I may be in the minority here, but I've never commuted on a bike and never will. Of all the many accidents I've seen and/or heard of, way too many are while commuting. Way too many cars, way too many intersections. Sport touring for me is about the open road, not bumper to bumper rush hour traffic. What's fun about the busy freeway at 7:45 AM on a work day? I guess it would be different if it would was actually fun, but I'd way rather sit in my comfortable cage while navigating the nut house in to work and back, and save my 9 lives for the delicious mountain roads around here sans traffic.