Probably an old story around here...... 55 year old male, jogger, gets sick of chronic achilles heel pain, gives up jogging, and decides to combine a cycling workout with a commute to work (10 miles one way).
Bought a Scott S60, and have been using it to commute for a few weeks now. Been going well, so far. Particularly enjoy the ride home, even though there's more traffic.... just like the time to 'decompress'. There is a pretty decent 'bike path' along the wide shoulder of the route I take.
Also bought my wife a Scott p5 lady (hybrid), which she uses for errands around town and also for nice rides on the Carriage Trails at Acadia Natl. Park (I also have a Mt. bike I use for these trips), which is a 1 hour drive from our house.