I actually really enjoyed being back on the trail. I had forgotten how quite and rather peaceful it is. And I found I actually ride slower. On Mill St. you kind of hustle between lights and stop signs. And yes, the "flow" (or lack there of) of traffic is agitating even on a bike. Although there is the rather fun part of biking along a row of 50 cars in an empty bike lane and queuing up right at the light.
The other thing I noticed on the ride is just how low the Truckee river is.
Anyway, that's the morning commute report. So get out there and find some fun on your morning ride!