I took delivery on my Lucious Red (Burgundy) Norwester Tour this past Monday. I already have 125 miles on it. Yesterday I rode 72.4 miles round trip from my house Wesley Chapel to Plant City and back. I left at 8:15, stopped at Power On Cycling, (great shop for touring gear) had lunch, and was home by 2:15. The ride was so comfortable, I could have continued riding all the way to San Diego. I like how well it handles, agility and speed. I am looking forward to riding it with full bags or my trailer.
I would like to thank all who have participated, in this forum, for your advise and comments. It was really helpful.
I would also like to thank University Bicycle Center in Tampa, Fl. Manny and his staff were great, I was not the easiest customer to work with. They were there from start to finish. Manny found me a custom show bike that fit me to a T. I am now considering a Comotion for my girlfriend.
I also would like to thank Robenne and his wife for having their Comotion Norwester Tours on display at our bike shop. I believe looking at their bikes, the workmanship, and components, helped me make my final decision to purchase.
I was concerned about purchasing a bike without having a chance to ride it first. I was wrong, if fit correctly, it is not an issue, atleast not for me. I believe that for my weight and the type of touring I will be doing, the Norwester Tour was the correct choice. Bob