Really glad to have found this forum. I don't know why I didn't search earlier, since I've been an active forum participant on boards related to climbing, backcountry skiing, playing the guitar, the mandolin, and for the city of Victoria. Oh well, better late than never.
Been bike commuting regularly for over 20 years now, mountain biking in the past, and have just discovered bike touring. Super psyched to get my ride more tour-ready (looking for a Bob trailer) and do some longer tours!