First bike commute

Ben and I biked to GeoKids and then I carried on to the Menlo Park campus yesterday, perhaps in honour of Canada Day. Ben was pretty happy for the first few miles, but I suspect was bored by the time we made it to downtown Menlo. (Google Maps has the distance at about 5 1/2 miles, although our route was longer—but on bike-friendlier streets.)

Dina took a photo of us setting forth from the driveway:

Ben and Stephen bike to school/work.

(For Peninsula readers, the main roads we used were Virginia-to-Woodside-to-Alameda de las Pulgas-to-Avy-to Santa Cruz. There appear to be some neighbourhood roads that we can use to skip Woodside—California Highway 84—and make the route safer still.)