I ride my mountain bike everywhere including the 14 mile round trip to work. It is my only means of transport rain snow sub zero cold i ride in it all. i do it out of choice. i could get a vehicle but dont feel the need to i can do everything i need on my bike plus it keeps me in shape and healthy. It keeps my health insurance costs down not to mention alot cheaper to mantain then a vehicle and what i save in gas WOW.