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    San Diego to Florida or Argentina?!

    (I hope this is the right place to post this)

    Hello fellow cyclists,

    I am finally about to finish my Pacific coast ride from Seattle to San Diego(Currently in LA).
    More about that here:
    www.wtfnishant.tumblr.com

    So now I'm starting to plan the next leg of my trip. Here are my 2 options:

    1. Take the Southern Tier route and cross over to Florida. I would have to wait till at least September so the desert heat wont kill me.

    2. Keep heading South to Argentina. I'm not sure how safe it is to travel through Mexico; the Northern bits scare me.

    I am looking for fellow cyclist that would like to join me on either of these trips. I don't have my heart set so I'm willing to go either way.

    About me:

    I'm an ok rider. For the most part i take my time to smell the flowers but I can also ride fast. There is a time and place for everything and I determine my pace around that.
    Check out my CouchSurfing profile for more about me!
    http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/np2fast/

    I try to camp as much as possible but do occasionally throw in CouchSurfing, motels and whatever else into the mix.

    I have no deadline so hopefully I can find someone to join who is on the same boat. Money wise I have enough but I still prefer to travel on the cheap. But I do love to eat and have a soft spot for good beer.


    Well, contact me if your are interested!!!

    Later.

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    Consider flying over the border, or perhaps to Costa Rica or Columbia,
    and restarting there.

    I'm Old so will be staying where I can get my Meds.

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    ride a bus through the hot desert part? or is that cheating?
    "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." - Jesus, Matthew 6:21, KJV translation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justadude View Post
    ride a bus through the hot desert part? or is that cheating?
    If its overland its not cheating

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    If you have the time and the money, head to Argentina! I just finished doing Argentina to Ecuador, it was awesome and epic.

    I think Mexico can be OK as long as you are careful with your route choice. I spoke with many cyclists who had come down through Mexico and loved it/ had no problems. Unfortunately I also know a young woman who was kidnapped and nearly killed on a bike tour in Mexico. So do your homework if you are heading that way.
    My 2010-2011 tour from Argentina to Ecuador:
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    If i do Mexico I would much rather prefer a partner even though I love solo touring.

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    best I can offer is to buy a few beers for you when you get to St Aug Fl using the southern tier..we have quite a few ST guys show up here at the end of the crossing. Oldest one was Ken Patten (85 years old)..did it solo!

    Mike
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    I have done a good part of Mexico and feel it is entirely safe. Sure there are safety issues which are mentioned in mass media all the time, but over all I have felt same during the months I have spent in both large cities, small towns and empty Mexican highways.

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