I followed a link here from a general community board I've been using. I realized instantly that this forum was a good place for me to be. I live in San Bruno, CA. 10 miles south of San Francisco.
Been a biker all my life, don't recall a moment I didn't belong on a bike. About 6 weeks ago I decided I've had enough of driving altogether, for the obvious reasons: health, enviroment, oil dependence, etc. I've given up driving whenever possible. Based on monthly averages, I've already shaved 1600 miles off my car!
I'm riding a C-dale Super V500 dualie that I've converted to a commuter. My previous C-dale was a stiffy that I rode for 14 years.
There are some nice routes/trails in this area, but for commuting, it is definitely a challenge. An urban sprawl with few bike lanes, and drivers that do not appreciate cyclists. Heck, even driver-to-driver interaction here is insane. All-you-can-eat-road-rage-buffet. I found though, given all that, being on my bike is a whole lot less stressful than driving with everyone else. My patience has skyrocketted.... I'll get there when I get there. No hurry.
Thats me in a nutshell.