I recently raided my parents garage and found my old bike from my college triathlon days. After college I joined the military so my Specialized Allez (circa 1996) found it's way into my parents garage for safe keeping and storage. And there it stayed until I pulled it from the rafters this weekend. Well needless to say the last 21 years have left me not quite in the shape or condition I was back then. I rode for a whole 5 miles yesterday and my ass is so sore this morning. Anyway, I seriously doubt I am going to be doing any serious racing, or any racing of any kind, or even riding for exercise for that matter, but since I now have a job that is 2.5 miles from my house I would like to start riding for my commute. Anyway, I would like to know if anyone has ever converted a bike from a road racer to a more commuter friendly version? I'd like to start with a softer seat! My back is also pretty sore from leaning over so far so higher handle bars would be nice. I also doubt that I need the 12 different speeds on the bike either. Anyway, any advice would be helpful.