Combining the bus & bike for commuting is a revelation as suddenly you have greater flexibility and expanded options for getting from A to B. It it easier to transfer between different bus routes, faster for you to get to a bus line that requires a bit of a walk to reach, and allows you to jump on your bike when your bus is snarled in stopped traffic.

For the uninitiated, one of the most daunting aspects of taking the bike on the bus literally is getting the bike on the bus. The huge front rack  may seem like an unwieldy contraption. Yet it is surprisingly easy to use. Curious about how the bus bike rack works? Check out the step-by-step instructions: http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/bikes/images/09-1305_msc_bike_loading.pdf

Do you bus & bike? Favorite moments? Pet peeves? Advice for your fellow commuters? Share in the Comments section.