I have cycled off-and-on for years... then got into road bikes after moving to Austin in 99. With traveling because of work I kinda stopped riding much for a while until a bit of a year ago (2006ish) I started getting back into riding... Now I am commuting to work daily (8.5+ miles 1-way). Health has improved and I am much happier (staying out of cars reduces stress!).
Hope to see ya on the road.