On our last overnighter on the back country roads of eastern Oregon we spotted a weigh station on the side of the road. The weigh station was one of those old open-to-the-public kind that were used before Interstates were built. We were carrying four panniers, rear rack and lots of water but no B.O.B. trailer this time. We pedaled over and waited on the concrete pad wondering if the sign would light up and tell us our weight. It sure did!! 455 pounds!! Wow, no wonder even MTB components don't last long on a tandem.