I've read numerous posts from riders planning long trips concerned about having to replace tires or whether or not tires will last. There are many of us that have tire changers. I, and I'd bet many others, would be willing to coordinate having a set of tires ready for travelers passing through the area. I'm in northern VA, about 40 miles east of the start of Skyline Drive, and am willing to coordinate to assist. You could have new tires shipped to my location and we could set-up a date/time to mount/balance....