A check of the bike shops in town (Colorado Springs and vicinity) and none of them stock touring bikes. I have been calling shops in Denver, an hour away and no luck so far. I think I'd like to get a Jamis Aurora or Bianchi Volpe, but it would be swell to see one first. All the shops will order for MSRP, plus a shipping/special order charge and tax. So not only do I not get to try it out, I have to pay extra for it.
Are there online sources for these bikes? I can certainly do the assembly and tuning myself.
Excuse the vent. Guess this is MTB country.