Remember I said the road changed when I entered the state of Oaxaca? Gone was the smooth pavement of the northern provinces. The asphault in Oaxaca contains a mixture of rough gravel
and is really rough on tires
I chose the Mefo Explorers (sold exclusively by Twisted Throttle) because they have a reputation as being really durable, long lasting tires. On a 30,000 mile trip (or any trip!!!) I would rather change my tires every 8,000-10,000 miles instead of every 3-5,000 miles, because I do it myself.
And I was really happy to have them on the road to Batopilas–their grip on the gravel and mixed road curfaces was excellent, and I never worried about anything.
They are still going really strongly–I already have almost 4,000 on these tires, and they are in great shape despite the awful road surfaces.
Lets see how far I get…