I'm riding a six-day bicycle tour from San Francisco (well, Daly City BART, actually) to San Luis Obispo. I found a great web site for posting bike trips, CrazyGuyOnABike.com/leetramp. You can follow my trip there.
I'm riding a great touring bike, the Surly "Long Haul Trucker." The bike is not light, but it's sturdy I'm fully equipped with Ortleib panniers on the front, an handlebar bag, a "trunk" bag (sits on back rack), and Arkel panniers on the rear.