Hi everyone, just wanted to say I'm kindda new to this site ( I just sat in the wings and read) but it's awsome how many people bike and get toghter. I had no idea. I used to tour when I was in the Marines and stationed in North Carolina. Just weekend stuff. I used to ride a Trek 620. Rode it all the way home after serving in combat in Desert Storm, after 3 days of being home it was stolen. Now I'm biking again and want to do some weekend tours again. I'm married with 3 kids and 2 dogs, I tell my wife how much I miss touring and she said "just do it before I drop you're ass off in the middle of nowwhere and leave you and your bike there" Wow what a dream....No Kids, No Dogs, NNNOOO WWWIFE, Awsome, haha !!!!