Two bikes in the stable, a road and a utility bike, and I thought this was a good thing when I bought my road bike a few months back. It is, in that I've taken it for longer rides and really enjoy it.
But...I've lost my mojo when it comes to deciding which bike to take. I'm as conflicted as I was during the last election, when I wondered if my basic principals changed with my vote.
I figured I'd ride my new Giant Rapid 1 bike to work once or twice a week, which I have. The road bike gets me there five to ten minutes faster, and that allows me to take the longer route, which is preferred. Plus, it's more sporty to ride.
I don't ride it when there's a significant chance of rain, since it doesn't have fenders. Even on the dry days, though, I've got to use a pant leg strap and I've got to wear my bike shoes. I don't have a kickstand, so i've got to be careful where I leave it. Truthfully, it's been dry here and I could ride it most days, although I haven't.
The issue is that I sometimes need to ride to the other side of the lab for meetings during the day, which is a half to 3/4's mile ride. It's not good to be stuck with the road bike for that, although I'm tempted to make it work for me. I could do it, even with the shoes. I could lock it to a street sign to make it stand up.
But, the bottom line is I prefer the simplicity of the Breezer and I haven't really found a solution yet.