I'm getting ready to ride from souther Louisiana to Kentucky this May and I'm trying to get the last bits of equipment I need. I'm realizing that, if I want a front rack and panniers, too, it's going to set me back another couple hundred bucks (that I don't really have!). It's probably a 600 mile trip by my calculations, I'm guessing about a week and a half. Anyone see any serious problems with just riding with rear panniers and a handlebar bag? Thanks, folks.