What a great discussion group! I am in Long Island, NY - Stony Brook to be exact. Since my work place (Symbol Technologies) is only 7 miles from home, I figured I would try commuting by bike. Tommorow will be my first ride. I bought a specialized Sirrus A1 Sport from Brands in Wantagh. So far its a world of a difference from my 20" Huffy I had back in HS.
Looking forward to a great summer of riding and hoping to get aquainted with some local cyclists too.