Old 12-21-13, 06:21 AM
Walter S
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
I count everything: my bicycle + panniers and other bags + all the gear <= half my weight.

So in your case (which is pretty close to mine) if your bicycle + panniers and other bags comes in at 30 lbs ... that would leave 45 lbs for all the gear (tent, sleeping stuff, clothing, cooking stuff, etc.).

But I have found that when I carry more than that in a desire to have a bit more luxury with me, the enjoyment level drops off quickly, and I regret my packing decisions.
Forgive me, I made two edits to that and should probably have just entered another reply. My bicycle alone (no panniers or anything added) is 40 lbs. Then I pack 80 lbs. onto it for a total of 120 lbs. Half my body weight is 75 pounds, so it looks like I'm 15 lbs. past your limit.
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