Hey guys and girls,
After looking through a lot of interesting topics here on this forum (thank you for that), I am planning my own, first big tour for next year.
The plan is to leave Prudhoe bay, Alaska in the summer of 2010 and arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina around September/October 2011.
Here is the catch, we (going to do this with a buddy), do not have extensive touring experiences. However, we ride our bikes often to work/school and both have been on day trips with our biked (including short trips in the Pyrenees/Alps).
In addition, we're probably going to cycle the 16.000 somewhat miles on bamboo bikes.
A few questions for you guys:
-Do you think starting such a big tour with no or limited touring experiences is manageable? We are both fit and healthy young guys, sport a lot, run a lot and really like outdoor activities incl camping.
-How bad is it to be on the road in Patagonia, South Argentina around August/September?
-How much cash would we approximately need for this journey? I know this differs from person to person, but still I am wondering. We will sleep in tents and live on the cheap most of the time. would 5000 euro's or 7500 dollar be enough? (about 18 dollar/day).
-Are we nuts trying to do this on bamboo bikes?
I was also wondering if there are people here who cycled the same trip/countries that could give me some tips/share some experiences. Which area/country did you enjoy in particular? I've read most of the crazyguyonbike journals and websites I could find, but everybody seems to like everything
I look forward to your replies!