Re: 35 miles each way for work , possible ?
i agree with what Barely Awake says. these things can be reliable, in two years i've never been stranded (broke a few chains, but luckily within blocks of my house.) an average day's cruise for me is 20-30 miles, more on a nice day, and even more on the weekends. i've done a few 100+ mile runs just for fun.
if you live in LA, you might even get to work faster than if you were in your car.
i was in Orange with some friends and beat them home to Costa Mesa (about 15 miles) by about 20 minutes during rush hour.