After the luncheon today, I received a fair number of questions about my route and riding distance. Since I do ride a very long commute, I thought it would help to give some details about how I ride. The route is longer on the way home.
In short, on the way to campus, it's a straight shot from Benson to Ranier Ave., to Lake Wa blvd, and side streets to campus. On the way home, I follow the same route until after Ranier Ave, when I turn off and head to downtown Kent. This is to avoid a steep climb up the hill.
I did create a Google map that shows my route to the general vicinity of where I live, if anyone is curious: https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=207010785048078775141.0004d09ed183c0edefcaf&msa=0
Hope it helps!
Sincerely, Jack Mudge