For one reason or another, I had quite a load for this morning's commute. Both panniers were filled pretty well and the weight was much more than a usual ride to work. Big deal? Nope. Just one more ride that had me in awe of the Long Haul Trucker.
Some of this difference is due to minor things like tire size and adjustments. But 95% of the noticeable handling difference is the bike itself. This frame wants you to load it up. It just holds it's line smoothly and trucks up and down hills like a... well, like a loaded down semi truck. Perhaps I'll bootleg some Coors down to Georgia on this bad boy. Anyone want to get a snazzy fast road bike and be my blocker?