I just found this forum while researching "commuter bikes". Looked like an interesting collection so here I am.
Anyway, I've been riding since the early 1970's when my father gave me a Motobecane Nomade exactly like his. We rode them everywhere until my dad got a deal on a custom Columbus tubed frame and shaved about 5 lbs off his bike. I couldn't keep up anymore so he bought me a second had Raleigh International. I've been hooked on cycling since our first ride together.
I mostly ride a Serotta Ti, but also ride a Lightspeed tandem with my wife that's really a joy. My wife has developed a love of cycling too which is really great to see.
Recently rode the Bicycle Tour of Colorado. Beautiful ride. Would recommend it to anyone who's interested in a large attendence tour in the Colorado mountains. This year's specific route has been on my list of rides to do for many years and didn't disappoint.