I searched on the forums for people who had traveled through Mexico and Columbia on bike but couldn't find anything, though I could be missing some threads. Anyway, I'm a little nervous going through these countries because of the crime recently. I'm not talking so much about pickpockets, but more about the drug gangs that are supposed to be 'at war' with the police. I'm sure a large part of this is just the news hyping up the situation, but I'm a little apprehensive to go through these countries by myself on bike. Anyone have any experience going through that would discuss the current situation with them? Like I said, I'm sure a lot of it is just exaggerated, but I can't make a good assessment of them with my information coming from sources that only like to report when a police helicopter is shot down with an RPG, or the soaring kidnapping rates.
So yea, what was the route you took, and what was your experience with it?