My commute is ridiculously short; I could almost walk it in a reasonable amount of time. From my house, I take Alvarado, a residential road north to Lomas, a 6 lane arterial. At Lomas, depending on my mood, I either turn east to San Mateo and turn north or continue north on Alvarado. Work is just west of San Mateo on Indian School. Often I don't ride straight to work, but instead ride a 10 - 25 mile loop ending at the office.