I'm a new rider. Pretty much the only time I have to ride is after work before the wife gets off work, and before we have to pick up our little girl from day care.
Due to daylight hours, I was considering taking my bike to work, riding afterwards, then coming home.
So my question is this, should I be concerned about my bike sitting outside for 9 hours in the sun/rain/etc? Are there any preventative things I should do that will help my parts last longer?
Last question, should I cover my handlebars to help preserve the bar phat? (btw, i'm refering to my road bike)
Thanks in advance for the feedback...