That's a great looking bike! It sounds like a really fun trip. I have yet to weigh my bike, or my kit, so I'm pretty curious how heavy it all will be. Given that it's a fat tire bike it doesn't feel all that heavy when I'm riding, but that is likely because of the size of the tires and that nothing happens very fast on a fat tire bike.
How close is Ithaca to you @HankG? I know you're looking for a solid introductory ride to bikepacking, this route (or parts of it) might be worth checking out!