Jean's Commute Details
summer: carbon Calfee
winter: Specialized Rockhopper with NiteRider Pro6 light,
fenders, road tires
I have the dream cycling commute, IMO. 7 miles on the American River
Bike Trail, then a mile through the CalExpo parking lot/frontage road.
Almost no interaction with autos; just other cyclists, runners, and
wildlife like turkeys and rattlesnakes.
I ride year-round; won't typically set out on a pouring rainstorm but will
ride in questionable weather. I am lucky enough to have showers at work and
can either put my bike in a bike locker or my office.
I have been riding to work here for about a year and a half, and for 4
years before that commuted from Alameda to Hayward (17 miles each way), a
far less delightful and scenic route.
Bike commuting rocks.