I've been bicycling to work "for serious" for nearly a year now. The difference in my health and outlook has been pretty dramatic. It's also been highly educational. There is nothing like traffic to motivate one to study safe habits and practice them religiously. As I've had questions about this or that, somehow, Google keeps bringing me back to Bike Forums, and so I figured it was time to join.
I live in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and commute 4.5 miles one way to Southfield. The route is pretty quiet for Southeast Michigan. As I've gotten comfortable, I've found reasons to love my hybrid and a few limitations. Wind is trouble. So, while I love my Truck Bike (Giant Cypress DX with a few accessories), I figured it was time for a weekend sports bike. Oddly, my wife agreed (buying used and comparing the prices to new might have had something to do with it). So, now I'm the proud owner of Schwinn Paramount Series 5. It is one sweet ride, if a bit scary. So, more to learn.