Hi, I'm after a bit of advice. I'm going to start touring with my partner who is an experienced cyclist, but the only bikes I have bought have been cheap mountain bikes to cycle to rowing and down tow paths etc! We intend to do some light camping touring (mostly tarmac) and will have two bikes to spread the load. I also want to be able to use the bike every weekend for day trips and long rides, possibly just with a bar bag. I have been reading all the forums and reviews, but I would like some opinions on my options. Initially I looked at some entry level tourers, such as the Dawes Horizon or Karakum. These are great budget wise, especially as I am not guaranteed to love touring. However, I am concerned about the long term investment value of such an entry level bike. I have started looking at more expensive bikes and am quite keen on the Hewitt cheviot/cheviot se. Considering the aim is to use the bike every weekend and also to do a months tour eventually, do you think it is worth spending double the money on a bike like these? I have also looked at audax style bikes, but am not sure they could cope with the loads for camping. Am I right in thinking that even if I spent the money on the cheviot I would still need a different bike to do expedition touring? Would an expedition tourer be good to ride unloaded at the weekends? Any advice/opinions much appreciated, sorry for the long post.