As predicted, Route 14 was flat and fast. While some of the enjoyment that comes with those characteristics is simply aesthetic or emotional, their presence makes the process of moving completely across town simple, navigable, and repeatable, all of which are important when discussing mass transit.
Best non-downtown spot for a drink along the way: It's hard to beat pizza and a beer at Pacific Ave Pizza. Unless you're downing margaritas on El Que's patio.
: Route 10: North Madison > South Maple.