Ahhh ... I'm glad that you mentioned that your wife doesn't like riding. I am in the same boat, (or on the same bike!?) my wife doesn't ride either and would rather fly to destination. Do you travel separately and meet up at the destination? Or do you take some bike trips and then do some travelling with your wife? I am just getting back into biking after a 25 yr hiatus after 1st child was born. I'm looking at retiring in 5 yrs or so and am looking forward to doing CDT and/or the TAT after I retire. Right now I just take some day trips with a buddy or my cousin or travel the back roads/gravel roads by myself. But I know I want to do more extended riding, just not sure how to juggle trips with wife and myself.