I am planning a self contained cross country trip starting in late march and am trying to get different perspectives on the type of bike I should be purchasing.
I am debating between 1) the standard touring bikes (loading them up with panniers) and 2) taking advice from a bike store associate and getting a cyclo cross bike that I could keep light and tow a BOB trailer behind it. This second option gives me a more versatile bike for when I am done.
Does this sounds like a reasonable plan? I have not read anything bad about the trailers yet, so if anyone has a experience I should know about, please let me know.