« on: March 20, 2008, 08:24:47 am »
"Lite weight is a must as I'm intending to ride the So Tier, self contained (600 miles in 2-week increments twice per year in April and October) beginning next month, riding from Florida to San Diego."
Light weight is always a good thing as long as it doesn't impact safety or comfort to an unacceptable degree, but... That said, I don't understand why your statement quoted above dictates particularly light weight. I think that the ST is the flattest of the coast to coast routes and 600 miles in two weeks is a very leisurely pace.
Any reasonable weight 30 degree bag would be fine. Spend more if you want and the budget allows, but a $79 Slumberjack or whatever is on sale would be fine. That is what I used on the TA last summer and it was never a hardship, despite the fact that the route had more climbing and out daily mileage was a good bit higher. Nothing wrong with spending more and getting better, but you don't need to.
This message was edited by staehpj1 on 3-20-08 @ 4:33 AM