and John Schubert is a friend of mine... I'll have to show him that he rates as one of the "better authors." :-)
Please do. I'm afraid I took him for granted for too long -- knowledgeable, fair, and I suspect he was part of the annual touring bikes compendium that I studied for several years.
Nowadays, Adventure Cycling seems to reflect the schizophrenia within ACA itself. I expect to read "Biking with Brown Bears" any issue now. It'll be right after an announcement that some paved ACA route has moved off a four-lane road, recently paved, with daily traffic of 500 vehicles, because a parallel rail-trail opened up surfaced with leftover riprap, all because someone wrote an impassioned blog post on how uncomfortable they were riding on a road without a shoulder and sent a link to AC. O'Grady's "reviews" are cute, but they're like "Buycycling for Touring Bikes;" slap a "touring" label on a kid's tricycle and he'll find two pages of lovely things to say about it.
Whew. Makes me question why I'm still a member?