My next issue was tires, The big, lugged tread Lou on the front and the Chao Yang whatchamacallit on the back wasn't necessary for the gravel. Overkill and far too heavy. So, I found my 5 year old Larry 3.8"er and a 4 year old Big Fat Larry to swap in there. The BFL went up front and that "skinny" Larry went on the back. It is really weird how a 3.8" Larry looks positively anemic these days when we have 4.8+ inch tires roaming the Earth. Anyway, the Larrys are mounted and ready. It is great to have a slightly lower bottom bracket again. Those big tires really jack the Ti Muk up like a 4X4.
On the nav/computer front, I put in a request for that new Lezyne Micro C GPS unit through work. I'm not sure that'll happen before this ride though. We'll see. If not, oh well. I'll just rely on Tony's computer and count miles for fun as I ride. The cues for this will be figured out ahead of time and perhaps I can write up my own for the route. And speaking of the route......
Tony had a route in mind but it followed one of the recently flooded out rivers, which we both agreed might prove to be a bad idea due to potential washouts and/or bridge damage. So, as of now, it looks as though we'll be heading West then back East again. At any rate, it will be 100 miles of gravel with some small towns thrown in as resupply points. We're going out Saturday October 1st at around 9am from an as yet undisclosed spot in town here. Interested? Join us if you can on your fat bike. We could have a "thundering herd' of fat bike tires the likes of which hasn't been seen in a while around these parts.