I am about to start commuting to work. I live in the Washington DC area and can commute the 11 miles or so without more than a mile of being on the road. I did buy a specialized raiboux elite (think that is how it is spelled). I am planning on using my camelback to carry transition clothes from the local health club to my office, where I can put my suit on.
If the weather is really crappy, I can take my mountain bike, so I don't intend on putting on fenders or racks.
I do see a lot of bikes locked to various immovable objects (fences, guiderails, bikerack, etc) in the parking garage, so it will be parked indoors and well lit during the day.
What I need help on is the best way to secure the bike and what I should buy in the way of a lighting set up.