Aloha! I did my first commute this morning... the ride was great - even with a drizzle!
But, man I am drained.
See, Mon-Thu I have to exercise in the fitness enhancement program at work (because I'm fat).
Sooooo... I bike in 3 miles, then warmup for 5 minutes, then 20 minutes of calisthenics (pushups/crunches/jumping jacks/etc), then a 2 mile run. Then I bike the last half mile to my office.
The drizzle kept me cool this morning. I can see that I'm going to be hot on most humid sunny days, though.
For getting my gear in, I carefully rolled up my uniform and put it in a back pack.
I carried my shoes and lunch on my rack in a collapsible nylon cooler bungeed to the rack.\
Worked out ok. I had a dream last night about making a tooled leather trunk and saddlebags... though I haven't done any leatherwork in 8 years.
Anyway, like I said - this was a boring post.
I love the Specialized Sirrus! (except my hands went numb... gotta figure that one out)