My first "real" bicycle was a Lotus Odyssey...which I absolutely loved. As a teen I'd go camping from it and I've been looking for the right touring bike to come around for the past few months. It finally happened on the C and V sales section:
I'd like to finish up with a sportier touring build, maybe something more in the randonneur spirit and was hoping for suggestions for what racks to use and what kind of bags I want to end up with. I'm a little concerned about using rear panniers because I have large feet and have had issues with clearance using panniers in the past.