Originally Posted by tazswing
So basically at this point I am going to put some money into a road bike and park the wagon Mon-Fri. Now I have to be disciplined to not spend the money I save on springs, struts and an 18G.
Also, one doesn't have to go full-tilt bike commuter all at once. Even riding one day per week to get used to it is a good start.
Some folks do the car-bike shuffle:
Monday - drive to work with bike on rack/ride home
Tuesday - ride bike to work/drive home with bike on rack
Wednesday - drive to work with bike on rack/ride home
Thursday - ride bike to work/drive home with bike on rack
Friday - drive both ways or ride both ways
Personally I'd feel uneasy leaving my car at work, but you get the idea.