Yep,it's true. I've scaled all my backpacking gear waaaaay back. Gone from a Lowe Alpine Netherworld 90 to a REI Quick UL. Took my packed weight from around 40 pounds down to 20 pounds. Yep, being a weight weenie is awesome!
A warm rain has melted most of the snow and the temps are hitting the upper 50s..I'll be riding all week........on my heavy bike.