I thought I’d do a test load of the bike to see how it goes. Not the full compliment with socks and food, but pretty much everything else I’m taking.
I went for the “worst case” scenario of hot weather, with all of the bulky garments packed away rather than being worn. There’s still spare room which is good.
The load is high up but there’s not much I can do about that. The good news is that the weight isn’t too far back, which will give the rack and test subframe an easier time. I can definitely feel the extra weight, I might see what I’m actually carrying on the scales.