Instead of going to Texas I spent the first two weeks in January in Mexico.
I did a short 2 week tour starting in Puerto Vallarta.
The weather was perfect.
It was and ok ride but its not my favorite tour in Mexico. Traffic around PV and Manzanillo and the cobblestone streets were a real pain. The beaches were awesome but the ride getting to them nothing to write home about.
To see a few photos, my itinerary, route map and other details go to http://www.geocities.com/pathebikeguy/jaliscocolima2008