In shopping around and looking at all the options I want as well as color choice I can't seem to find anything under 2 or 3 grand. Or a sickly overpriced bike with a name I can't really bring myself to give a crap about.
I always had the idea of building my own and have signed up for a class to build my own 700c touring frame to my specs. Swap out all my gear from my trek mtb and we gonna go for a ride. Now it's jus sittin back an not gettin too antsy before the class.