I got my bike Friday. WOO HOO!!! Pics soon -- I don't want to post anything until I get just the right ones. Shes' a Sparta Stilio, (better photo here) . I think I'm going to call her "Harriet," as in My Chariot.
Seven speeds, front and rear shocks, headlamp (required), back light (required), and a bell (required - but fun!). And in Zwolle I picked up a set of soft-sided panniers for trekking stuff to work and home from the store.
Anyway, on my ride into work today I was debating with myself whether it's better to go to work in the morning on a bike through the Dutch countryside or on a San Francisco cable car into the Financial District.
And yes, I realized how completely spoiled I've been by my "commutes." They both have their drawbacks, namely manure and tourists respectively, but they both beat the heck out of an hour-long drive to Detroit!