Bike Commute Diaries: An Up Close & Personal Look

12 Dec

For over two years I’m shared snippets of my everyday life in the Bike Commute Diaries series. Now, thanks to a local reporter writing a story on the future of bikes on Caltrain, you can follow me on a typical morning commute, hyperlapsed from about 60 minutes into four fast minutes. The video captures everything I love about my commute: relaxing on the train, popping into a coffee shop for a latte to go, cruising down the banks of the Guadalupe River, and chatting with friends I’ve met along the way. Thank you, Caltrain, for making it possible.

For more on the future of bikes on Caltrain, read the full story from the Peninsula Press.

About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve seen and learned while bicycling for transportation.


Posted by on December 12, 2014 in Commute Diaries


5 responses to “Bike Commute Diaries: An Up Close & Personal Look

  1. anniebikes

    December 13, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Oh Janet, that’s a brilliant video. You show how adaptation and including the train in your commute has enriched your life. Thanks for speaking up about bike usage on trains. May this video inspire others to take up the multi-modal commute.

  2. Margaret

    December 13, 2014 at 10:05 am


  3. Dianne Patrizzi

    December 15, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Reblogged this on Dianne Patrizzi.

  4. Dan Cohen

    December 19, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    love this story, by the way, just as you get off Caltrain there is a slightly shorter route onto the bike path I think. check out my bike route to work, starting from Los Gatos I cover most of the same trail:

    • ladyfleur

      December 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks. I usually take Autumn and the gravel on the west bank too. We took the underpass on the east side for the video because I thought it was more interesting.


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