Bike for rural gravel conditions
Getting back into cycling, but now no more modifield Super Course road racing in the hamlets of my past. Living in prairie region with pretty much travel limited to coarse gravel roadways and "zero till" (to those that know) cropland, with the odd (perhaps in the future) daily 25km jaunts onto highway only to go to/from work. Considering that I'm getting back into cycling, I'm not wanting to splurge $$$. But I do weight 215 lb or so and am 6 ft so a certain $ will have to be there to assure something worthy. So, any suggestions as to specific bikes OR particulars of spec? A local has suggested a stock Giant Yukon, while another is strongly suggesting going to a modified style (his example is a hybrid). Still much new to me, but I want to start riding to prepare for the sub-zero excursions (once again).
thanks for any and all