I am looking for a touring type of bike that allows for a more upright riding position. I will likely not do any "touring", just a century or charity ride type of events. I am 40 years old, overweight, and not very flexible and I find a geometry that allows me to ride more upright more comfortable. A specialized sequoia might work, but I am probably leaning towards something along the lines of Jamis Aurora, Surly LHT, or Fuji Touring. I would probably leave the Trek 520 out of the running b/c I want to keep it below $1,000 plus I will not do any real touring.
I have considered used bikes, but I have not found anything to my liking on eBay or Craigslist.
So, I am seeking opinions between Jamis Aurora, Surly LHT, and Fuji Touring.