My commute to the office is super easy in every way. Truly, the only "hardship" is that in the winter months the sun is low enough on the horizon that it shines in my eyes for about half of the three mile journey.
Matt and Liz Wisbey deal with more challenging travel opportunities. No, this is not their daily commute, but it's not as uncommon as you might wish. You can read their blog and get the story directly from them if you'd like.