Yeah. I really am not a fan of the paved roads but I can't hire a bike where they allow you off road. I was just trying to put something together after the organised ride I was planning to go on was cancelled. I like your suggestion of going further south and across. As it turns out, though, the other people I was hoping would be able to join me to keep this holiday together have advised they will be unable to travel with us next year. So it looks like the whole trip will be cancelled. Thanks for you assistance.