I used to ride a lot, being the best way to get around a rural farming community before I got my driver's license. After getting out of the Army in the 80's (when I was still in shape) I moved to Chicago; yes, quite the opposite of the farm. I rode a lot there for fun and recreation. The last twenty years or so, moving to the suburbs saw me busy starting a family, activities always going on and more. So - fast forwarding to this year, I've got out my 1990 Schwinn World Sport, taken it to the shop to get new tires, tubes, rear derailleur, and more. I've also gotten a rear rack and bag to mount on it and plan on commuting to work. It's only 14 miles each way on a semi-safe route, and I think I'll even get back into shape. After seeing how it goes for a year, I might buy a newer and lighter bike made for commuting. I look forward to seeing all the tips and tricks I'm sure to learn here!