tyres

bringing 2 spares tyres on a bike tour is totally excessive and a complete waste of weight.  One tyre is necessary in case of an emergency.  Otherwise I am 10, 000km or more into this tour and my current tyres still have plenty of life in them.  I’ve had friends visit twice on this trip, and they could have bought good quality tyres for Europe if I needed.  In the future I will just bring one, if any at all.  A lesson learnt

Addition: Around Cajamarca, North Peru, I changed my back tyre.  I had cycled about 13,00km on this tyre and it still had around 1000km of life left on it.  I swapped at that point in an attempt to become lighter.  At the point in writing I am only carrying 1 spare tyre.

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