I have a bike frustration question... I rode bike to work today, and I was in shock at how little cars pay attention to bikes. I had to ride on the sidewalk (only on one side of the street) because there is no bike path, bike lane, or a shoulder on the 45 mph posted limit road. I have helmet, but I only wear it when I know I can take a shower afterwards, because it tends to get warm. It is vented and all, but it still gets hot, and well, in a shirt and tie, that is not such a good thing.
What to do you do to provide for safety for your self, yet still be able to maintain a professional business appearance when you ride your bike to work? Further more, what infrastructure does your community have to bicycle commuters?