And it went surprisingly well. I never realized how scenic the back roads are compared to the freeway. The highlights were getting to work without much sweat and going downhill for 1.3 miles at approx. 30 MPH . On the way down the bike lane was closed. I took up the whole lane as a precaution (some advise i picked up on this forum).
The worst part was the commute back home up that 1.3 mile hill! I have to admit - I walked half of it. It was a nice day in SoCal... about 77 degrees. I can't imagine how rough it would be in the summer.
I bought my Jamis Nova Sport specifically for commuting. Should I regret not picking up a triple crank bike? Or should I just toughen up and build strength & endurance? If you have any experiences to share that would be helpful.
Thanks in advance!