Todd and Dylan, I finally got the time to read your RR from start to finish. I couldn't believe you got a flat that close to home and then have it blow the sidewall like that! Glad you made it home safely though. It was a great report and I enjoyed reading and being able to be a small part of your trip. What a crazy way to have to end a trip, but I'm glad you where able to ride the bike home. That makes for an epic trip! On a side note about flat tires, I ended up getting a flat front about 3 weeks after getting home from Alaska. It was the same tire and tube that made it all the way there and back. It ended up being one of the patches that I put on the tube from last year failed. Luck was on my side as I was only about 10 miles from home and I was carrying my spare tube and compressor as well. I too am glad that I didn't have the tire go flat on the Dalton. Fred.