So, first decently long ride on the new bike. I'm not sure exactly how long because the cyclecomputer got confuzzled after a bit about things (needed to be moved down the fork, I think) and thought I'd reached 75mph. Somewhere in the 15-20 mile range.
I biked to REI, which involved me biking across several towns, then went to Lee's Comics for Free Comic Book Day, and then found my way to the endpoint of the Stevens Creek Trail, where I biked the entire length of that trail on the way home.
REI was having a sale and I needed basic safety gear and wanted a trunk bag. I got the Cannondale trunk bag, largely because the Topeak bags are all designed to latch into the Topeak rack and my rack's not a Topeak rack. The Performance Bicycle store-brand bags were kinda crappy by comparison. Plus I got inner tube + tire irons + multitool. See, I've never actually had a flat tire, but I also know that it's astonishingly rare for a cyclist to never have a flat, so it's only a matter of time before I get one.
Way I figure it, the trunk bag's going to come in handy in situations like when I want to bring some photo gear along for the ride or when I want to bring a picnic or other such things.
I used to have a Topeak Mountain Morph pump with a built-in gage but that seems to be off the market now, so I had to get a separate pump and gauge. The pump I've got is designed to share a set of braze-in eyelets with the water bottle holder, which is actually pretty slick.