I think that a touring bike would work for you, too.Why cruiser and not street bike? Because Im not a big fan of that much speed. Im 43 years old and looking to just cruise the highways and enjoy the road. I also want to be able to ride longer than 1 and 1/2 hrs. before stopping to rest my back. I also have a lower back issue that flares up from time to time; a crotch rocket wont help that at all.