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    packing list sorted.

    So what would you folk reckon is LIght and still be very comfortable on tour.i just packed my rear panniers and with everything i need for a week's touring they weigh in at 4kg in each pannier plus 2.5 or so for tent. by the time i've everything sorted might just be another 1kg
    so 11.5kg for a good touring load.
    done my best to buy new gear that packs small and weighs little.cloths i kept to 1 change only ,cloths can weigh so much and bulky so 1 pair of pants 1 t shirt.my cycling jacket will double up i reckon as will my base layers.
    i guess a few overnighters will let me know if i got things right or wrong.

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    You have 1/2 the weight I took on my last tour! Sounds like you've done a much better job of packing than I did

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    Really IDK , one thing I have found washing 'those parts', and clean bike shorts every morning keeps me from getting saddle sores.

    can you wash and dry the same pair overnight?

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    bob i have 2 pair of bib shorts 1 packed one on the bike.
    i dont do 3 or 4 week tours cant afford it so it's overnighters or a week for this kid.
    i really can't say this will be the perfect kit for me until its tried and tested,
    but looking at what i will be taking i cant see myself short of anything(famous last words)
    i would be washing shorts every night if i were 4 or more days away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Really IDK , one thing I have found washing 'those parts', and clean bike shorts every morning keeps me from getting saddle sores.

    can you wash and dry the same pair overnight?
    I went coast to coast with one pair of bike shorts and had no problems with saddle sores. Ditto for a couple other long tours. Sometimes my shorts dried in time, sometimes I washed them and put them on damp, and sometimes I went a few days without washing them. None of that ever caused a saddle sore. If i ever do feel a bit of chafing some Balmex or other zinc oxide based diaper cream worn over night clears it right up.

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    25 pounds is pretty good from what i've seen.

    i carry less, i think but then again, i've found myself sleeping in the men's restroom at the state campground on occasion in order to stay warm and dry. problem is getting up early enough to avoid the morning rush.

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    I found, Ireland is not as sparse on budget lodging .. as the US is ..

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    For me,20-25 pounds of junk is plenty to keep me happy.....years ago it was twice that.....I don't even want to think about what I used to carry around when I first started.

    Used to be the big 3 was the most weight....Now it's what i wear,especially in the winter months.
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