As I live in Montpelier, VA, 33 miles northwest of Richmond, 15 miles west of Ashland, doing bicycling and nothing else is obviously not practical. I'm not really that enthused about spending 1-1/2 to 2 hours each way commuting five days a week.
Figured out a pretty fair compromise: Picked up a Qingqi 150cc scooter, which handles the commuting duties Tuesday thru Friday. Does 50mph easily, I'm still in break-in mode so I'm not pushing the engine to see what the top speed is. I'm assuming 55-60. Last fill-up was slightly over 76mpg. Only downside so far is that the tank is only one gallon, which means a gas stop every day and a half.
Saturdays, I only work until 1500, so I grab one of my touring bikes and cycle to work. By the time I get home I've done the same amount of roadwork that I'd usually turn out on a Saturday afternoon AFTER work, and it's only 1630-1700, so I've got the early evening free.
Bad weather, still got the pickup truck. Cold weather but dry roads and weather, there's two motorcycles, both set up for heated electric gear (I doubt the Qingqi's charging system would handle it).