Well, after lurking for some weeks I figure it's time to register so I can start asking all the required newbie questions.
Well, not quite.
I am a life-long Seattle resident - born here in '62 - and have been bike commuting off and on for many years. My commute now is ~17 mi. one way from West Seattle to Greenlake. I have been a good boy the last couple years and have worked up to 2 or 3 days per week on the bike and for all riding a bit over 100 miles per week.
I currently have three bike; a 3 month old Trek 520 for the road, a 10 month old K2 Launch 4.0 (the double-boinger), and a 4 year old Kona Blast (1/2 boinger).
And so, without further ado, I raise my bottle of local brew and it's off to the rest of the forums!