It looks like next year I'll be working in Stony Brook and my wife will be in Manhattan, so we'll probably live in Queens and I'll have to take the train most days (this should only be for a year or two, at least). My hours at work are pretty flexible, and I'm thinking I might try to do the commute by bike once a week to get a bit of exercise (maybe out one day, back the next).
I'd probably be leaving somewhere around Jamaica heading east at around 6:30 or 7 am on a weekday, and then returning from Stony Brook leaving at about 4 pm. Is there any decent way to do this on a bike? I don't mind a few extra miles (up to 60 each way, say), if it's a nicer ride. (And if I get lazy, would I have any trouble getting a bike on the LIRR at those times?)