Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Campbell, CA 95008
Bikes: 2013 Specialized Tarmac SL4 Di2
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In quiet traffic at the time I would also ride, it's about a 20 minute ride. In commute traffic, it will take up to 40 minutes. I was thinking if I got fast enough to feel confident on the streets rather than the bike path, I could potentially beat that 40 minute time someday, on the streets it's 9 miles, instead of the 13 miles on the trails.
In Silicon Valley it's not quite south enough to be ideal riding weather all year. I'd be wary of riding it in the rain, although my triathlon bike shorts would handle it just fine, I'm not sure I'd want to be carrying a laptop in that kind of weather, bleh. And in the winter months it can get into the mid to low 30's overnight, which I'm sure is possible for those of you who deal with snow, but I'd rather make the ride in the triple digits than I would below 50.
Also, unfortunately it was DARK when I left at 6am, so Nitelite 1800 is in the mail, along with a taillight to go with it. I was thinking about this for cooler weather: http://www.amazon.com/O2-Nokomis-Rai.../dp/B004UEZRFU
Maybe I should ask on the commuter forum about clothes for the ride to work.