I just lost an argument with a car, and my bike is dead. (I'm fine, only minor scrapes and aches. There are details in this thread for the curious.) It's time for a new bike.
My commute is mostly by train these days, shaking it up with commuting the full 40 mile RT around once a week. Folding bike/train commute soon a well.
I'm planning to replace my MTB with a touring bike along the lines of a Surly LHT or a Trek 520. Anyone have experience commuting on a touring bike?