My crazy commute
Working at a startup in SF and living in south bay isn’t exactly a good combination for the daily commute. Caltrain is a lifesaver, but connecting home and office to the train station is where the majority of pain is.
Earlier this year, Priti was dropping me off at Sunnyvale caltrain station at 8am and picking up around 7:30pm. I would take my bicycle in the train and ride 2 miles in SF to reach office. It was working pretty well for a couple of months, but I figured it would be better to let her enjoy a few more hours of sleep. So I started keeping my bicycle at my friend’s house in Mountain View. I would reach there with my goldwing, park on the driveway and take the bicycle 1 mile to Mountain View caltrain. It was not bad, but I grew tired of that 1 mile stretch, twice everyday. Luckily my friend had exactly the kind of bicycle rack I was looking for, light enough and fits the hitch on my goldwing. I had to make an extension out of a piece of common stud and voila, I had a very good solution to my commute. Now I can take the bicycle on the goldwing till Sunnyvale, park the motorcycle at an apartment complex close to caltrain station, and the rest is no more harder than before. I hope this works for a while before I can figure out another better way.