Western Canadian Rain Festival - A LONG Trip Report

Charles Scappaticci scapco at ecentral.com
Wed Jul 4 10:08:25 PDT 2012

Hi Drew,

I had the original Roadsmarts on the trip.  I used the Pilot Roads on my
last trip to Canada, but while they squared of faster than I thought they
should, they held up much better.  I'm going to look at the Pilot Roads
again, but this trip makes me long for the old Dunlop D205's.  I always got
7K plus out of a set and they didn't square off as badly as these newer
tires do.  I don't get it with these dual compound tires, in theory they
should wear better, but instead they seem to wear worse, IMHO.

Charles S.

On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Drew Blanchard <drewblanchard at gmavt.net>wrote:

> Charles:
> Thank you for the excellent story!  Taking the GPZ to Alaska has been on my
> bucket list for a long, long time.  Getting there from the northeast just
> adds to the challenge, but *someday* ….
> The longest ride I've had so far this year pales in comparison.  My wife
> and I both rode in the Ruff Ride a week ago - a fund raiser for the local
> Human Society (she and I raised just under $1k) - then continued after the
> official end of that event for a 350 mile day.  Made me realize I need to
> send my stock saddle down to the folks at Sargent Cycle sooner rather than
> later.
> Ordered new tires at the end of that day, too.  The folks at Ducati
> Vermont/Cyclewise are just a few miles down the road from us, and I've
> learned they're truly excellent and knowledgeable people.  I went with
> their   tire recommendation.
> Which brings up 2 questions for you:  what saddle do you use, and which
> Dunlops (original Roadsmart or Roadsmart IIs) did you have?  Cyclewise
> strongly recommended the Dunlops for me, too, but now I don't remember if
> they're the original Roadsmarts or the newer version (tires haven't come in
> yet).  I worry that I've now heard 2 people say the Roadsmarts are crap.
> DrewinVT
> On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 2:01 AM, Charles Scappaticci <scapco at ecentral.com
> >wrote:
> > HI All,

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