We're thinking about using our road tandem on a 40 mile bike-path tour. (Tour the Montour in September.)
I bought the bike used with it's stock 2004 Race Lites 700x28C. I was nervous of those, and in newby's excitement I bought a pair of the Ultra Gator Skins that everyone seems to suggest (in 700 x 28C).
Do you think I can use the RaceLites on sharp gravel with maybe a thorn-proof tube? I was looking at CX tires for this little tour, but we're not like some of you guys who ride 1000 miles per season. We'll probably only do about 500 miles per year, so I'd feel kinda silly with a bunch of tires that may get dry-rot before worn out.
But if you think the Ultra Gator Skins aren't good for the gravel, then I'll consider it worth my while to look for some cut-proof CX or touring tires to enjoy the day without flats.
John & Elsa