Hello, newbie commuter....34 y/o female in indianapolis.
Riding a simple Trek 50 and a Specialized hardrock blue MTB. Looking for a vintage cruiser or Schwinn.
New to bike commuting, since May 2007. Still figuring out bike equipment, clothing, etc, but I'm getting there! 6-10 mile round trip from work to home.
Breathless, literally, due to a nasty pulmonary disease called pulmunary sarcoidosis, so bike riding/commuting is my pulmonary rehabilitation. I really "suck wind" in the cold, but cold weather riding is not that bad.
My coworkers think I'm nuts, my spouse is supportive, and my pulmonologist tells me to keep on riding.
I've lost weight, gained muscle and increased lung capacity, and plan to maybe do a century (RAIN 2008) later on in July.