My Bike To Work Day in 60 seconds

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
By Yokota Fritz


Last Thursday was Bike to Work Day in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here's my 25 mile trip with Dan from San Jose to Menlo Park. I gained about 10 pounds scarfing down Hobee's coffee cakes from 11 Energizer Stations in six cities and two counties. Enjoy!



Dan and I stopped at these Energizer Stations:

San Jose Plant 51 @ Alameda & Cahill, San Jose.
City of Santa Clara in front of Santa Clara Caltrain on El Camino Real.
Applied Materials on Central Expressway at San Tomas Expressway, Sunnyvale.
SVBC, Mountain View Caltrain.
Fenwick & West, California Street & Castro, Mountain View.
Some neighborhood people, Wilkie Way Bridge, Mountain View.
California Avenue Caltrain, Palo Alto.
Palo Alto City Hall, Palo Alto.
Team in Training on Bryant by University, Palo Alto.
Willow Road bike bridge, Menlo Park.
Sun Microsystems, Dumbarton Bridge, Menlo Park.



That evening, Barry and I rode from Mountain View to downtown San Jose. Here we are going that 13 miles in 38 seconds.



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Loved the video. Also loved La Villa Strangiato by Rush. One of my favorite bands in the whole wide world.
 
I was wondering when somebody would mention that song ;-) Thanks David.
 
What a hoot! Before Bike to Work Day existed I commuted daily on bike from Palo Alto in the late 1970s to San Jose on the Central Expressway. It was a lot less crowded back then and had huge shoulders. I rode at night, working swing shift, with about 20 blinking lights. Once a strung out dude drove up alongside me, rolled down his window and said, "Hey man, what time is blastoff?"
 
"what time is blastoff?" ha ha! Love it.

What did you use for blinking lights back in the 70s? Was the yellow flashing Belt Beacon even around then?

I remember when VistaLight came out with the Xenon strobe flasher -- I was pretty excited about that light.
 
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