To address your question of my location, I'm in East Tennessee (travel the back roads (occasionally The Dragon) to North Georgia visiting friends. Have regularly used my Clarity for longer trips, as was envisioned, to Buffalo, Tampa, & San Antonio. Just purchased a set of tires & am quite pleased so far with the performance & lack of road noise. Will try to revisit here with info...or maybe find a "forum", or whatever, about Clarity tires. Maybe I'll get "up to speed"...no pun intended.