I'm looking for the perfect touring bike that will double as a road bike. My last loaded tours were in the late 70's on a modified Colnago - since then it's been touring sans panniers going from town to town with the baggage transported in a vehicle. I want to reenter the self-contained world ... but when I get to a town, I want ditch the panniers and do some road riding for a few days. So...I am looking for a bike that is sturdy enough for loaded touring on rugged roads, but not nervous in the corners on the Alpine downhills. I'm 5'4" and weigh 160 (148 when in fighting shape.) Is the T2000 best, or perhaps a 'cross bike?