Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm getting ready for my first tour anywhere outside of the continental United States. A friend and I are leaving for Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Our route looks solid enough, but unfortunately from what I understand, the roads there couldn't be less conducive to cycling! Most of the time we will be on fairly normal, two-lane roads along the coast (no shoulders, though). But there will be times when we have to travel on some one-lane mountain roads with plenty of blind corners and definitely no shoulder.
Does anyone have any words of reassurance or practical advice for these kinds of situations? This is the only part of the trip that I'm pretty nervous about, but I know that people tour in areas with roads that are way more precarious than the ones we'll be on. Maybe I'm just being a baby?