I haven't been in this sub-forum much lately, mainly because I haven't been commuting. Something happened a few months ago and my back went out of whack. I've been off the bike for 6 weeks now and in Physical Therapy. In my time off, I've been doing physical therapy twice a week, and even saw a fit expert to make some mods to the commuter.
I finally got all the parts and have the bike fixed up (worked it over weekend). I took a few short rides over the weekend and all seemed well. I still can't do long rides yet, as I can DEFINITELY feel the pain after a few minutes of riding, but its slight enough I can pick my short (3.5 miles each way) commute up again.
FINALLY able to ride to work for the first time in over 6 weeks today. That makes me feel much better, even though my back does hurt a little.