First off thanks to all the guys who helped me with my bike decision,I ended up with the Muirwoods 29er and I'm happy.
My commute is just 5 miles each way and I almost wish it was a little longer.Its a bit of a workout for me at this point(getting in shape is a motivating factor), but I know ill get stronger pretty quick and it will be easy.Most of my commute is straight down the Ironhorse trail(bike path), so its cool to see other commuters and joggers etc.,and exchange good morns. It was,however, kinda embarrassing when a guy on a road bike in cycle gear flew by me like I was standing still.Made me feel fat and old
Anyway,I'm hooked. Its a great way to start the day.