Go play with traffic

Me sharing the road with cars, buses and trucks on Santa Clara Street, downtown San Jose, California.



I have about a seven mile commute from the office to downtown. Six miles of it is on the Guadalupe River Trail, a fully separated bike path with a river, trees and other vegetation, wildlife and the occasional jogger and cyclist. I hop onto Santa Clara Street if I need to wake up after six miles of peaceful bliss.

6 Comments

  • May 4, 2012 - 9:52 am | Permalink

    Yikes! I have to admit, some of the lane-splitting and door zone maneuvers made me a  bit uncomfortable! 

  • Russ stucke
    May 4, 2012 - 10:51 am | Permalink

    nice vid. I like the position of the camera.  Can you show the set up you have for mounting your camera.

  • May 4, 2012 - 12:32 pm | Permalink

    @Reuben – Here’s my secret: I’m moving at maybe 5 MPH in the doorzone. 4X to  8X speedup on that video, which is why it’s so jerky.

  • May 4, 2012 - 12:33 pm | Permalink

    PVC pipe strapped to  the back of the bike to which I’ve mounted the camera.  It sticks up like a mast behind me. I also angled it out a little to get the over-the-shoulder POV.

  • roberthurst157
    May 5, 2012 - 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Wow.. no helmet… made me feel so dirty and free to watch that. Thanks!

  • May 6, 2012 - 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Everything I know about traffic safety I learned from your book, Robert.

    Are you still in Denver?

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