Well, for my upcoming summer tour, I'm starting to look for a touring bike for the trip. While I have an old school MTB and a road bike, neither bike is quite right for a long tour through the rockies. The MTB handles loads well, and climbs like a billy goat, but has a poor position and has kind of squirrely high speed performance. The road bike has good high speed performance, and a comfy position, but gets noodly pulling a trailer at low speeds, and is geared way too high, so I'm looking for a touring bike.
I've seen a bunch of touring bikes that strike my fancy, but I've found that a lot of the local shops don't get touring, so I'm looking for a bike shop in the NY/NJ/CT tri state area that sells touring bikes. Anyone have any ideas?