Originally Posted by silverbear
You've gotten some good advice backed up by personal experience. We've got some great forum members here and you've just been advised by one of them. But as you say, you need to give this long thought and have a good plan to work with that fits your needs and circumstances. It sounds to me like you've got some grand bicycling adventures in mind... woohoo!
I would agree. Right place to come. Maybe some day, I can be a bit of a help myself.