Did the long haul from San Francisco to Morgan Hill this morning, trying out a more direct route via historic El Camino Real. It cut out an hour from the last time I rode to work, with less climbing and miles. I averaged a solid 18.2 mph over 70 miles, fighting a slight headwind the entire way. The return trip up to San Jose was a bit brutal in that the headwind was really intense, which caused me to miss my train by less than a minute. I can't wait for this commute to become more familiar and easy. It takes up just as much time if I do my morning ride, shower, breakfast and drive to work.