So I've been commuting for almost two years now. I really like it. It's fun, faster, and saves me gas. Also, it keeps me in shape during the winter (along with mountain biking). None of my regular commutes are longer than 5 miles and usually have less than 125 feet in total elevation gain spread out through the entire commute.
In the fall, I'm moving to a new apartment that's on top of a hill. It's much better than the one I'm currently in. The only problem is that its on a hill. The road leading up is a third of a mile long with 175 feet in elevation gain. 10% average grade.
It'll be interesting this fall. I thought about parking the car somewhere, so I can drive up it, but there's nowhere to park.
Anyone else have any steep hills in their commute? Maybe I'm making it a bigger deal than it should be. I'm sure there's many other people that do harder sections on their commute.