I'm caught up...
I've been reading, watching, crying, laughing, learning for weeks following your wonderful report and heart tugging story. I could not resist....I have been assimilated, thank you for all of it!
I'll be taking 6 months to ride south in 2013 so I eagerly await each installment hoping to soak in every bit of intel.
I'm curious if you think carrying the spare tire(s) was worth the trouble. If you hadn't brought them with you, do you think there has been enough availability of tires to just buy them when and where you need them? (and save carrying the weight)