The package arrived yesterday! I know I’m supposed to shop local, and sometimes I do, but I'm also a tightwad and this was one of those purchases that would have easily been at least $20 more to find here. One thing I really enjoy about purchasing things online is being able to track the package as it makes its way across the country. I watched as it slowly made its way from Colorado to Missouri stopping at numerous cities inbetween.
I put more thought into this selection than I ever have. I compared the weights, tread patterns, customer reviews, pricing and threads per inch of too many to count. I devoured blogs and forum posts of other riders who have completed the race before. As with anything, I found people who loved one brand and hated another. The next day I would read someone who felt the exact opposite. After months of deliberation, I finally confirmed the order and will now let the chips fall where they may. As I pulled the brand new tires out of the box I stared at them and contemplated the rugged 200 mile test I would be putting them to in a little over 3 weeks. This is the rubber that will meet the long road ahead.
April 22 - Bike 270, Run 0
April 29 - Bike 275, Run 2