Just back from a 6 day rail trail tour on the Wasp, loaded with panniers front and back.
I know I'm biased, but...... What a blast to ride a R20 fully loaded, very easily to control at speed down hill, comfy climbing even with a 48t chainring, stable and sturdy and the comments from other cyclists was the start of a few great conversations. I thought I was hooked before this tour...but now...I'm hoping to finish my next R20 soon for next year's tour with my son, www.greatalpineroad.info
I will upload some pics of our ride on my flickr site soon.
BTW,I've found a bike shop in a small town that has half a shed of NOS parts from the 1930's onwards, including genuine R20 parts such as front and rear racks and fenders etc, but unfortunately they're too busy to work out what's what, so I can't get anything off them....What a waste