ever think of using retro U-vega to commute? that's what i did with atala (stolen) and currently use 1989 performance vitesse for. i tour with 1994 bNash 6000t, mtb w/1988 raleigh technium, club ride w/c-dale 600sx, and ride 'bent with 1999 bikeE ct.
ironically, i get my most miles from commuting, would rather tour, or tour... :-)
my last self-contained tour was 2004 through your state from NJ to Maine following east coast. as the rest, cape-cod was interesting and eventfull!
i look forward to your input w/BF, and again Welcome (x2)