I've lurked for a little bit and posted a couple of times, but here is my official introduction. I've just recently started commuting to work daily. I started on a Target special and quickly "upgraded" to a Trek 950 mtn bike. If the difference is that pronounced between a 20 year old quality bike and a brand new box store bike...I can't WAIT until I buy a newer model quality bike!
I commute about 7 miles one-way. I went a couple of weeks going just 2-3 days a week, but today will be the start of the second week where I will be commuting 5x a week and I am enjoying it. We have a gym/shower facility here at work so it is not much of an inconvenience to get a little sweaty in the morning, especially considering I am getting in a decent workout and saving myself some gas money at the same time!
I have definitely caught the bug and am already looking for more bikes and add-ons to the commuter. So, thanks to everyone for all the useful info and advice I have received lurking in these forums and hope to see you around.
My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Team bike
Welcome to BikeForums. Got pics of your commuting setup?
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. — Arthur Conan Doyle