How bout a Hutchinson 2.1 UST Spyder for the back and a 2.3 UST Spyder for the front? It just so happens that I have a set if you want em. I also live in NE.........Ma actually. I have the same rims as you. They are light and roll real well.
I have been riding mostly on Hutchinson tires (UST or Tubeless Light) for the past two summer in those conditions and never had a flat. With Tubeless Light tires though, I put a Scoop of Stan's to make sure I don't flat so maybe I did and I just never noticed.woodyak said:You need a tough tire for our kind of riding, the bigger the better. The Kenda UST stuff only comes in 2.1 but they are practically 2.3's. I also liked the Geax Sturdy 2.25 and the Schwalbe Big Jim are all tough tires. I had terrible luck with Contis and Hutch's. My 2.3 Spyders look brand new accept for the 5 or 6 patches on each tire. I finally took them off because I kept flatting them. I would stay away from the Stan's stuff. I did that for a couple of years and I spent most of my time worrying about flatting.