We had roughly estimated at the start of the trip we would ride approximately 7,500km but today I clocked up 7,000km and we still have until the last week of August of riding.
I get a few questions about how many sets of tyres I have worn out? How many punctures? etc. Well I have to say these original set of Schwalbe Marathon tyres are really doing a good job. They still have plenty of tread and I think will go the whole distance. Touch wood I don’t get any punctures either which would be amazing given some of the roads we have been on and stuff we have run over. The picture shows front and back tyre.
Unfortunately the Vittoria tyres on John’s bike haven’t worn as well and need replacing. No sooner had I thought about the blog story and reporting that neither of had a puncture I heard the call from behind “Hey Al I got my first puncture”.
I love my gadgets as anyone who knows me will attest. This little “Suntactics” solar charger has been great to recharge the Garmin GPS battery, particularly on long days were we need to ensure we have enough charge to navigate to campgrounds etc.
We have been on some rough roads, hit some pretty big holes etc but both bikes are standing up to the rigours really well and are comfortable to ride. I am riding a Vivente World Randonneur and John has a Kona Sutra.