Hello all. Ron here with a little FYI. I have always been in to bicycling but never serious until about 8 years ago. My loving wife of 25 years was concerned with the pain I was haveing and scheduled me a wonderful stress test. My options from Doc were to get my act together or take a daily pill for the rest of my life. I chose the first option. We went on a stricter eating pland and I started riding more. Later after the second stress test (as if one wasn't bad enough) and clean bill of health from Doc, I was convenced that comutting was a way to extend my time here with my wife and kids.
My wife and I now live in Naples, FL where I work for a local bicycle shop. We have 3 stores and I commute to them, depending on which store I work at my commutes vary from (round trip) 16 to 60 miles a day. I try to talk everyone I meet into commutting. Funny the biggest excuse I hear is "there's no shower at work". I know some people have jobs that they have to dress up for but some of us are lucky enough not to have to worry about the fancy duds.
Well I have rambled on long enough. You will have to overlook the mistakes, I have never been one to visit forums little alone participate but I like to talk with other like minded folks.