Since I've started riding my bike to work, I am happier, I sleep better, and I make better time in the mornings and evenings.
But my consumption of media for pleasure has significantly diminished. I no longer am able to listen to podcasts or read on my commute. And that sucks, because I really enjoy doing those things.
Yes, I now carve out time from my day to consume, but the 40 minutes or so I used to get to and from work was a perfect time to burn through some pages or listen to the dulcet tones of Marshall Sutcliffe et al..
For those of you asking "why don't you just listen to the podcasts while you ride?" - do you think I have a death wish?