Originally Posted by Badjuju
Wow! What a great ride and adventure. I gotta say, though--you are a one-man moving monsoon. I have no doubt that if you had planned your trip to include parts of the southwest last summer, they would not have had ANY problems with the drought. And as far as your rain clothing being water "resistant"....well, you would have had to be in a hermetically sealed bubble to stay dry in that weather.
Out of curiosity, did you change your tire(s) out at any time during the trip?
Yes, at times I wondered if the sun was shining anywhere in the world!
I was a bit concerned early in the trip when I was monitoring tire wear, but once I got away from the gravel roads, the tires seemed to stop wearing.
I made it home and then changed them after another couple of hundred miles. They had over 14,000 on them when I took them off.
Michelin PR3 front
Michelin Commander II rear