I have finally gotten most of my stuff together. I put a rack and panniers on my bike, my tent, air mattress, cooking gear, some cord, first aid kit, rain gear, rain covers, spare tire/tube, and tools. The total weight so far came to 193 lbs, about 155 of which is me (wearing normal clothes, but not shoes). I am pretty happy with that number.
The main items left are clothes, sleeping bag, food and water. I am hoping it will come in close to 200 lbs total.
P.S. this is a totally separate question, but I am wondering how to plan my daily distances for the start of a tour. I am in reasonable general shape, no bulgy fat or anything, but have only been cycling very much for about 3 weeks. Usually I will go about 30 km. The longest day I've done was 55 km, about 2 hours. Would 100 km a day sound like a reasonable starting distance?
I am going to toss a third question in here as well: Does anybody know of a good way to get from Los Angeles to Chihuaha (Northern Mexico), without dying of heat exhaustion in the mid summer? If that is not possible, then maybe from L.A. to El Paso, and catch a bus or bum a ride down?