I noticed in your report you were running a set of the metzler Torrence next tires. Would you run the same tires again? I’ve got a 2017 explorer XCX with the Torrence next tires on it. While I’ve had good service on the street with them I’m somewhat skeptical of their life expectancy. 5500 miles on mine and they are more than half used up. Bike loaded with gear for a trip of this nature is pushing 650-675 lbs plus rider. While I’ll trailer at least as far as witchita or possibly as far as Denver it still may be an 8-10K trip. Maybe we’ll see each other out there on the road.