Today is my 257th day of commuting to work on the bike. I missed two days in the past 16 months -- once when I had to pick up a large object at lunch, and once when I was injured. As part of our county's RideShare program, I get $2 / day for not driving. This means that, as of this month, the bike is completely paid for with RideShare money! On top of the financial benefits -- which far exceed the $2 / day -- I'm healthier, my blood pressure is lower and I'm more relaxed than ever. I've got to tip my hat to BikeForums for a good chunk of the inspiration.
Of course, you've also inspired me to accessorize, for which my wife doesn't thank you -- the Brooks saddle, new wheels, new tires, packs, pedals and shoes. What's next, a second bike? Oh wait, that's in the works too.... Better keep riding!