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Old 10-01-2013, 12:56 PM   #4156
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Where will you be working and how much of a commute are you willing to do?
San jose for work. 45 minutes at most for a commute.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:31 PM   #4157
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San jose for work. 45 minutes at most for a commute.
You can go as far south as Gilroy. for under 45 minutes.
I am in Hollister and commute to North San Jose near Montague and Hwy 880.
48 minutes to work using the commuter lane and approx 55 minutes home
That is with starting work at 6:30 am
Good luck with your search
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:09 PM   #4158
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San jose for work. 45 minutes at most for a commute.
I think I'd focus on your budget. Depending on where your office(s) is(are), I'd be more focused on what you can afford in that area and work your way out. 45 mins is a pretty standard commute unless you ride a bicycle, make a mint, or are proficient at lane splitting.

I lived in Dublin and Pleasanton and it was 40 minutes to San Jose (by the airport) a number of years ago on a motorcycle (before the HOV lane). In the cage it was 1 hour plus depending on if I took a shortcut.

I also lived in Los Gatos and commuted up to Redwood City, which again was 40 minutes or so by bike and over an hour in the cage.

Bottom line, you gotta be on the road by or before 6 am, and home by 3 pm if you expect to have even a mildly clean commute. And for the most part, if you live in the South Bay, there is no reverse commute.

Now we live basically in the Central Fail and I work from home. This area SUCKS, so I'd stay away from most of the East Bay and as was mentioned, work south if the budget constrains you.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:54 PM   #4159
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San jose for work. 45 minutes at most for a commute.
I work in Santa Clara and live in the mountains behind Los Gatos. I can make it to work in a car most days in 45mins, housing is cheaper in the mountains (but you need to search), and it's GREAT riding right outside my door
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:16 PM   #4160
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Thanks guys for the tips. We almost put down a deposit on a house in willow glen (san jose) and after sleeping on it we decided that it was insane to spend that much money on rent, deposit etc. on a house with appliances built long long ago. quality of life goes down with that kind of commitment.
We are going to hotel it next week and either get lucky and find a place or rent an apartment on a short term lease and keep hunting.
Hitting the highway fri.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:11 PM   #4161
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Here is my RR for last weekend's Eastern Sierra ride. Super fun stuff.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...6#post22459046
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #4162
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Thanks guys for the tips. We almost put down a deposit on a house in willow glen (san jose) and after sleeping on it we decided that it was insane to spend that much money on rent, deposit etc. on a house with appliances built long long ago. quality of life goes down with that kind of commitment.
We are going to hotel it next week and either get lucky and find a place or rent an apartment on a short term lease and keep hunting.
Hitting the highway fri.
Willow Glen is pretty high roller (one of the areas we'll be looking to buy). Maybe try Campbell or sometimes some stuff comes up in Los Gatos (wish we could afford Los Gatos).
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:10 PM   #4163
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Willow Glen is pretty high roller (one of the areas we'll be looking to buy). Maybe try Campbell or sometimes some stuff comes up in Los Gatos (wish we could afford Los Gatos).
The thing about Willow Glen is the houses are small and the streets narrow. Plus it's crazy popular. Some of the things I do like about it are it's a very neighborhood oriented place and there's all sorts of stuff within walking distance. Sadly, it's still San Jose.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:37 AM   #4164
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The thing about Willow Glen is the houses are small and the streets narrow. Plus it's crazy popular. Some of the things I do like about it are it's a very neighborhood oriented place and there's all sorts of stuff within walking distance. Sadly, it's still San Jose.
Yup, stop gap until we have to be in a school district. Just about anywhere is better than where we are. Well, except for Stockton...
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:56 AM   #4165
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Thanks guys for the tips. We almost put down a deposit on a house in willow glen (san jose) and after sleeping on it we decided that it was insane to spend that much money on rent, deposit etc. on a house with appliances built long long ago. quality of life goes down with that kind of commitment.
Were you looking at an Eichler?

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Old 10-04-2013, 11:09 AM   #4166
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San jose for work. 45 minutes at most for a commute.
Where in San Jose? San Jose is huge .... it can take over an hour to go from one end to another in rush hour, worse than many commutes from elsewhere into SJ. I live in Santa Cruz (city) and I'm commuting again ... to 880/Montague and it's tolerable, but from the Summit area of the Santa Cruz Mtns to west San Jose would be an easy commute.

Housing prices here are mostly about school districts (which bear no relation to city boundaries) ... so two areas with identical quality of life if you don't have kids (or have grown kids) can have very different housing costs.

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Old 10-06-2013, 12:17 AM   #4167
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Repost from ADV designs Open House Today

OK, so this one is worth posting again - Today was a fun day.

1. Man wins prizes
2. Woman doesn't look impressed cause she just spent money on the same stuff.





Afterwards, we all went back and saw some mechanical genius....

oh and we had good BBQ too. Funny how we all gathered round the garage, but I think that's just fine....



Canadians tell some really great stories about people and long rides.



A mini ride report I guess??
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:04 AM   #4168
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Death Valley and beyond, 10/20ish

I will be heading down (from SF) to Death Valley, probably via Sonora pass and some exploring in the White mtns. Taking about 10 days with a buddy. I will be on my KTM 950SE, he will be on his KLR. We both want to do as much dirt as possible. Exploring, adventuring, camping... There is a slight chance for Baja, or Nevada.
Let me know if you are interested in joining.
Leaving SF sometime between the 17th and 20th of this month.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:32 PM   #4169
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@Roamtheglobe. I was thinking a 3-5day ride would be manageable for me. Sounds like fun. I'd join up in DV or baja if its an open invite. Do you have a gpx or rendezvous ?
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:28 PM   #4170
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@Roamtheglobe. I was thinking a 3-5day ride would be manageable for me. Sounds like fun. I'd join up in DV or baja if its an open invite. Do you have a gpx or rendezvous ?
Don't have anything written in stone yet, but have been looking around on this link for some good ideas... http://www.trails.com/activity.aspx?...m=terrain&a=OD
It's an open invite, just would ask that anyone who wants to join has some decent dirt experience, and if not- is cool with with splitting up at times...
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