I used to commute by bike to work when;
- I had a shower in the building I worked in. Now I don't.
- I didn't have to deliver children to daycare and pick them up in a timely manor. Now I have kids and daycares are not interested in you being 30 minutes late because of a flat bike tire. Not to mention it might slow you down to ride with the kid carrier to work and back to get the kids home. And, where do you park that gear at work?
- I had a reliable work schedule. I now work self-employed and meetings and work can take me anywhere in the Kansas City area. Some routes just are not doable for bike riding and there's not enough hours in the day.