I just got back from Vacation about a week ago. On the way home we stopped I Williams Arizona so we could spend a day or two at the Grand canyon. As we left Williams the morning we were heading for home two road bikes were riding down Highway 40 just as we got on the freeway. These were not loaded touring bikes slugging along these were road bikes with nothing but a small seat bag and maybe a top tube caddy and water packs.
I at first thought they were local riders out for a morning ride. We decided to stop in Kingman for the night just so my last day heading home wouldn't be such a long one. We got into Kingman in the real early afternoon and when I thought about taking a ride the 113 degree temps made me reconsider. However as we got back on the road heading for California the next morning, low and behold I passed the same two cyclists still heading down I-40.
I have heard of the trend called credit card touring but I wondered about the minimalist approach these two seemed to have. I have to hope they had SAG support somewhere as well because if they were heading along the same route were were their next stop would be Needles and as we got there the temps were about 103.
Like I said I was impressed. Not inspired to try the same thing, but impressed.