I'm a very new cyclist and a brand new bike commuter giving it a try. I'm going to ride my bike to work as many times as I can throughout this summer. I'm going to update this thread from time to time with milestones, things I learn, things I see, and my general impressions and revelations of commuting on a bike.
My commute is 34 miles round trip, I'm riding a used Trek 7.1FX, and I'm in pretty bad shape at 6 foot and 255 pounds. So far I've ridden to work twice, Wednesday and Sunday of last week.
Here I am.
Objective in sight! (I'm a mechanic at an amusement park and two of our rides are visible in this picture)
Secure bike parking.