I went to an LBS today and we got to talking about my commuter. They were blown away by how much my bike weights fully loaded.
This got me wondering. What do you carry with you during your commutes?
I have a rack with Avenir pannier bag. In that, I pack a pair khakis, an undershirt, underwear, sock, and work shirt, the cable for my lock, some aa batteries, safety vest and anklets, and spf. Then the lock on top. Plus, I have a blinky attached. My bike has one set of brazens for a waterbottle. So, there's a waterbottle, and an airpump attached to that. On the front of my bike, there is another light, phone cradle, and handlebar bag. Now, in the bag I have a multitool, patches, spare tube, tire levers, tire gauge, energy bars, and 2 more waterbottles.
I would say, when all said and done, fully loaded, she weights 50lbs. So, after all of that, is that a heavy load?