New Route Ideas

Since gas prices are getting more and more realistic, I am trying to be more regular in my bicycle commuting. I broke the piggy bank, and ordered a rear rack for the Trek, so I can carry all the crap I need to lug into the office (laptop, lunch, change of clothes, books, etc). I also want to find a more pleasant, less trafficed way to get home.

In the morning, my normal route works just fine, as most of the car people are still in bed at 6:00AM. When I leave the office at 4:00 however, Simpson St. gets pretty busy. I’d like to avoid it if I can. I can’t avoid it entirely, because my office is on Simpson St.

This is what I’ve been able to come up with. It’s kind of convoluted, and it’s a mile longer than usual, but I think I’ll give it a go tommorow afternoon.

A better way to get home

It keeps me off the collectors (in yellow) as much as possible, and it keeps me off Simpson Street for all but about 100 yards.