Gravel bikes are all the rage now. A sort of SUV of the biking world with less off-road capabilities than a full blown mountainbike, less speed than a full blown racing bike, but all the comfort you can ask for and still very versatile. Throw on some bags, pack your gear and take any road towards your goals.
Just popped into the bikeshop this morning to bring back some tools that I borrowed. Found this marvelous Cannondale topstone with lefty front fork that will be delivered to a certainly very happy customer next Saturday.