I got myself a LHT and ride it casually as my commuting and easy-pace rides. I ride it a lot. I have over 1,000 miles on it and won't be actually using it for a tour until June, 4 months from now. I'll be doing my version of the northern teir.
Do you guys ride your touring bicycles often when not touring or keep it in good condition for only tours?
I'm concerned that I'll wear the components down enough so that I'll end up having something break on me during my tour.