Cairin, Loved your article. I have cycle commuting since Ride2Work Day 2010. I love it, the scenery, the fresh air, I can even get to the city faster than the bus! Agree with all your points. My black high heels live under my desk to avoid carrying shoes every day. I never go wtihout my little raincoat that folds into a tiny package. It has saved me many times from an unexpected shower. Yes, BoM's radar is my best friend! I do have proper wet weather gear when I know rain is forecast (like today!). Great articles and yes, I'm in a positive frame of mind to start the day!