Reiter's Kawasaki is putting on a replacement front tire for Dad. And it's a good thing. After a full row of knobs literally sheared off, it was down to being held together by only a layer of the prayers of people back home. I think mine will make it. The Mefo Explorers have been EXCELLENT tires.
We oiled our chains and plan to inspect everything major to try to reduce the risk of problems making it home, now that we feel so close.
Oh, and in case you didn't realize it, it is REALLY STINKING HOT down here in the 48. Seriously. Way too hot.