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December 24, 2005 04:04 PM

New Plan: Guatemala to Panama by bicycle

Central AmericaEven from the beginning, this trip has been marketed and presented as a sailing trip around the world. Though anybody who's read the small print or been following along thus far knows that in nearly 3 months of travel, we have yet to set sail. So far we've travelled most of the five thousand miles to Antigua, Guatemala via bus, with a few ferries, trains, mini-buses and pick-up trucks in the mix.

Now it's time for something completely different. Something that will allow us to interact more closely and intimately with my favorite part of Central America; it's people. Something that lets us stretch our legs and breathe some fresh air. Something that'll give us more freedom about where to go. Something that might actually make our money last longer, while enriching our experience.

When I return to Guatemala, we intend to travel the rest of Central America (El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) by bicycle. In addition to visiting friends and family, I'm running around trying to sort out the logistics of outfitting the 3 of us for this cycling leg of our trip.

If you'd asked me three months ago if I'd be cycling through the jungles of Central America, I'd have said no. That was then, this is now. And nobody, nobody knows what'll happen once we get to Panama; not me, not anybody. Pretty much all that remains intact are the core goals of this trip; To circumnavigate the globe without making any forward progress using air travel. The sailing will come soon enough, for now we continue our drive South... via bicycle.

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Grenks said:

Hey guys! I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2005 02:18 PM
Alex T said:

Hey folks,

As you're getting ready for your bike trip, I'm moving into the important stages of the training for my bike trip.

No, I'm not heading anywhere South for this journey that begins on February 12th, I'm sticking close to home.

For three days, I'll be biking in -40 degree weather along an old highway separating Quebec city from Montreal.

We've been training since November for this jaunt and it's purpose is to put pressure on the Quebec government to do something about Climate Change. There's a team about ten of us, and I'm the only anglophone of the bunch.

Well just thought I'd let you in on my plans and hope your bike trip goes well.

Alex

January 2, 2006 12:58 AM
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