Well I started commuting via mountain bike last summer but then came into possession of an older Specialized Sirrus for 40 dollars that got me into road riding. I rode the Sirrus for most of summer last year which lead to me purchasing a new Specialized Allez this past Monday.
Right now I am getting my Allez dialed, currently looking into what pedal system I want to go with. And trying to shed some weight. By the end of the summer I want to be doing 30 miles or so on a Saturday with energy to spare.