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Cycling in Cozumel, Mexico

Old 01-02-13, 11:10 AM
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Cycling in Cozumel, Mexico

Has anyone done any road cycling in Cozumel, Mexico?
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Old 01-02-13, 11:46 AM
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I think you'll get a better chance at response(s) from the touring forum. I remember reading about Cozumel there in the past.
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i didn't ride there, but i was there for a week last april. i could see it being pretty good for riding, but once you get out of san miguel, there's pretty much nothing, so if something goes wrong, you're out of luck. the east side of the island (also called the windward side, i think) is beautiful, but there is literally nothing but one road that runs along the beach and maybe a restaurant every 2 or 3 miles.
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Originally Posted by snugent View Post
i didn't ride there, but i was there for a week last april. i could see it being pretty good for riding, but once you get out of san miguel, there's pretty much nothing, so if something goes wrong, you're out of luck. the east side of the island (also called the windward side, i think) is beautiful, but there is literally nothing but one road that runs along the beach and maybe a restaurant every 2 or 3 miles.
You make nothing sound pretty awesome!
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Originally Posted by snugent View Post
i didn't ride there, but i was there for a week last april. i could see it being pretty good for riding, but once you get out of san miguel, there's pretty much nothing, so if something goes wrong, you're out of luck. the east side of the island (also called the windward side, i think) is beautiful, but there is literally nothing but one road that runs along the beach and maybe a restaurant every 2 or 3 miles.
I'm not really seeing a downside here..... What's the traffic like?
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Yeah. Except for the roads around town, there's only one road and it loops around the southern part of the island...something like 40 miles. Totally flat and very little out there as others have mentioned. I haven't ridden it and have only driven part way around when there diving. Lots of traffic in town. Heading southwest out of town and around the bottom of the island there was very little traffic the times I was there. I imagine the part of the road heading southeast directly across the island is busier. It's certainly not a cycling "destination" per se.

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Two words: DRUNK TOURISTS.

Don't do it. It's dangerous enough on a rented scooter. Go scuba diving instead.
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