I am a 40-year-old guy, who has been riding seriously mostly on Mt bike for long-distance multi-terrain tours since college, excluding a eight year vacation from riding due to life's challenges (ie: family, finances and frequent moves). I have been in Colorado for eight years now and while balancing the needs and responsibilities of wife/kids I've returned to a semi-serious mtb/road riding, going on multi-day tours 1x per year and getting in two 10-17 mile bike commutes to work / week and at a minimum of two 40-50 mile rides in a month mostly in the higher elevations. As a result of my current life style, though, it has been hard finding a rider of equal enthusiasm and yet similar limitations for training and what not. Either my partner/friend is less adapt on two wheels for extended periods of time, or the individual is a bachelor or just too young to comprehend the slower pace that has apparently accompanied my age and lifestyle. I'm not a novice by any stretch, but no expert rider either, undertaking a 300 some mile self-created mtb bike tour in southern CO, and am back to the drawing board of finding a rider of equal limitations and strengths. Is there anyone out there who has any idea where I'm coming from and/or knows of someone who would be interested in such an undertaking?