Frame your road is correctly sized for a pro level rider.
You are not.
Most rec and touring riders like higher handlebars, at least even with their saddle heights. Your has the requisite 3" lower bars than saddle ratio....for racers.
I disagree with riding the drops downhill. They're for reduced aero drag, great for going 40+ downhill, something you shouldn't do on public and uncontrolled roads. Use the hoods.
My friends are bike touring the Swiss, Italian, and French Alps this whole month, camping and self sufficient. They do this every late summer for the last 7 years. She's a hardcore rider from Switzerland. In late July, they rode the 5 passes around Markleville (SLakeTahoe) in 2 days.