in making this decision. Got the bike shipped from Singapore around 9th Dec and have just completed 1280 km.
Did my first ever short tour [260km - 3 days] and had a blast. Like Doug said - this could get addicting. Planning another already but dunno when I can take off from work next.
If you guys remember I had decided on a Volpe, but the Bianchi dealer in India let me down. I was a bit hesitant about the bar end shifters of the LHT but I love them, and they were easy to get used to in a few minutes on the bike.
Only downside is I like my regular road bike less now
Pics are from a mobile so pretty crappy [Thats Laphroig in my seat tube water bottle ]