about commuting to work is riding past all the cars lined up at the gate (I am in the military) at the small base where I work. There is a hill just past the gate, and spinning up it on my way to PT formation is a great warm up, and makes the guys driving past me think I am crazy for actually "exercising" before PT! Couple that with the 20 minutes of peace and quiet en-route, and the single speed effect ("Hey, you know you dont have any gears!?") and every day is a good day. If only I could ride and play every day...