After a 17 year stretch in Newfoundland Im moving to Ottawa. I have some questions about commuting. How is the attitude toward bikers there? How hilly is the area? Will I wear out my granny gears? I'm trying to compare to St John's. The saying here is "If your not biking up hill your coasting down hill. When does the snow show up...and stay? When does it leave? How much rain do you have in the winter? Right now the snow shows up in St John's around late december and is gone off biking trails mid June. Sides of the roads are clear around mid may. Thats if there is no....snow? I don't but away my "salt" bike till the end of june.