Originally, my Dual Sport bike (KLR650) was a 'second vehicle' that doubled as my 'play' vehicle too. Now, with gas prices high and the fact that it's so enjoyable, it has become my preferred mode of commuting to/from work. I have it modified for use as a BOV - sure, can't carry as much as a truck, but I can places no truck can....... I have hidey places in the woods that Bubba can't get too. I ride year round, hot or cold, and sometimes if it rains - I don't mind getting wet on the way home. I have good raingear too. Getting ready to build a single-wheel trailer for it, to extend the carry capability. Some buddies have done this, with one riding his bike/trailer combo for 78,000 recorded miles! I have a good mountain bike for a local transport if things get really bad, fuelwise. I can ride to work, once traffic dies way down. Too dangerous at this time though.