Recently I went on a 7 day self supported tour ride. Four of us made the ride with a couple people joining for a while. Each of us carried our own tent, sleeping bag, clothes, cooking equipment and all else it takes to live 7 days on the road. We did spend the last (6th) night in a hotel. We rode 350 miles through mostly hilly terrain which ncluded a few 3 to 4 mile climbs. Two days included rain. My load, which was about average for this tour, came in at about 50 pounds added to the bike.
It was a blast. I will go again.
I know there is section for tour riding in the Bike Forum, but I wanted to know if many of the 50+ crowd make self supported rides. Do you find it as much fun as I did? How long are your tours?