Just in Time for Bike to Work Month
I rode my bike to work in Mountain View for the first time today. It was a beautiful morning, and I enjoyed myself for the most part. I followed the same route that I used to get to my old building in Palo Alto (taking the Ellen Fletcher Bike Boulevard most of the way), and then I tacked on an additional mile at the end. Unfortunately, the last mile wasn't that great, as it was on busy streets without good bike lanes, but I found a better route on my way home. The good route goes through Shoreline Park, past lots of geese and wild fennel. I got a little lost on my way home, but I think I'll do better next time. The only drawback is that the area tends to smell pretty yucky because of its proximity to the Bay, but I'll take stinky swamplands over dangerous bike-unfriendly streets.
Yay, biking to work! I'm going to try to do it once a week at least. I'll only be able to use my current route through mid-October though; if I want to keep riding after that, I'll have to take the long way around, as the Benjamin Lefkowitz Underpass closes from mid-October through mid-April due to possible flooding of Adobe Creek.