I'm 34 y.o., work at a little indie bookstore, and live with my partner of 10 years. I was all set to get a new bike when he took my 15 y.o. Raleigh moutain bike (which I don't do much of these days) and had it totally rebuilt for commuting. The result: I use my bike more than ever. Western Mass. is a rather "liberal" area nestled in the hills and valleys and tons of people are bike commuters which makes for a totally cool community. I'm so psyched to have found this forum!