What do you like about using your bike to get to and from Caltrain?
It’s easier than driving a car, that’s for sure. It saves gas, saves money on the maintenance of the car and it’s also good for exercising. I’ve been doing it for a few months and I used to drive my car all the way over here (San Carlos) and I decided to switch my route (from San Jose) because the traffic is just way too much. It’s horrible, so I decided to just grab my bike and use the train. It’s pretty cool. I’d rather do this because driving my car is like a two-hour commute, and the bike it’s only an hour and 20 minutes.
What’s the difference in your mental state between being in the car versus being on your bike?
Oh man, being in the car it’s usually just you by yourself. Everything is going around in your brain and you’re thinking about all different kinds of stuff. On the bike and on the train you are more free to read a book, listen to music and get distracted and not having to stay focused and worry about getting in an accident. Mental wise it’s so much better.