How do you handle it when you discover you need to use alternate forms of transportation or indoor accommodations like hostels, motels, hotels?
My two biggest incentives to reduce the amount I take with me on a tour are:
1) I have trouble climbing hills when the load I'm carrying (including the bicycle) is quite heavy (like, let's say anything more than half my weight).
2) I hate having to deal with all those bags, and all that weight, when I am doing anything other than actually cycling. Like, for example, if I have to load it all onto a bus or train ... or up and down the platform of the bus or train station ... or if I have to haul it all up to the 5th floor of a hostel or something. Not only can it be incredibly heavy and I am at risk of injuring myself, but if I can't take it all in one load, that means I'm leaving some sitting there unattended where anyone could walk off with it.
I've gotten the whole load, bicycle and all down under 60 lbs and I can't see anything else I could leave behind ... and even so I still struggle with those two issues I mentioned above.
I can't even imagine carrying anything over 100 lbs (that was the most I ever carried on a tour ... and regretted it) ... but I know there are some of you out there that do. How do you do it?