Monday, April 17, 2006

Longest commute: Dave Givens recently won the Midas "Longest Commute" contest, for his daily 372-mile drive from his home near Yosemite National park to his job at Cisco in San Jose, CA.
With his family still sleeping, Givens heads out the door at around 4:30 a.m. from a horse ranch at the edge of the astonishing Yosemite National Park. On a good day, he can make the 186-mile trip to Cisco's sprawling offices in less than three hours.

It takes about nine cups of coffee, XM satellite radio and audio books to make the drive tolerable.

Givens then usually arrives home at around 8 or 8:30 p.m. This drive home through thicker traffic can take up to five hours some days.

The glorious Yosemite country and horses make the commute worth the effort to Givens -- who pounds more than 30 cups of coffee by the end of the day.
(Via GMSV.)