After years of cycle commuting, I became the parent who dropped the kids off at school. Three years and 25 pounds later, I made the switch to recreational riding. I've been riding with the Sacramento BikeHikers since May '08 and commuting when I can. I've found particularly some of the advice on the commuter and electronics forums very helpful for the frugally minded commuter type. Hoping to be ready for my first ever Double Century this year. We'll see.