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General Discussion / Re: Adjust Your Plans for Touring in the West
« on: March 11, 2023, 12:28:14 am »
2. Western Express -
Carson Pass has been closed more this season than ever before. May will be tough.
Expect snowbanks and no services all the way through June.


Thanks for the forecast.  I will be attempting Carson Pass in late April on my West Coast to East Coast cross country trip.

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General Discussion / Re: Continental gator skin bicycle tires.
« on: February 20, 2023, 11:21:05 pm »
The slides that I've had with the Gatorskins on the rear have not risen to the level of lets replace it as I did with the front.

My Gatorskin on the rear still has quite a bit of life left in it.  Plus I have the previous Gatorskin from the front wheel that I replaced with Contact Plus.  In a quest to save $$, once I've used up both Gatorskins on the rear, then I can justify replacing the rear with a Contact Plus.

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General Discussion / Re: Continental gator skin bicycle tires.
« on: February 20, 2023, 01:28:35 am »
Have had decent experience with Gatorskins though I've found them to be really sketchy on wet roads with downhill curves that have soil run off.  I ride with 700x32 Gatorskin on rear and 700x35 Continental Contact Plus on the front (to give me grip).   I can manage a bike with the rear wheel sliding out from under me, but cannot manage one with the front wheel sliding out.

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