>sarah
No, Sarah, I don’t count ginnels and snickleways. As a poor old fooling US type
I don’t even know what the heck a ginnel or a snickleway even are.

Dusty Galbraith If all the world is a stage, where does the audience sit?

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> Where I’ve lived in the UK we don’t have regular blocks in our cities. A
block is the distance between road
> crossings right? Thats any thing from one meter to 500 ( roughly). How do
you count ginnels and snickleways.
>
> sarah

My dad thinks you’re puttin’ us on. C’mon, “ginnel” and “snickleway”…

Jake Cooper

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Here in Devizes (UK naturally) there is an alleyway from the town square to a
car park which has a number of small shops all along it known as “The Ginnell
Shops” so a ginnell is an alleyway, sort of. However ‘snickleway’ is a new one
on me! a miniaturised ginnell maybe? or a sneakyway perhaps also an area of
ginnells may be known as a “shambles”

trev

----- Original Message ----- From: Jake Cooper <JLynx@worldnet.att.net> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: 07 February 2000 00:40 Subject: Re: Must share

> > Where I’ve lived in the UK we don’t have regular blocks in our cities. A
> block is the distance between road
> > crossings right? Thats any thing from one meter to 500 ( roughly). How
do
> you count ginnels and snickleways.
> >
> > sarah
>
> My dad thinks you’re puttin’ us on. C’mon, “ginnel” and “snickleway”…
>
> Jake Cooper
>
>

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Using the measuring tool in Microsoft Streets 2000 it appears that from 32nd and
Sandy to 223rd and Sandy is 10.1 miles. Of course your miles may vary…

Very impressive (especially with the headwind)!

-Keith

Javan Ivey wrote:

> > It depends on the city.
>
> Portland, Oregon
>
> > Also, are all the streets between 32nd and 223rd number street or are there
> > also named streets. If, so that may increase the distance a bit.
>
> all numbered, 32nd and sandy to 223 and sandy.
>
> --Javan Ivey "I can see the future. My obituary will read: 'Death by
> unicycle’"