I'm in the 2nd week of bike commuting to work. 6.5 miles to work (get dropped off near trail) and 9.5 miles home. Downhill on the way in & uphill on the way back. Still figuring out how best to transport clothes and lunch without wrinkling and smashing. Also figuring out what to ride in since I have no cycling clothes.
Riding a 1993 Trek Aluminum 1200 (that's what the frame says). Putting things in a rear bag bungeed to rear rack. In the bag are two plastic tubs to prevent smashing things.