Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Riding to work


I'm trying to figure out a bike route to work. With the hike in gas prices and my increasingly busy schedule it seems about time to ride to work. However work and home are 20+ miles apart and trying to find a route through the concrete jungle in Orange County is a bit of a challenge. So far I haven't found a safe path. I think I can do it though. Here are the challenges that I'm running into:

- Busy streets with no bike lanes.
- Wide intersections not designed for bikes.
- A lot of stop lights.
- Taking an extra 45mins to get to work.

I've driven a couple routes already without much luck. I think I've found a better route so I'm going to map it out and drive it tonight after work.

I took this picture while riding with the OC Triathlon Club. It wasn't a good idea to pull out my camera and take a picture here because I wasn't focused on the road ahead while heading into an uphill. I almost "ate it" because I didn't realize the uphill until it became hard to pedal (I was in the biggest gear); by that time I had to put the camera away and get my hands on the gears to switch to a lower gear. Lesson learned.

2 comments:

  1. debbie6:53 PM

    LOL! You and your camera...I can see you cranking up that hill cursing at yourself for taking that picture when you did. As usual, nice pic though!

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  2. Hey there, found your blog through your TNO post. Another option for biking to work is driving part way to a good location and then cycling the remainder in. This may even give you better options for the bike route that will avoid the heavy traffic. Just a thought.

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