Looking forward to "picking your brain". On my second tour of duty with a bike...........got all fired up back in the early 70's but the time and passion faded with children, career, etc. I'm hoping to get into some touring this summer. Currently have a Felt 70 and pretty standard Raleigh Mtn Bike. I'm looking at the Navarro Safari as my unit for touring but no firm choice has been made. I'll probably pull trailer over saddle bags unless someone can make a really compelling arguement.