TX, NM, CO and Back. Tires?
So my roommate and I are planning a trip from Central Texas to New Mexico, then off to Colorado. We will be staying with his family members other than two days during travels. I will be on my Vstrom 1000 and he will be on his Aprilia Caponard - Currently with Scorpion Rally STR's
What I am wondering here is what should I be focused on for tires? This will be mainly road traveling not so much off road. (Sorry Aaron) I do tend to be a bit more adventuresome on my bike. Currently I have Mitas e-07+'s on and love them but anything over 80 and I feel like I am losing confidence in them. He tends to ride street and slightly more aggressive.
Should I go as far as throwing on some Pilot Roads? Or is there something in between the E07s and the PR5s. As I have never traveled in any of these states I would love some input. Below is what we have planned so far.
Any roads we should hit up as well please let me know. Or any gear recommendations for this trip.
31 Aug Kyle, TX to Placitas, NM 745 Miles Day 1 Longest slog, lots of highway miles
1 Sep Explore New Mexico Ride up Sandia Peak, off-road park maybe?
2 Sep Placitas, NM to Durango, CO 203 Miles Day 3 Short day, can leave around noonish, places to explore on the way
3 Sep Durango CO to Woodland Park, CO 323 miles Day 4 Rocky Mountain High
4 Sep Explore Colorado Pike's Peak summit to Mt. Evans Summit Race? More mountain roads! ( Got any ideas??) Some shooting and stuff.
5 Sep Explore Colorado Rampart Range Road (Dirt!) Hanging out with the fam. Brewery tours. Beer is good.
6 Sep Woodland Park to Lubbock, TX 501 miles Day 7 Some mountains, some desert, some west Texas boringness.
7 Sep Lubbock to Kyle 395 Miles Day 8 Home, James!
Also HELLLLO from Kyle!