I'm planning on biking from Southern California to Guatemala starting Feb. or March 2006. Anyone else going that wants a partner? This is my first bike trip of this length, so information on the route, time it took people, or other helpful information is also welcomed if you've done this trip before! Also, if you've gone all the way down Mexico to Guatemala, how long did it take you? I've estimated between 2 and 3 months--does that sound right? If I can't find a partner, any advice for convincing mom that I'd be safe as a woman travelling alone? Thanks!