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Old 09-06-04, 01:12 AM   #1
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Cycling Mexico to Argentina or Indonesia to London

Cycling Mexico to Argentina or Indonesia to London.

I'm looking for someone to hook up with to do a cycling trip early 2006.

I know itíll be quiet hard to find someone whoís serious about doing this, so am flexible on routes. As Iím now 30 something I plan to take a fairly relaxed and easy going approach, but have a pretty good idea of whatís involved after doing a big overland motorbike trip a few years ago.

Youíre looking at maybe spending around £1000 on the bicycle, tent and other gear. Distance wise youíre looking at 50 Ė 70 miles a day, which will take around 5 hours.

You donít need to be a cyclist, Iím not and you can build up your fitness as you go. You will need a certain amount of determination though, as it will be tough going at times.

Also, any advice on the trip is very welcome.
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Old 09-06-04, 04:27 AM   #2
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I'm interested.
I don't seem to be doing anything else with my life, I think it would add great tales to my bag. I was thinking about doing a kayak-around-the-world trip for a brief time, not sure why I stopped thinking of it, other than the years it would take to finish.
I did a moderate overland moto trip in 2002, 5000 miles, 30 days, 250cc dualpurpose, but I stayed in the USA (wanted to do part of Canada but couldn't due to several factors)
I was talking to an old campground ranger that took a trip around the world on a bicycle back in the 1970s with no plan or goal other than riding for 3 years. He had stories of veiws, people, and close calls, sounded like it was right up my alley, the moto trip that I was on at the time was rather extemporaneous it's self.
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Old 09-06-04, 04:46 AM   #3
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Oh, I am a good bike mechanic, and I pick up foreign languages fairly quickly too. I know the russian alphabet and work with mexicans so I know a few words(not many, but I haven't been trying either).
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