Guys, this is gold! Thank you so much for chipping in. I am taking your advice and saddling up my Ultravox Team Issue with some 25s (turns out, 28mm are a bit of a hit and a miss with this frame) the first flight I get (This weekend, or thereafter) I just came back from the French countryside a week ago. The amount of long distance options they have there is mind boggling. While in Nice, I asked a local if there is a good stretch of quiet, twisty road, wo which he said "pick any road- if you take this one, you can be in Italy for an espresso before lunch, or turn left into the Alps. Just watch out for the Col de La Madone over that hill." Mouthwatering stuff... The point is, I hope we can collect and cherish the options that we do have and make them common knowledge amongst us as riders!