I have been commuting for about month now. I got fed up with the pedestrians getting in my way on the sidewalk or pretending like they don't see me coming in their direction. I have been nervous about riding in the far right lane, but saw a guy slowing pedaling away on the road during my morning commute. The cars didn't seem bothered, so I decided to try my commute on the road on my way home. It was awesome, but a little scary. How do you deal with the anxiety of cars/buses coming within feet of your bike? Also, when going up hills at a fast speed (15-20 mph) do you drop to your inner chain? I'm excited and willing to try it again. I have a cyclocross bike with cyclocross tires. Am going to need a different tire if I plan to do this regularly? It cut down my commute by an additional 15-20 minutes. Thanks for any other road tips you may have too!