"Ken" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am thinking seriously about doing a bit of in-state (Florida) touring late
> this summer / fall, and I am curious as to opinions about whether to load
> the bike down with front and rear pannier racks (actually already have rack
> on the back) or to invest in a trailer. The rack I have on the back is rated
> for 35 lbs. And I figure if I got a trailer that could carry another 35 lbs.
> that would be 70 lbs. which I think is probably the most I would want to
> haul on a tour. I have seen and read about people that load the bike up with
> 70 lbs. and then have a trailer too! Seems like they are hauling a bit too
> much too me.
I rode from McMinville ( Portland ), Oregon to Philadelphia, Pa on a
flat bar equipped Moots Psyclo-Cross. I towed a Cycle Tote 2 wheel
I was told many times.... "you can't do that!"
I carried about 60lbs which was probably too much, but as I had a Joe
Blow floor pump, I was the most popular rider first thing in the AM.
The hardest part with the trailer was telling friends they could NOT put
I carried nothing on the bike but me.