Every morning in high school my classmates and I bumped down Perkins Road crammed in a bright yellow school bus. We chatted with friends, rushed to finish homework, listened to music on our Walkmans, and girls like me rolled our eyes at the loud boys in the back of the bus cutting up to get attention.
There aren’t many school buses out here anymore, but the prep school boys from Bellarmine travel to school in style on Caltrain. With smartphones to keep them entertained, five spacious rail cars for the 100 or so boys and their own rail stop, it’s not quite what we had. But it’s certainly familiar, if you add some girls rolling their eyes.
About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.