I want to start commuting to college by bicycle, but I have a few questions. I recently purchased a surly Long haul trucker for touring and commuting and I would love it not to have it stolen or damaged.
When you arrive at class, where do you put your bike and how do you protect it?
Also, how do you carry your books? panniers?
It's going to be a 25 mile commute, so that's 50 miles both ways, which would be great if 20 of those miles weren't a giant hill.
If any school commuters could give me any tips, it would be greatly appreciated.