Wife and I will embark on our first self suppported tandem tour (second really but the the first was only a long weekend) in the lake region of Northern Patagonia (Bariloche - Puerto Montt -Chaiten - futaleufu - Esquel - El Bolson). Some of it fairly remote country, about 400 km of mostly gravel roads.
Bike is a Co-Motion Mocha. I wonder about tires, we are running Shwalbe Marathon Racer 26x1.5, which is not a racing tre at all, it is an excellent slick touring tire, at 120 psi. I wonder if I should go for a wider tire with more tread and lower PSI. I suppose I would pay a road friction penalty, but improve in traction and comfort, particularly for the rear tire. Any thoughts?
For the curious here is the trip: