Bike touring webrarian
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes: I tour on a Waterford Adventurecycle. It is a fabulous touring bike.
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The four panniers weren't full.
I took three pairs of shorts and jerseys, 4 pairs of sox, 1 pair of pants, 2 t-shirts, 1 pair of walking shoes, 1 pound each peanuts and raisins, wind jacket, 2 pairs of biking gloves, energy bars, gatorade powder, a
I like having extra room and I have four panniers so why not use all of them? I think it better balances the bike. I have found that going uphill with a lot of weight on the back is more difficult that with a balanced load.
I figure it was 15 to 20 pounds.