Got my 63 cm Raleigh Technium off eBay.
I ride 16 miles each way to work, mostly on a bike path and in a park.
Have done it about 18 days with a POS MTB, and it takes me about an hour plus or minus.
So far, I have ridden without a helmet, lights, or safety gear.
I purchased a cyclo computer and LED rear flashers and headlight, and I have an orange reflector belt. I also got a cheapo 19.00 Schwinn black bikehelmet.
Anything else I need for safety?
Also, what do I need to know about bike etiquette?
Do you ride on the road or sidewalk? Which is safer?
If on the road, do you pass cars in line at a stop sign or light and go to the front, or do you pretend you are a motorcycle and wait in line? Which is more dangerous?
What are the biggest complaints from drivers, and what can I do to be a better biker? What are some no-nos?