Lately there have been a rash of "I got hit!" posts, which is terrible. But there have been other posts too that are all negative. This is also the time of year when there are many newbies lurking- lets share with them our BEST commuting stories. Lets share the ones that made all the effort, all the troubles, and all the headwinds worth it.
When I have more time, I'll post mine.
Edited to say "I got Hit!" not just "I got it!" which makes no sense.
My most memorable commutes were those late at night/early morning during the Fall/Winter of 2005. One night while rididng near the river here in Reno, I was passed overhead by a very large grey owl. I had not seen one before, and so that was a special treat. I also *love* birds. I also have enjoyed some of the odd looks I've got. My favorite stare downs are the little kids between about 4 and 9 years old. They will stare at me at stoplights and wonder what an *adult* is doing on a bicycle in full gear. I always look them straight in the eye and wink or smile at them. I remember my amazement at such things as a child, and a bit of acknoledgement to the kids makes them feel noticed.