Cool, and you are going to the end of the Earth too.
Is that AL or steel and how much does it weigh approx.?
It also looks like a real good place to put a mud flap on to keep the front wheel from setting nails up for rear flats (and flats are a bummer where you are headed.)
Good luck, and I'll be making a trip to where you are sometime this Summer from LA. It will be my first time to most rugged mountains in the West, and I'm looking forward to it (on flat, clean, dry, and curvy roads hopefully.)