I got a road bike a few weeks ago – a really nice, custom bike – that I want to use to ride back and forth to work. I did my first trip yesterday, Sunday, as a test of what it will be like. I trip is 12 miles round trip and I managed to do each leg in about 35 minutes. Not bad! I learned I need to get the bike adjusted because the gears slip quite a bit when I’m riding and that tended to make the journey a bit more difficult than it needed to be.