1) I've posted recently about relunctantly having to use my '94 Trek 850 as a touring bike for our upcoming Land's End to John O'Groats UK trip. I'm wondering if I can get some recommendations on what tire to get to replace the 26" knobbies I have. Our group will include other road bikes, so we'll be 99% of the time on solid roads I'm assuming. Someone mentioned the Conti Town & Country tires in my other thread. In researching them on this forum some people say they are a bit heavy. I will be pulling a Burley Nomad trailer. I also see where a lot of people recommend the Conti Top Touring tire. I don't think they make that tire anymore, at least I couldn't find it on their site.
2) what type of pedals do people usually tour with? Toe clips or clipless?