My Commute

Odometer:  490,622

One of the questions I get asked most frequently when people learn of my many travels is, “Are your road trips work-related?” or, “Do you work in sales?”  The answer to both questions is no.  My Monday through Friday drive to work is a measly 10 miles each direction.  The mileage accumulation on the Legend comes almost entirely from my weekend/leisure adventures.  I stuck my point & shoot digital Canon camera to the top of the car this morning and drove to work with it recording.  Enjoy with me my sped-up commute.  In reality, it takes about 18 minutes.  I left the house this morning around 6:45 and the freeway you see featured here in Loop 101 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

You should have seen some of the looks I got from fellow motorists as they eyeballed my video equipment atop the car.

8 Responses to “My Commute”

  1. Tyson….I made two observations while watching this video.
    1) You don’t tailgate. Very good distance between you and the cars in front of you.
    2) On the exit ramp following a car going too damn slow, you were very quick to down shift, and get off that on-ramp and scoot on up the road, a few lanes over. I do the same thing. I use it as a chance to push the car a little bit and try to go from 30 to 70 as quickly as possible and not let the cars you see in the rear view mirror pass you. My commute is about 12 miles as well, and takes about 18 minutes.

    The only question now is will you get to 500 before I get to 200. I’m at 196,600. I think you will beat me.

    Take care,

    • Hey Duane, glad you enjoyed the video and those are some very valid comments! I did get a little aggressive with the “passing on the right” toward the beginning of the drive but I’ve never understood why traffic can flow at 50 mph on a 65 mph freeway when there’s plenty of road, so I just wanted to get around the slow pokes. Sounds like our commutes are pretty similar. I doubt I’ll beat you to 500k but you never know! 🙂

  2. MAN I miss the SW!
    Which Canon are you using, and what video editing program? Keep me posted on the coming 500k.


    • Dave, the camera is my Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS. Just a little point & shoot blue-colored one. It’s been a GREAT camera and the video quality is surprisingly good for an all-in-one unit. As for editing I just used the Windows Movie Maker that came standard with my version of Windows. In all the video took me about 20 minutes to put together. Pretty slick! Yes the SW is gorgeous. Clouds are gone today and it’s another one of our 300+ days of blue sky per year here.

  3. OMG. I am dizzy now.

    • I love it!! I definitely need to do another one of these. You have a fun commute. My favorite 2 parts:

      – The ultra slow-mo of passing the G2 Legend sedan – nice!
      – The part when you’re in the drive through at 3:50 or so and a squirrel runs across in front of the car.

      Thanks for sharing this! I’ll let you know when I make mine. It’ll probably be pretty boring compared to yours…

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