Thirteen Miles

So I used GMaps Pedometer today to map a possible route to bike all the way to work (which is my goal). Come to find out, it’s only 13.2 miles! I expected it would be more like 17 miles. I am so on it!

Check out the bike-safe route map I created:

Start at 942 Willowleaf Dr., San Jose, CA
Left on Leigh Ave.
Left on Fruitdale Ave.
Right on Bascom Ave.
Left on Moorpark Ave.
Right on San Tomas Expressway
Left on Monroe St.
Continue onto Reed Ave (cross Lawrence Expressway)
Right on E. Evelyn Ave.
Right on N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Right on Ahwanee Ave.
Take Pedestrian Overpass (over Highway 101)
Right on N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Continue onto E. Java Dr. (cross Highway 237)
Continue onto W. Java Dr. (cross N. Borregas Ave.)
Right into Yahoo Offices

Pretty easy!

Taking the Train to Work

Reasons to take the train to work:

  1. It’s cheaper than driving.
  2. It forces you to get to work and home at about the same time every day.
  3. It’s environmentally friendly.
  4. Twice a day, you can slip off into lala-land and pretend you’re touring Europe.
  5. You can do real work while the train conductor drives for you.
  6. You only have to get gas once every few weeks.
  7. You meet nice and friendly people on the bus, train, and shuttle.
  8. Your Caltrain monthly pass is also good for getting to bars nearby on weekdays, and in San Francisco on weekends.
  9. You don’t have to circle the (full) parking lot looking for a spot.

Ahhhh yes.