Cheers 3legs. Might bump it up a bit, see how it feels.
I'm in planning for a ride to Mimosa Rocks NP at the end of November (there is a thread on the Australia page for anyone that reckons they could join in). There is no getting around it, there is going to be a fair bit of bitumen, especially through Kosciousko NP. I don't want it falling to pieces on the winding bits between Talbingo and Adaminaby.
I'm just reminded of the day I destroyed a bike tyre (on the back) in the Adelaide Hills. It was already worn out, but that last 50 or so km tore it to shreds - loaded with two kids and camping gear.