Dave, one of my few readers, mentioned in a comment that I’m all ready for touring.
Well, Dave, that is the plan. I’ll probably start on several-day rides next year. I’d like to ride cross-country someday. I’m not sure about the camping part. I enjoy camping, but after spinning the pedals for 80 to 100 miles a day, I’d like a comfortable bed rather than a sleeping bag. I’ll probably stay in motels along the way.
I’d like to do a several hundred mile ride as a nice vacation next year. I’d like to do that solo. However, as I get into longer rides, I’d really like a partner. When I meet the right woman to spend the rest of my life with, she’ll need to ride a bicycle.