After I started riding to work, which is about a 30 minute ride each way, I found I'd be more alert and relaxed for the day than if I drove my car. Sometimes I just want to pass up my exit and keep going
Been riding evryday as well but only 1 mile one way in a small town with no open roads. Had an encounter with a sportbike/a**hole the other day in the morning, he thought it was necessary to get next to me in the lane over a bridge and wheelie it down the road next to me, I was not in the least impressed and actually p**ed off that he was crowding me. Made for a bloodpumping 5 minute ride to work. One of the times I wish there was a cop around.