I've wanted a road bike for awhile and hinted around to a few people . Ended up getting some gift certificates to a bike shop and getting a used bike and a new helmet. I have tons of questions. I probably haven't ridden a bike since I was 15. - Etiquette: I assume this is pretty simple. Hand signals, stay right if you're slow, follow traffic laws. - Equipment: I have a water bottle and the holder for it already mounted on the bike. I know I'm going to need one of those small bags that goes on the bike that has tire repair stuff. What exactly do I need? I'm guessing some sort of tire repair compound, an air pump, and maybe a spare tire folded up? Anything else? - Other than the veloway, are there any places that you guys would recommend to go for a "beginner"? I'm in good shape cardio wise, I'm not worried about tough or hilly terrain. I'm more worried about getting my bike legs under me and "learning how to ride again" preferably on lesser used/slower roads at first, before I hit the more heavily trafficked areas like 360 and whatnot. My ultimate goal is to bike 10 miles to and from work every day (straight shot up 360 from Travis Country), but I'm not going to do that until I'm a little more experienced. - Does anyone ride with an iPod? I'm assuming this is really a stupid question and incredibly unsafe, but I've been wrong plenty before. Maybe one earbud in so you can still hear around you? Any other advice for a beginner would be appreciated. Like I said, I can handle hilly terrain, but I want to really get a feel for a bike and maneuvering around safely before I hit the more trafficked areas that could be dangerous for a newbie. Any equipment suggestions, good places to go ride, or general tips would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.