Cycling CA to South America

  • bobdobbs

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    Feb 01, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    Status update: Over 7000 miles in seven months. Still loving it.

    I'm on a bike tour from San Jose, CA through Central America (and beyond, hopefully.) Left mid April to head to Death Valley first. Presently in Ecuador.
    Is anyone out there interested in tagging along for some of it?

    More immediately, if anyone is (or knows of someone) willing to put up a bicycle tourist for a night or two anywhere along my route I'd love to hear about it. Also open to suggestions for places to visit.

    Thanks,
    Bobdobbs
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    Feb 01, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    Sounds like a lot of fun. Take pictures.
  • bigtallguy

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    Feb 01, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    If you make it down to Chile, let me know.
  • bobdobbs

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    May 22, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
    Update May 22:
    In Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur. 1200 miles down and 10000 or so to go. If anyone in Baja (Loreto, Mulege, La Paz, etc.) cam offer a spare couch or bed or shadey spot for the tent please let me know.

    Thanks!
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    May 22, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    That sounds like the ride of a lifetime! I wish i could come!
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 22, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    I wish that I could join you on this international bike ride. It sounds awesome. Unfortunately, I am stuck in Buffalo, NY.
  • bobdobbs

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    May 27, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    teamzissou saidThat sounds like the ride of a lifetime! I wish i could come!


    I kinda wish you could too...
  • bobdobbs

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    Aug 19, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
    Over 4k miles so far, in Chiapas now and looking forward to Central America soon!
  • Lanter

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    Aug 19, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
    What are you going to do about the Darien Gap? I have a friend who has been talking about this, but he's also considering starting in Deadhorse, Alaska.
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    Aug 19, 2012 5:41 PM GMT
    Sounds absolutely incredible! Have a fantastic time and take care. If you put photos online anywhere I'd love to see them
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    Aug 19, 2012 5:46 PM GMT
    Every time I see this thread, I think how awesome it would be to do that ride.
  • TR_Latitude10

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    Aug 19, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    I'm on the N. Pacific beach in Costa Rica. When do you think you'd be here? We're having an unusually dry "wet season" but I'd still suggest getting here before October when our heaviest rains usually arrive. Send me a PM for more information. I imagine we'd be on your travel route as you'd most likely cross the border from Nica into CR on the Pacific side using Hiway 1.
  • metta

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    Aug 19, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    Good to hear that you made it though most of Mexico safely.
  • bobdobbs

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    Aug 25, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    Lanter saidWhat are you going to do about the Darien Gap? I have a friend who has been talking about this, but he's also considering starting in Deadhorse, Alaska.


    I will put the bike on a boat and sail to Colombia.

    The Darien Gap actually CAN be transited, but not in the rainy season. I kniw, everyone will tell me it can't be done. But it's being done.
  • bobdobbs

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    Aug 25, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidEvery time I see this thread, I think how awesome it would be to do that ride.


    You should do it!
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    Aug 25, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    bobdobbs said
    paulflexes saidEvery time I see this thread, I think how awesome it would be to do that ride.


    You should do it!
    I'm barely at 50 miles now (just got the bike a couple months ago). Once I can knock out a century a week, I'll start planning a trip.
  • bobdobbs

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    Sep 13, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    Two weeks crossing Guatemala and Honduras. After all the great experiences in Mexico I knew it would be a tough act to follow. But I could probably spend more time in Guatemala. Beautiful people, gorgeous landscapes. Guatemalan smiles are the best!
  • bobdobbs

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    Oct 13, 2012 11:35 AM GMT
    And now in Colombia, about to climb my highest pass so far and drop downto Cali. Having the time of my life!
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    Oct 13, 2012 11:53 AM GMT
    Awesome! Love your sexy legs!
  • metta

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    Oct 13, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    Are you photographing some of this?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 13, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    Are you planning on cycling all the way to Tierra del Fuego and view the stormy Strait of Magellanicon_question.gif
  • bobdobbs

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    Oct 18, 2012 3:22 PM GMT
    Photos yes. Tierra del Fuego if time permits. I am keeping a trip journal at

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/index.html?o=1&doc_id=10176&v=Ue

    You can find pics there.
  • metta

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    Oct 18, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    bobdobbs saidPhotos yes. Tierra del Fuego if time permits. I am keeping a trip journal at

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/index.html?o=1&doc_id=10176&v=Ue

    You can find pics there.


    Thanks! icon_smile.gif

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/index.html?o=1&doc_id=10176&v=Ue
  • bobdobbs

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    Oct 29, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    Ecuador!
  • metta

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    Oct 29, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    <3 this one!

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