Yeah, yeah. I'm just bitchin' but on the off chance someone has a solution.... Has anyone found any tire in a 19/17 that works for the really big pigs on our POS Texas roads? And by really big pigs I'm talking Big Stroms and GS's and the like. TKC's get 2K or less for my bunch. Literally, nobody I ride with regularly gets more than that. Tourances and Anakees limit you off-pavement when it's dry and really limit you when it's wet or loose. All 3 are great tires but the trade-offs are just huge. The reason I'm posting this in the regional forum is that I don't think folks in other states realize what our chip and seal roads do to tires. So, other than the unobtainium Heidenau's in a 150 size, is there a Texas solution that provides some moderate grip off-pavement (better than Tourances or Anakees) but wear better than TKC's in Texas? It sucks to worry that a new set of TKC's won't make a 5 day trip to Big Bend/Davis Mountains by way of the Hill Country. I'm itching to get back out there soon but I'd like to be able to do something more than Class 1, gentle Class 2 off-pavement when I get there. For now, it seems like the best choice is a TKC front and a Tourance rear but, dang. It sure would be nice to have a matched set. Almost makes me want to switch to KTM just for better tire choices.