I don’t commute on it in rush hour and in fact am rarely on it at all. Not my favorite road but sometimes it’s good to get some miles in just to get to the good areas or to get home at the end of long days riding. The Cascades are great for riding in, maybe even better than BC as there are lots of gentle rolling hills with twisty roads. In BC it looks like you are straight into the serious mountains with one main road through them. I could be wrong of course, this is just me looking at maps. I do plan on going up through Whistler at one point and then loop back around. Depending on how much time I have I may go as far east as Jasper and then down into the North Cascades. Too many excellent roads around here and not enough vacation time!