I just wanted to share that today is my first day of bike commuting. What a great feeling!! My commute is 9.5 miles on 2-lane farm roads North of Austin, TX with moderate traffic. Cars were pretty tolerable of me this morning so that was nice. 41F just before sunrise and it felt great!
I'm still working on getting my rear rack set up so I stuffed everything in a backpack and hit the road. I'm also still getting up-to-speed on other commuter things but I've got a rear blinkie, a headlamp (mostly so others can see me - doesn't do too well for me seeing the road), MP3 player with one earbud (mini speakers are on the way), and that rear rack which I haven't quite set up set.
I don't plan to bike commute every day but I do want to do it a few days a week. I appreciate everyone's knowledge and insight that I have been reading/studying in preparation to begin my bike commuting adventures. Y'all ride safe!