Looks like it did the job!...... (here's comes the disclaimer) of course I don't recommend you strike the bike when it's on the stand, but in the end it's up to you to make that decision and take the responsibility for yourself. (end disclaimer) Getting ready for the TAT sounds like a great adventure! Any pics or stories of using the Trail Stand on your trip would be great posted here or in a ride report! Thanks for the posts and have a great trip, I look forward to seeing a ride report!