So, I've been riding out to the turn-off onto Hwy 43 North from Hwy 2 in the mornings. The mileage, according to gmap-pedometer, is 31.6 miles. That's measuring from the intersection of my street and 'A' ST round-trip. Takes mesomewhere between about an hour and half to an hour and 45 depending on the wind.
It's great watching the sunrise and seeing the mist/haze settled over the hills. So long as I get out early, like by 5:30 am, the traffic isn't too onerous. Every once in a while, I see the signs of 'roadie.' You know, banana peels.