My girlfriend and I are taking off for our first bike tour (SF to LA) in just a couple weeks...excited! Got great advice from here so far...thanks to all! One more question as we get into the details of planning -
We're both decent riders, but I'm a bit stronger so was thinking I could take all our stuff on my bike (chivalrous, I know) in a big pair of rear panniers . Not bringing stoves or lots of food or that, just sleeping bags/pads, a two person tent, and pretty light on clothes.
Does this sound reasonable? Looking at these panniers in the hopes we could get it all in (maybe strapping some stuff on top of the rack) - http://www.amazon.com/Axiom-Champlai.../dp/B000IBRK9U