Looks like a great wealth of information here.
I'm a native NY'er, moved here w/ my wife ~2 years ago. I'm looking to start commuting for two reasons- trying to fit some exercise in my busy schedule (one year old at home, another on the way in 3 months ) and cut back on these crazy gas prices.
I'm a PA, and two of the surgeons I work with ride (and recommend) Redline....but I'm still learning/doing my homework. Haven't owned a bike since college (Iron Horse mountain bike).
Looking forward to starting the commute!