Funny you should say that.... I got fired from work last week (1yr 11 months in - blargh) so definitely itching for another big ride!
Since the divide I've ridden from Sofia to Istanbul and the Welsh section of the GB divide on this bike and commuted every day (prior to lockdown and firing).
Its just as happy with 30kgs of shopping as it is bikepacking or road touring. Love it!
For on road duties, I've put a thorn touring fork on that lowers the front end and lowers the trail to about 40mm. Handling is great with front panniers but toe overlap can be a problem.
Off road I put the original fork back on. At some point I'd like to add more cage mounts down the fork legs. Seems so silly it only came with the single one.
Frame is a medium. And Im currently running a 100mm 0deg stem. Fits me very well at 175cm tall.
For the Divide I started in late August and the weather was pretty much perfect. It was cold at night (below freezing multiple times in Montana and Colorado) but it warmed up quickly in the day without ever becoming too hot. It only rained seriously on the last day (tho I did sit out a substantial rain storm in a motel in Cuba)
I was following another British guy on Instagram who started a few weeks behind me and it got really really cold for him and he had to get a train further south so I think mid August is the latest time to start.
Think I did it in 40 days or so. Averaged about 60 miles a day.