Alaska - Antarctica on a bus!
Replies: 22 - Last Post: Sep 19, 2012 10:01 AM Last Post By: eddystonelightk...
Sep 18, 2012 7:09 AM
Sep 18, 2012 8:56 AM
16I would not want to rain on anyone's parade but I would think long and hard about that one Anna.
You would be sharing the roadway with some damn crazy drivers.
Sep 18, 2012 8:10 PM
17Lots of people do it Jirijirimo. Just about all of them survive. There's no rule saying you have to ride the Interamericana. Plenty of quiet back roads. The worst drivers I came across where on the West Coast of the US. Most traffic I came across in Mexico, Guatemala, etc., was people on horseback, mules, the occasional motorbike.
Sep 18, 2012 11:11 PM
18He was just looking for an excuse to post that photo, Anna. You've got to admit it's an impressive shot, whether real or totally faked.
No one who's been around at all could possibly doubt that people do north to south rides on bicycles all the time--I've seen a dozen in a single day on ruta 40, pedaling steadily into ridiculous winds on the way south. But that doesn't mean much to our over-enthused, under-researched OP. He and his friends are not taking bicycles--now, or ever. Of course, neither are they bringing a bus to Ushuaia, much less landing a rotation at one of the Antarctic stations. They'll figure it out in due course.
Sep 19, 2012 9:08 AM
19True, Mark. The chances of OP's dreams leaving the bounds of his over-excitable friends imaginations is probably quite small. If their first question is "What about Mexico?" they probably do need to get out and about a bit more before contemplating travel by any means.
But, still, I never like to miss an opportunity to plug bike travel as a superior form of tourism, for all of the reasons I've alluded to above.
I desperately need to drag myself out of rural Panama and get back on my bike... it's been way too long.
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