Well, The sun came out today finally and I was able to take my new Continental Town and Countries (26X1.90) for their maiden voyage.
I road in a 4 block loop around my house and am totally disappointed. I had the tires aired up to max PSI and still I was about riding on the rims where as my cheep knobbies I had on before had almost no flex. Now the sidewalls have stretch marks from running flat on the ground. This was on flat ground. Don't even get me started on what happened on the first (and last) easy turn at 6mph. The sidewalls just rolled over. Guess I'll just hang them up in the back of the shop and forget about them. Their not even good enough for my trainer. I never even broke 10mph on them; I was afraid I might screw up my rims. BTW the $8 dollar Wallmart slick I use for my trainer holds up as good as my knobbies do with no flex, so I know this isn't just a road tire thing. This only furthers my opinion that the Conti's T&C are crap.