Hi, first post. I am 42 and in relatively good shape but I haven't really ridden in 17 years. I am intending to start going of longish ride of between 4 and 10 hours on Sundays. I will be cycling on roads only but in an area of hills and mountains; the area held a winter olympics. Some of the hills can go on for quite some distance. My budget is about USD 2000 but can go to USD 3000 at a push. I am about 182.5 cm tall and weigh around 80kg. My inseam is about 86.5 cm/34.1 inches. What I want? I don't intent to break any speed records but I'd like a bike that allows me to get some momentum going up the hills and can allow me to push it a bit on the flat. I'm only really comfortable pushing in on inclines or slight inclines. I will freewheel and enjoy the scenery going downhill. Basically I'm a coward. I would like racing style handle bars, due to the variety of positions I can choose on a long run. Ideally I would like a bike with 2 sets of brakes, that seemed to be common when I was young; one set horizontal and one set vertical. I haven't seen this in years, despite looking. I live in Japan and there is a shop close to me that stocks Surly and Salsa bikes. The LHT and the Pacer have been suggested. How would either of these bikes suit me? Given the above information what other bikes would you suggest? I'd really appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance.