I've been commuting for a couple months now, and have never seen somebody else on a bike. Lonely, lonely rides, with only the slow cars to keep me company. Not the most fun.
Yesterday, on the way home from work, I finally saw another person. He was coming from downtown Hartford, and got out late. Hence why I'd never seen him before. Rode a Cannondale CX bike with a flat-bar setup, and a backpack.
We rode together for a few miles, and discussed biking and stuff. I found out that he managed to go all winter without driving last year. Learned about using knobbies, and other fun stuff. Also managed to keep myself at a much more relaxed pace. Found out we both rode similar stuff offroad too.
I might see him again, and might not. But it was nice to know that there was somebody else who is actually doing this, and has done it successfully. In real life, not just you imaginary internet people. I hope you all get that kind of a ride some day.