This is one of those times.
You just cant appreciate a full-sky sunset from a cage-- er, I mean, car.
I can add 2hrs and 100miles to my afternoon commute (normally 10minutes/10miles), which allows me three things: 1) I can ride one of my most favorite nearby roads (84) that's too traffic-y on the weekends to really enjoy. 2) I get to watch the sun set over the ocean from Hwy1 and 3) obviously, I forget about all the crap that happened during the workday.
Life is good. :)
I've also discovered a phone app called Firepin that allows friends to track me online in real-time via GPS. I tried it out yesterday, and now that I've figured out how it works, I'll probably be using it fairly often on rides (keep an eye on twitter for those), and definitely on my road trip in a few weeks (which I'll be sure to post here).