Should I take BOB with me?
I have been checking the archives and can only find afew comments about bicycle trailers.
I did a full-camping trip to Mexico in '79 using only back panniers, rack and sometimes a handlebar bag. I am not sure of the total weight, but cooking equipment, tent, sleeping bag, and food would have added up to quite a bit of weight.
I spent quite a bit of time fixing back wheel flats, especially since I tended to use Wal-Mart style cheap tires 27x1/14.
I would like to hear comments on the BOB system, and other trailers. Do they improve the riding feel of the bike? Are they recommended for full-camping touring, or is it still better to use a pannier system, including front panniers?