I do have three bikes already. One is an old mountain bike. I only use it when I want to attach a doggie trailer to it and bring the pups around town or around a campground.
I just bought a hybrid and a another mountain bike. Once it cools down I plan on commuting to work on the hybrid. I did it a few times last year with the old bike and can't wait to do it with my new bike.
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The bikes are your ticket to better health. Especially since you have a destination everyday. If you are at all interested in 'where your money goes', the incentive will be there in your gas bill,,, or lack thereof.
Once you get used to the exercise a bit, you can use it for CG transport, another plus. Bringing your exercise program with you is yet another.
Here in Colo. some of the Lottery funds go to building bike/hike paths, so here in Denver at least, we have a network of concrete paths that are really good. Smooth and dedicated to bike/hike users, so lots less to worry about when riding. Like Motorcycles, bikes are the big losers when arguing with cars! I now appreciate the investment in the separate paths, where previously I just wished more people would use them, because they seemed like a waste of money.
I have back problems and assorted joint issues, so I went with a full suspension MTB to absorb the bumps. I also leave the air pressure down a bit to add to the shock absorption. LOL My MTB now has smoother tires on it since it seldom sees dirt trails,,, yet. They just have a row of lugs on each side for cornering in the loose stuff. I just put them on, but so far they seem to be a success. Less noise, and less rolling resistance. Air shocks front and rear, are a pleasure to ride, as well.