When I started bike touring, I carried significantly more luggage than most on a somewhat heavier bike. YET I seemed to make about average mileage each day.
It’s not a race.
AND — if this video is correct — carrying 1 extra kilogram over 100 km results in only about a 2 minute time penalty.
SO — I’ll carry all the weight I want on future trips. I have a lot of capacity volume on my new bike.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.