I have a Specialized Tricross which I consider my "do-everything" bike. Like you 98% of my riding is on the road, but the Tricross handles dirt / gravel really well. I've also taken my Tricross on long road trips as well as commuting to work and riding out with the bike club. It was recommended to me by my LBS and one of the fellows there road his everywhere. I figured if it was good enough for a seasoned rider like him it would be good enough for me...and that it has!
GL in your hunt...let us know how it works out! :-)
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