Trying to "retire" in 4 years. (which means work from home)...so until then. It is 15K/year of commuting. Which most likely will go up with the impending road construction. Do have a great alternative route that takes me on the back roads, but it adds 30 miles to my existing 30 mile commute. Find myself taking it a lot even recently...since I don't want to deal with the arsejackery on the interstate. Much rather smell the cow manure from the dairy farms on the country route.Advantage: city. Mine sees maybe 20% commuting and utility use now since I walk and can use my bike for cargo short of building materials. It's mostly used for going fun places and doing things. It sees plenty of pavement getting there but that's only because the reality of most roads, even secondary and back roads, are paved. I'm seriously considering going to a *more* aggressive tire next time not so much that I'm not happy with KO2 but that I want 255/85R16 so KM2, Coopers or something else is up next.
Even with my trip today. I am not going to park too far off the main road. And just use the bike to get back into the good stuff. Tossed on my chainsaw rack and Giant Loop yesterday. Put the bag on to get some weight off my back this go around. Carrying the extra fuel, oil, chain and tools in my back pack is getting a little old. My recently healed broken collar bone isn't quite up to the task just yet.
Going back to the same area I was in the Spring...guessing it is going to have deadfall on it.