Has anyone ever cycled south out of L.A.? I'm going there shortly, en route for Mexico, and I wonder if anyone has any advice on how to leave the city gracefully on two wheels. I've heared that the roads are utterly terrifying, and although I intend to invest in a good map I also fully expect to get horribly lost on six-lane highways. If anyone has any idea how to avoid getting turned into road jam, please let me know.
Oh, and while I'm about it, does anyone have any pointers for Tijuana. Like, how not to get mugged at gun/knife point? Ha ha.