My girlfriend and I are thinking of doing some cycling in January to escape the winter of Northern Canada, and we were wondering where we should go. We were thinking a lot about Baja Mexico, then we read the reports of the shoulders (or lack there of) and the often and frequent close calls with trucks moving in excess of 100mph. Perhaps other people have been exaggerating, I was just wondering if anyone has any experience on this route? We are open to other ideas, but we like the idea of a cheap plane tickets (only $204 plus bikes and taxes to San Diego from Edmonton) and nice weather. We would like to go for about a month with a budget of $1500 each (not including flights). We would camp and make many meals to save money. Does anyone have any recommendations of good cycle routes?