Whirlwind day today as I scrambled to get everything loaded into panniers and on the bike. My buddy Jonathan works at an engineering firm in Madera and was gracious enough to let me use one of the on-site scales to weigh my gear. I rode into town to see just how much I would hauling all the way cross-country. Total with food for a couple days and about 4 liters of water: 67 lbs! The bike and racks came in at about 35 lbs so grand total is 100 lbs give or take. I am really looking forward to climbing over Tioga Pass this weekend. My mom whipped up a delicious blueberry peach pie for dessert to put a cap on a great three months at the ranch. I am ready to do this thing! Departure is 9am tomorrow morning. Next stop: Coarsegold.