Since my road bike doesn't get much use these days I decided to ride it to work today. It always had a rack on it so I just attached the panniers to it and my headlight and off I went. I knocked a full 5 minutes off my commute. I know its not much but instead of riding 13 to 15 mph I was consistently riding 17 and 18 and it felt much easier. Gotta be the weight and gearing. It was really fun and I'm thinking this bike will get a good bit more use this year. The bike in question is a 2006 Raleigh Cadent 2.0 nothing fancy but its always been a real comfy ride. I just started riding the Windsor and didn't bother to change bikes that much. Not earth shattering but I gotta give all my bikes some street time.