Ok, here's the deal. I live about 30 miles from work. I'm getting a Kona Smoke hybrid for a car-bike-bus thing. I'm afraid as the price of gas goes up, so will the number of people doing the same. The buses only have room for two bikes on their racks. So I am wondering if a 'bent could fill the bill of forgoing the car/bus. I hear everyone extolling the comfort, but what about speed vs say, a cyclocross or touring bike? Also, what about year round, all-weather?