Bike commuting affords many beautiful vista's, such as the misty river view along the trail home. last post we had polar weather, this post we have spring weather (crazy xtremes in oklahoma).
Bike commuting also naturaly leads to the side hobby of bike maintenancing, and the fun of bike hacking.
What has helped me the most to learn about bikes are the various bicycle web sites out there( sheldon brown, bikehacks, rootsradical, YOUTUBE etc. etc.) also many thanks for the good help from local bike shops.
check out my rubbermaid centerstand bike hack.