I commute year round here in Vancouver, Canada (15 miles total for the daily round trip) and have been doing so for coming on 5 years. I started doing it for health, environment and cost reasons (parking at my work is $1000/year).
Biking is my and my spouse's main in city transportation. We do have a car, but only use it when we absolutely have to. He works from home, so on nicer days (he's not as hardy as me!) he'll ride out to meet me at my work and we'll ride home. There is a Costco near my work, and we often stop there and fill our panniers to the brim before coming home. We've been doing it for a while now, so the strange looks are only from the customers, not the staff, who have become used to seeing us.
Happy to be interviewed - I can be reached through sparkmail.
Edited by: RESIPSA99 at: 1/27/2011 (14:49)
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