I'm not sure if this applies to be asking here since I probably can't afford a real touring bike, but I do want to cover distance!
I had the idea of visiting another province and to travel on my bike. I've been researching bikes a little bit and how one lives and eats whilst doing this. I've only skimmed the surface. I know it's not a lot to spend nor the optimal bike for travelling, but there's a lot of extras I haven't even considered.
Anyway, I'll be buying from a local shop (Gears Bike Shop) and have some options:
2011 Giant Seek 2 $599 (disc breaks)
I'm going to drop in again tomorrow for a ride!
Thanks for any help
Edit: Removed the Specialized Hardrock, Giant Escape 1, Giant Escape 2, Devinci St Tropez, Devinci Stockholm