Hi there. It looks like the polite thing to do is introduce yourself here.
I started commuting by bike a couple of months ago, and I think it's been changing my life (covered nearly 500 mis and lost about 15lbs over that period). Since then I just started making every trip I could by bike. I've been lurking here almost the whole time and I've learned so much about so many things--I can't imagine where I'd be if I hadn't been reading these forums. So I guess it was time I finally started being able to post too... this seems like a really cool place.