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Re: [T3] [T2] From east to west , and back

On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at 01:24  PM, George Lyle wrote:

Gravel roads can be murder on tires. If you check vehicles of the locals
you will find at least two spare tires in each. Follow their example!

I'll second that. I've blown 2 tires over a 5km stretch in the middle of the desert
and it's no fun to be stuck without a spare, waiting for someone nice enough to
stop by and give you a lift to the nearest town. Luckily, I had two, but the next 300 km
were a bit stressful.

Yes, Bus Drivers, there are still a lot of places out there without cell phone coverage,
and I hesitate to say that it'll be a lot harder to find a spare tire for your bus in the
middle of nowhere than in the comfort of your own home. Not to mention anything of
what kind of premium you'll pay for that tire...

Mind you, 2 spares is probably a pretty good practice for long X-C journeys even
if you're not venturing out on gravel roads.


Tommy Tarka | http://burri.to/~tommy/
tommy@slackers.net | http://www.roadtrip.net/
"You realists can stay the hell out of our office" - Dave Dudas

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