Today was a planned down day, to install new tires. I worked at a relaxed "vacation" pace, did the opportune cleaning of swingarm-hubs-sprocket-chain, and forced myself to work exclusively from my road toolkit. I certainly didn't set any speed records, but got 'er done without incident. The only 'civilization' cheating I allowed myself was copious amounts of paper towel and a full roll of electrical tape to keep bearing caps from falling off mid-procedure. (Thanks, O... If you ever need a roll of electrical tape, call me!)
I was mildly annoyed at the absence of clear heavy spot balancing marks on the TKC80's, but took my best guesses and we'll see how it turned out. On the front, there was definitely no dot, so I used the white "E21" lettering which was the only after-marking present. On the rear, I found a faint small yellow dot, so used it, although it also had a white lettering in a different location so I'm not confident in my guess on the front. Ah well, not expecting an issue, it's just nice to know when working that one's effort is not being wasted.
Tomorrow's agenda will start with TransCanada Slab to Revelstoke, then a meandering route south along the Arrow Lakes with a mix of Forestry Service Roads and twisty highway. Based on current conditions, it'll also be another wear-every-layer kind of day.
Day total: 0 km, 0h00m
Trip total: 1920 km
Start: Golden, BC. End: Golden, BC.
Soundtrack: Just the wind, and Jeeps turning right.