While my commute is short, only ten miles, it's through the canyon and I am just having a blast. I do a one mile stretch on the freeway on the way home that can get hairy (Los Angeles Freeway), but once on the road, just plain fun. Totally stock except Dave's mod, snorkle, air filter. Oh, and I put on that cool 2003 CRF230 front fender. Bolted right up, no rub on the down tube.