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Old 03-12-08, 09:04 PM   #1
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Hello from MD - a concerned Mom

My 19 year old son wants to travel from MD to CA "alone" on his bike. Has anyone in this forum done this before? If so, how safe is it. I worry about vehicles and dangerous people. Please help me calm my nerves. Thanks for your thoughts
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Old 03-12-08, 09:06 PM   #2
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I think he'll be fine, and so will you.

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Old 03-14-08, 09:33 AM   #3
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Does he have cycling experience? Can he fix his bike? There are some basic skills to have, but I think it would be a great thing to do, a life-changing/affirming experience.

My friend just up and rode from Maryland to Chiapas, Mexico last year. His original plan was to ride to Brazil, but he had to come back for his sister's wedding. He is young, and very dedicated: http://biketobrazil.blogspot.com/

Also, this: http://www.bikeitsolo.com/
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