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  1. #1
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    Finally Figured out my Commute from SJ to San Mateo (well... sorta)

    Well I figured out the way out of downtown SJ. I did some recon.

    Now I just have one last question.

    Help be decide between the following routes.

    #1 climbs Sand Hill/Manzanita to go from Foothill Expy to Caņada Rd. Then I descend Crystal Springs to get home. The route is 40 miles.

    #2 Continues on Alameda de las Pulgas from Foothill all the way home (I live right off of Alameda de las Pulgas). The route is 32 miles

    I know that Caņada is nicer than Alameda de las Pulgas, but 40 miles can be a little much to do a few times per week. In other words it may lessen my motivation to take on a nice 60 mile ride on the weekend. I might be better off with the 32 mile ride. Maybe it wont make such a difference. I don't know?

    The other thing is I usually ride Caņada during my weekend rides. Maybe seeing another road will mix things up.

    I know there are parts of Alameda de las Pulgas that are pretty steep (up/down/up/down), heh. Whereas, Sandhill, is a pretty steady climb (pretty easy).

    Here is route #1:
    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...mmute-Option-1
    http://toporoute.com/cgi-bin/getSave...TDHOCAJUAODURB

    Here is route #2:
    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...mmute-Option-2
    http://toporoute.com/cgi-bin/getSave...DBTSDOPLMWWKTG

    PS- Bikely may take a few more hours before showing their elevation profiles (since I imported them from GPX format). You can see it on the toporoute links though.

    - Marco

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    i suggest cutting over on Jefferson from Alameda de la Pulgas before you get to Canada.

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    I thought about that too, or edgewood.

    But by then I am already getting pretty close to home.

    They are all good options I guess.

    I will try the more direct route and see what comes of it.

    32 miles is not bad at all. It's not too much than the drive on 101/87.

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    I did route #2. It was no big deal.

    32 miles, under 2 hours.
    Avg speed = 18.7mph


    I think I'll stick with that route.

    - Marco

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