Moved to Nashville, TN about a year ago. All the people riding here made me remember my standard-issue blue Schwinn ten-speed from junior high. My four-mile (one way) commute to college seems like an aweful waste of gas, and a waste of a good fitness opportunity. This may be the wrong time of year to start commuting, but hey, everything else will seem easy by comparison.
I'm enamored of the simplicity of fixed or single-speed, and I'm searching shops for a good LBS relationship, as I'm actually anti-mechanical, i.e.-stuff breaks worse when I try to repair it.
I'm 30, engaged, and my fiance thinks it'd be a good idea for us to ride together, as she was very active on her bike up until she moved out here too. We were thinking of riding together for a while, then looking at a tandem in a year or so.
So the ride wil be commuting, with an eye toward eventual light/weekend credit-card touring. She's an experienced camper. I'm, uh, not.