My wife and I decided to take the plunge...got a couple of KHS Flite 220 entry-level road bikes to start commuting. We used to be car-free, while living in Japan...our modes of transport were our folding bikes and the trains. Since returning to North America, we've missed being on bikes...it feels good to leave the car at home.
These are our first road bikes. Our inaugural ride, yesterday, was a test-ride of her 65km (round trip) commute. We didn't push too hard, but it felt great, and we're surprisingly fresh today! It's raining like crazy today, so we'll wait to test-run my commute (50km round trip) another day...but I can hardly wait!