Greetings from the 'burbs of Washington, D.C. I work for one of those infamous D.C. agencies that end in a vowel and live outside of the district. It is just too crowded, expensive, and not conducive to cycling.
I have two bikes, a Lemond Zurich I just purchased and a Specialized Crosswind I "borrowed" from my wife. She bought it a few years ago for herself, rode it about twice, and it sat in the garage for two years until I decided to give it try. I did, I loved it, and decided to get myself a real bike and got the Zurich.