I live in the Appalachian Mountains and my commute is about 14 miles each way (28 RT) I must go over a mountain to get there. It's not really practical to commute but I do enjoy it.
Anyway my route is nothing but four lane traffic. Cars, trucks, and 18 wheel coal trucks going between 55-75mph. I do have a 4' - 4.5' shoulder pretty much all the way there though that I stay on the far side of.
What do you consider this commute? I don't get to do it often at most twice a week. Once a week is more like it and sometimes less than that.
Anyway here is a picture from the very route that I go on for you to have a visual:
What do you think? Part of this the route 76 bicycle route.
Would you commute like this? Why or why not?