Right now, I’ve been riding my Trek Soho S mostly (for commute and recreation). It’s single-speed freewheel and has flip-flop option to ride fixed, but I’m not that hardcore (I like to coast LOL). I also have a Marin Belvedere that came with fenders and I added a rack for when I wanna use panniers. I use it for rainy days but still prefer the Trek Soho because it’s so much lighter. I’ve found I still prefer to ride with a backpack (Adidas Ren with Cateye TL LD-1100) vs panniers because I like to be able to move the bike around easier.
I usually ride to the Transit Center which is about 6 miles away, and then I catch a vanpool (which I coordinate). My favorite commute is when I telecommute, which is now 2-3 days a week :) —Karen