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wide shoulders, least traffic, fewest steep hillsPick one.
Here are her specs: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/archive/2011/crux/cruxcruxexpertcarbonYour low gear is 30 gear inches, which is decent. Touring bikes usually come with a low gear of 20 gear inches, but some road bikes don't go below 45 gear inches, so yours is somewhere in between. You may have to work hard to get up the steepest and longest hills, but it'll be doable. It's encouraging to see that your bike comes standard with 700x34c tires.
And water (3L reservoir, so about 6lbs) and food will *all* be in my backpack, not on the frame.Conventional wisdom suggests that you don't carry too much weight (if any) on your back, as that can get uncomfortable over the long haul. Experimentation will tell you what you like.