After 30 years in the Defense industry I am reasonably comfortably retired. Biking has become my passion. I's like to take a bike vacation this year with minimum of hassle and maximum of fun and biking. Price is not much of an issue but I am a stckler for value for a buck. I'd like it to be guided, all inclusive and within a days driving of Southern California which pretty much limits the trip to California or maybe Nevada or Utah. I can easily do 200 miles in a week as long as I'm not doing a huge amount of climbimg. I have a zillion frequent flyer miles but shipping or checking my bike doesn't seem like much fun. I dont think I want to ride a rental either. Have any of the forum members been on such a trip ? Can you recommend any? Google has no shortage of choices but I would hate to go blind on this. I might add that my wife doesnt bike and although she has given me her blessing, pictures of 40 something single ladies in the brochure or web site might be a deal killer !!!