So I am very new to cycling in general but about 2 years ago I bought a road bike so I could get into shape, but I have not been actively biking. I have had probably 15 rides of around 10-40 miles each.
Anyways, I would like to start using this bike to cycle to school. I will be riding with a messenger bag and that is probably it.
I don't know what tools I need to buy or anything. But I plan to learn how to do this all before Jan 17th when college starts back up.
I am curious since this bike is meant for racing if it can also be used for commuting? Will having a pack with the extremely aggressive handle bar position be a problem? The commute to school will be around 15 miles each way.
I will atatch a photo but whenever I go to a bike shop to buy something and get advice they assume I cycle a lot due to the nice bike but when I ask questions like, how do you change a tire they don't seem to be very helpful thinking I am joking...but I am not.
Here is a picture of the bike. How can I start making this into a commuter?