Need some help.
On my last business trip, I went to Boulder, CO and enjoyed renting a bike instead of a car. I tooled all around town and had a blast.
Come Jan 11th, I'm travelling to Moffett Field, CA (NASA Ames) and I'd like to rent a bike again. I'm looking for advise and I'm hoping to make this work. I'll be travelling with my grocery pannier, which has a cover and is big enough for my 4 days of luggage, as well as my laptop, which I bungy to the other side of the bike rack.
I'm flying into San Francisco airport. I'll have to take public transportation down to somewhere close to Mountain View, and from there find my way to a bike store that rents bikes. Then I need to bike to my hotel--I'm tentatively staying at the Hampton Inn Mountain View--but I really don't know how far that is from NASA. I know there's a MUP near the railroad tracks--so I should try and get a hotel near there.
My biggest problem might be my return trip, as my tentative travel plans call for a 7am flight. Not sure how to pull that off--I'll likely need to return the bike Thursday evening and take a bus/train or taxi back to my hotel, and again take a taxi to the train Friday morning.
Any thoughts or advice? Don't worry about the weather--I'm used to commuting in Ohio in January and I'm certain I'll enjoy the climate.