Aw - Ton, fella. Life's full of twists and turns. It's good you're looking at seeing what's round the next corner (and that you'll be on a bike to find it). Doesn't matter what it is or what it's meant for, the fact it's got wheels and you pedal it or whatever is all that counts.
Tripsters size up quite large, I think. I'm 5' 11" on a 54. I know your feet are the same size as mine (those walking boots are still going strong, thanks!) I can ride mine for bloody hours, when I feel like it. Stick a short stem on and it'll muller ABCD&E on your list. A little spendy, but well worth it and you know you'll enjoy it. It's a proper looker too. Discs (the only way), some 28 or 32 tyres - happy days exploring the lanes. Forget the pics of it in CX guise on their site. Put some SKS Chromos on it and travel in comfort...
May the wind be at your tail
Fast EDIT: Just seen all the Ti posts since I started typing. The Tripster ATR is stiff enough, but comfy. So well thought out - so fast (I have a couple of uphill KOMs on mine and I'm not quick at all...) but really enjoyable for hours on end with a carbon post. Even without it's just downright 'nice' to ride. Did well over a century with panniers last summer and I could still talk/walk at the end of it and ride another chunk the next day.
EDIT #2: Reckon mine will be 17lbs when I shed the mudguards, put the new Kinesis hoops that are hung up in the garage on and some 25mm Pro4 tyres for summer. It's hardly portly now in full winter coat. Oh - go for TRP Spyres. Supremely good brakes and a piece of the proverbial to set up, run silently and just work like brakes should. You pull the lever and stop. You pull harder and stop sooner.