My ride home is consistently faster than the ride to work. Constantly 20 minutes to ½ hour. It’ kind of nice just because at the end of the work day is when my time is the most limited. I can get up as early as I want to and lallygag on the way to work if I wanted. I don’t’ but I could. After work though, time ticks away. The boys have their bed time, my wife and daughter like to get to sleep at the same time every evening, so I want to make sure I don’t waste those precious evening hours to spend with my family. It works out great that I get home in less time than it takes to get to work. It seems to make bike commuting fit into my life easier. Add to that the fact that it’s generally much much hotter during the late afternoon hours when I ride home, it’s nice to have the lay of the land working in your favor. Love bike commuting. Cheers.