I weighed my bike tonight, 63 pounds! I'm guessing it will be more up around 80 pounds with food and tent and such. For being 63 pounds it really didn't ride that bad or even that slow. I think my hour commute only took a couple minutes more than usual. I guess I'm ok with the weight, I just had no idea it would be that much.
Was anyone weighed their bike fully loaded for commuting? Is there a sweet spot to shoot for? Obviously I know carrying extra crap just for the sake of carrying extra crap is not a good idea and the lighter I go the happier I'll be to a certain extent. That said I want to cook (stainless pots) and be comfortable (sleeping pad) and such as well. I guess I could leave out stuff like the first aid kit, etc.
For the ride to work I'll probably just keep loading it up heavier and heavier to get ready, no harm in doing that, it's only 12 miles of moderate hills. It will be nice to be "lighter" come tour time.