Been visiting this forum for a while, then I decided I should join since I read it so much - great stuff! I'm a teacher from the Gulf coast of Florida and I commute to school every day. My commute is only about 11 miles total each day and I started last school year after Spring Break (Mar. '12). It's great to ride in Florida, except when it rains on the way to school. I don't mind on the way home. Anyway... thanks for reading and please read my blog, there's an entry from when I started riding to school.