I should have my bike all set up for commuting this week. I have spent a great deal of time preparing for how I was going to do this. I am in the unique position of being the Operation manager at my facility in New England. What I wanted to do was eliminate anything that I normally take with me to work, Laptop,camera,lunch, etcetera. I have moved all my work to my terminal server and scan all my documents I use at home to my Email so I can print them, This eliminates my need to keep my laptop with me. I have stocked my lunchroom with food and keep my work cloths in my office. I have also rearranged my personal to give me the available hours I want to commute in. I should be able to commute without the need to load my bike up anything other than the basics. I will be on the road at 5:30 am in and 5:30 PM home. the commute is 11 miles each way to the park and ride where I will leave my pickup. I plan to evolve into the 17 mile ride each way in the future.