I don't know which bike I should buy. I've recently moved to Munich, Germany to experience Europe and train for an Ironman (I don't have a job, so I have the time). I'm currently looking for a $1500-3000 bike that can get me across the finish line of an Ironman, get me up/down the Alps, and be my form of transportation this summer while I tour as many countries as I can in a month. If it were just the Ironman I would buy a tri-bike; if it were just the trip I'd buy a touring bike to put on saddlebags. I'm considering almost all options right now (even buying two bikes). I could use some suggestions.
FYI: I've done several Olympic Tri's on my is a 2009 Trek 1.5 back home (as reference to my "experience").