The op is asking for opinions on her choices. I feel the hybrid is the best choice between those two for her goals.Quote:
I'm sure people have done RAGBRAI on all sorts of bicycles. Even unicycles. That doesn't make them good solutions for what the OP wants to to.
If I was going to offer a solution to the Op that wasn't one of her choices, I would say a Rivendell Sam Hillborne has everything she would need. ;)