It's not that we don't "travel some distance regularly between one's home and one's place of work" like countless other people but more the connotation that it must be a "specific activity".
Bicycles to us are just a way to get from A to B. Always have been.
It's only in recent years that they have become an accessorized sport tool rather than a simple, easy, accessible mode of transport. We aim to reclaim the humble bicycle - to remind you that it can be easy, it should be accessible and nothing is needed other than a set of wheels.
This morning on Twitter I happened across two very different examples of regular citizens heading off to work - commuting if you will - which I'd like to share.
We'd be interested to hear your comments.
The first is a video from Cascade Bicycle Club in Seattle showing a first-time commuter as she prepares for and starts riding her bike to work.
And then there is this image from the Sartorialist - ever stylish, ever inspirational.
It reminded me of a certain dapper gentleman I snapped back in September last year outside Customs House. A beacon of "commuter" style on the street of Sydney.
My work colleague summed it up nicely this morning when she said "the word commute to me means being specifically "equipped for the journey" but surely it's just a question of taking the bike out of the house and getting on it".