Hi there. My husband and I have been riding for the past five years. We ride Surly Long Haul Truckers with not too skinny tires, so we can ride on gravel as well as pavement. Just completed the Mickelson trail in the Black Hills of SD (106 miles in 2 days). Beautiful scenery, great weather, fabulous time! We're training for the MS 150 in September. We love to travel and are always on the lookout for new rides throughout the country, so if can suggest a great ride, I'd love to hear from you!