I realize this has been discussed and I have done a search, but most of those threads were before the crosscheck had mid-fork eyelets. Now things have changed.
I'm considering a pre-built Crosscheck over an LHT because this will also be a commuting/fast road riding bike for me. The new one has mid-fork eyelets for a front rack so I can load up the back and front. Do you who are more experienced than I think a crosscheck is up to hauling a self-contained touring load with it's lighter tubing and 32 spoke wheels? I'm 160 pounds. The C&O canal is a combination of dirt and well-maintained trail.
Thanks for your input!