My first big tour will be taking place in the summer of 2007. Having recently done several short-distance tours (cycled to Barry, Ontario and Guelph, Ontario from Toronto on an old Trek hybrid), I will be getting a pure road bike, most likely a racer. For the next tour, several friends and I (two of whom are also on racers) will be going to Winnipeg, Manitoba from Toronto. I will most likely have two rear panniers, a front above-wheel pannier and a backpack strapped onto the rear, as well as a sleeping back and possibly tent supplies.
My question is, would a racing frame be able to support this extra weight over a long distance without trouble?