A bunch of years ago, I got the crazy idea to ride a bike to work. I hadn't ridden a bike since university days, but it seemed like a novel idea.
Somehow I got a hold of an old used Huffy 'Escape' Three-speed. Quite honestly, it was a very comfortable and reliable machine. At the time, I wasn't looking for speed - just to get back and forth to work 20 miles (total) each day.
Well, the experience got me back on the bike the next day and the day after that and on and on.
Of course, I graduated from the three speed Huffy, but I give credit to the comfort and reliability of that old 1970 Huffy escape. It put me on the road to years of bicycle commuting.