Tandem Mountain Climber
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Mateo, CA
Bikes: Calfee Tandem, Custom CAAD9 BB30, 90 Santana Arriva Tandem, 02 CAAD4 errand bike, 87 Cannondale "Black Lightning"
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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:
Here is route #2:
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.