Drove to Mesa both Tuesday and Wednesday while my rear wheel was being straightened after Monday night’s fiasco. Rode the bike yesterday and took the bus home. I planned better this time and was able to catch the earlier run which got me to Metro Center before nightfall, but I had my clear lenses and headlight just in case. Today I rode both directions and made much better time on the way home. I had also picked up a pair of Shimano shoes a few days ago and they’ve helped my feet quite a bit, but I’m still using clips — although they have a place to mount them, the shoes don’t have cleats — and I’ve found that my toes are now getting pinched in them. I see a set of clipless pedals in my semi-near future.