Eeeek!! I just bought a Surly LHT (26 inch wheels), added panniers, handlebar bag, racks, fenders. It is heavy without anything in the panniers. I plan to ride a Southern route from Savanah, GA to San Diego, CA east to west (2,600 miles) in 5 weeks. Start date is March, 2014 so I will be conditioning.
So, are 80 to 120 mile days for 4 to 5 weeks too much on my above set-up? I think I can do it and for me, the struggle is part of the reason I want to do this. I just get worried when I see posts like this. I would love to take my Cannondale road bike but this will be a self-supported, mostly camping trip.
Hey, someone out there give me some encouragement! Really, I would love to hear advice, concerns, etc about this.