I fitted a new pair of Pirelli Scorpion Trail 2 tyres to the bike yesterday, the old pair had done 10K Km, and could have gone a bit further, but with the possibility of a complete Covid 19 lockdown looming, I decided to get the new tyres fitted ASAP. The bike shop charged me $118 to fit and balance the tyres, even though I removed and refitted the wheels myself, bastards.
So, today we naturally had to go for a ride to scrub in the new tyres. Now, I know all you Corona experts are going to jump all over me, but we are not in lockdown yet, and we took precautions to avoid any public contact. We took our own tea in a flask, and went to a very remote place. Even our local fuel station is a self service place with a credit card machine.
The ride was to the Leven Canyon, a place we have been to several times, but the ride is awesome, especially with an almost total absence of tourists, they have all been banned and sent back to the big island. The only glitch was new road works over the Gog Mountain range, we hit a couple of Kilometers of fresh, wet, tar, overlaid with heaps of loose gravel. Anyway, the new tyres are now well scrubbed in.