Photos not included. See The Dunce or The Thief for their photo commutes.
This covers the question "Which route is best for me to get to work?"
Google maps suggests a straight shot down 38 to 32 to Allisonville Road, but I personally wish to avoid the hustle and bustle of downtown Noblesville, and have sought the best OTHER route.
Choice 1 (my current favorite):
This involves going north-northwest out of my driveway to Little Chicago Road, then straight south through the construction on LCR onto the newly aligned Hazel Dell Parkway (a.k.a. Hazel Del Ha Ha for reasons that just can't be detailed) all the way to 146th Street, then across to Allisonville and down to Conner Prairie.
Stops include 1: Buttonwood at LCR (sign); 2: LCR at 38 (light); 3: LCR/HDP at 32 (light); 4: HDP at 146th (light); 5: 146th at Allisonville (light)
Time is approximately 15 1/2 minutes. Distance, thanks to the Google Map Pedometer, is 10.36 miles. By 2 miles the longest distance, but with the fewest impediments like stoplights and other cars.
This selection enjoys the sights and sounds of downtown Noblesville. I take Buttonwood South-southeast to 38, then take 38 to where it joins with 32, cross the river, then turn south on Eighth Street, thus bypassing the hubbub of downtown. Carbon Street cuts over to 10th (Allisonville), which I then take south to Conner Prairie.
Stops: 1: South Harbour Drive at 38 (light, very long); 2: 38 at Logan Street (light); 3: 38 at 32 (light); 4: 38/32 at 19 (light); 5: 38/32 at Eighth (light;) 6: Carbon at 10th (sign); 7: Allisonville at 146th (light)
Hasn't been timed. 8.33 miles
Choice 3 (has been a Wednesday night favorite because it passes Long John Silver's):
Start the same as Choice 2, heading south-southeast on Buttonwood to 38. Turn south at River Road, cross 32 (stop at LJS). Continue south on River Road, slowly winding through curves at the quarries, to 146th Street. Take 146th Street to Allisonville Road, and Allisonville to Conner Prairie.
Stops: 1: SHB at 38 (long light); 2: River Road at 32 (light); 3: Drive through at Long John Silver's (usually long, though last week amazingly quick); 4: River Road at 146th (light); 5: 146th and Allisonville (light)
Time: 17 minutes Distance: 8.6 miles
Oddly enough, the typical reverse route is choice 2, through town. Don't ask why; I don't know.
The Wednesday night reverse route, however, skips the Carbon Street turn and takes 10th Street to downtown, past 32/38, stops alongside the street by Ericka's apartment for her to get out, then on to Logan Street to 38 (adding stops at several streets downtown and along Logan, but with the added benefit of Ericka not having to sleep at the Prairie on Wednesday nights).
Someday perhaps some photos will be included on this site especially for those who know Hazel Del Ha Ha and River Road "back when".