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Old 02-14-05, 12:08 PM   #1
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Bike rentals in Western PR?

anyone know anything about renting bikes in western puerto rico? am headed there and would like to ride, but don't want to bring my own bike. I'll be just outside rincon.

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PLEASE tell me you aren't planning on riding onthe roads down there.

Could you get in and return it in San Juan (I assume you are flying in there)? If so I can look into it for you. My wife is from Cidra and she talks daily to her family there, I think one of them would be willing to look into it.

I would just be suicide to ride on every road I have ever been on down there though.
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PLEASE tell me you aren't planning on riding onthe roads down there.

Could you get in and return it in San Juan (I assume you are flying in there)? If so I can look into it for you. My wife is from Cidra and she talks daily to her family there, I think one of them would be willing to look into it.

I would just be suicide to ride on every road I have ever been on down there though.
Thanks for the reply!

I'm flying into Aguadilla, actually.

Why is is suicide? road conditions? motorists? both?

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Old 02-14-05, 02:22 PM   #4
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I did some riding in Puerto Rico on small beach front access roads and trails near the beach. Very nice. And, I would have loved to have been on a beach cruiser in "Old" San Juan. A nice way to explore all of all the nooks and crannies of that fascinating part of the city.

But, roads that led from one town to another were often two lanes, and narrow. Lots of people driving too fast, and passing where there was no safe place to pass. And, lots of twists and turns, so a driver could come around a curve and be rather surprised to see a bike.

The hotel that rented me a beach cruiser was charging something like $15 for a half-day. If I had been staying more than a week, it would have been cheaper to buy a $70 K-Mart bike and give it to someone as a gift when it was time to leave.

Off the topic...when I got off the ferry leading from "Old" San Juan back to the main highway, there was a bike club gathered at the ferry station. They were showing off their restored Schwinn beach cruiser-type bikes from the 1950's, as well as some new beach cruisers, dressed up in "low rider" style. It was amazing to see how many long hours of work, and how many dollars had been invested in these bikes. Too pretty to ride, though.
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Yea I could see a beach cruiser as mentioned above but in my expierence the roads and the drivers in PR are just crazy. I like to say the only cars in PR that have no signs of a wrech were either just purchased or just fixed. There literally is no logical sense to how they drive there, all over the place. Some roads are VERY narrow with poor surfaces, many big holes on the less than major roads. Drivers will run lights, pass in no passing zones (actually I am not sure why they even put lines when everyone drives like that), drive on the shoulder (i.e. not safe to ride there either) it just goes on and on. I consider myself pretty good in traffic and I would NEVER think about riding on the roads in PR. Guess I am not hardcore enough.
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Work for an airline or on vacation?
Vacation.

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I have worked in the area. I suggest staying off the roads if you know what's good for you.
I suggest bringing one in a travel container.

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