I did my first 13 miles last Saturday after about 10 years of no riding, and man did it feel great!
I've been riding ever since I was a kid, but have been out of it for a while due to career, growing family, etc. I hope to get to the point where I can commute to work everyday, since it's about 13 miles round trip. My employer is bike-friendly, so that should work out well. I don't think I could ever be 100% car free, but I want to be car-light. Plus, I like the idea of the workout being the commute, putting that time to good use. Thanks for all of your tips and motivation.