a southbound see-the-world day, backroads and gravel through two states and 550 miles, and it got a little frantic there towards the end coming down off the mountain before the sun went down. whoever said TKCs won't stick? yikes, kinda runnin' out of room on those lugs. the price on TKCs has gone up over 25% in the last few years, now when you look at the cost per mile against the Big Block, it's nearly a tossup. the main advantage of the TKC is in long range travel where it's inconvenient to run out of tire. i ran through some deep water crossings today and i'm not sure i would have gotten out of those without a blocky tread rear.