Hello from Portland, OR!
I think this is one of the best places to bike, esp. commute, in the nation!
I've been biking as a primary mode of transportation for years, in a horrible place in southern Missouri. I've moved here and been *amazed* at the bike culture here. I am one of many, many commuters, instead of a lonely target on a busy street. It's nice to say the least.
Thank you all for being part of the online biking community. There's been alot to read here, and it's been enjoyable lurking for a minute.
Ride for life!
I'm jealous and in SE Missouri... Know EXACTLY what you mean about riding here...