Hey all, you may remember me from this thread a few months back. And the hilarious conclusion.
Well, I've got one final left to go This Thursday (it's been brutal) and then I've got a nice couple of weeks to relax. I was planning a trip to Waco to see some friends, but that never really worked out and I was a little worried about finding a place to camp around the halfway point anyway. So I think I'm going to go back to my original plan of taking a 2 nighter out to Dublin and back.
In recent months, I've gotten a lighter tent, though not lightweight by other hardcore folks' standards, it's a eureka spitfire and with the replacement stakes and new stuff sack, the whole kit comes up to right at 3 pounds. Much nicer than my 6.5-7 pound tent.
I also moved to a backpack for commuting and ditched the pannier idea altogether, so I plan on using this for the trip.
And even worse () I plan on riding my carbon Specialized Roubaix for the trip.
So yeah, I'm pretty much going against all touring wisdom.
As soon as I get more time, I'll start putting up pictures of the setup. Think "bikepacking" on a road bike. Tent and sleep system mounted n the bike, the rest in the backpack. I'm still trying to decide on what exactly I want to do as far as a sleeping bag. I was in Arkansas a week and a half ago and napped on just the sleeping pad in my clothes in the middle of the day and it was great. If temps stay high, I might just bring a jacket for backup. We'll see.
EDIT: Ugh, you would think I could type "lightweight" correctly in the title. A little help, mods? Finals are melting my brain.