Hello! I heard about bikeforums from my housemate, eboo, who inspired me to buy a bike (a nice little Trek hybrid). I've lived in NY for 7 years, but am originally from the SF Bay Area. And I've never had a car. I commuted by bike/bus in California--used to ride 100 miles a week. Haven't ridden in years, though, and am looking forward to getting back into it!
And, like eboo, I'm a librarian. And a musician. Librarians RAWK.