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Old 05-18-07, 12:33 PM   #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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Old 05-18-07, 05:18 PM   #2
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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.

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