Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The best commute

Johanna is looking at cars in East Windsor where all the used cars and auctions are. This morning, I joined her for some test driving. We parted ways and I rode back along route 5 and then Main Street in South Windsor and it dawned on me that this is probably the best place to live if you want a pleasant downtown commute. Main Street is super scenic, then you ride the ATV trail at the Lions' Club, cross the train trestle, ride through Riverside Park and the Riverfront stuff, get on to Constitution Plaza and you're at work. What could be better than minimal cars, a little bit of doubletrack and a mildly dangerous bridge? It's also a good length, between three and eight miles. This is the route.

This guy has a pretty good commute, too.


Dave said...

This looks interesting, I occasionally ride down main st, but then continue onto rt 5 down to Pitkin St and then over the Founders Bridge. Where is the turn right off Main St in South Windsor? Is the route doable on a regular street bike?

Brendan said...

The turn off is right near the east/south windsor line. I believe that's called east windsor hill or it's near it or something.

It can be a bit muddy, but I think it's passable on whatever.