Out of sheer curiosity, anyone else train for trips (or to just keep in shape, in general) by walking home from work with a loaded rig? I'll do this once a week on normal weeks and twice running up to a trip.
I'm blessed to live within six miles of work, so this is likely impossible for most people. The entire route is undulating surface roads that have fairly steep and long ascents and descents, so it's perfect for building hill stamina. Typically my load is about 40lbs of water.
I get my fair share of strange looks and occasional honks, but no bad experiences thus far.
So, anyone else try this?