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International / Tips For Cycling From Patagonia Along PanAM Hwy
« on: April 15, 2013, 07:40:05 pm »
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Apr 15, 2013 4:35 PM
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Help: Want to Cycle From Patagonia and Follow PanAM Hwy North!
I want to start near Southern tip of Argentina and bike as far as possible in 89 days. I need to get plane tickets for mid-Dec to mid-Feb 2014... but have major questions.
#1: Not sure which cities would be smartest to fly in/out of. I've gone XC-USA on nice roads, not lots of elevation... not sure if 3-4000 miles in 2 1/2-3 months is reasonable to cycle for Argentina and Chile... with rougher roads and more elevation climbs.

#2: Does anyone know of a good source for bike maps with camping sites/elevation marked?

#3: Is mid-Dec. a good time to start weather wise and do MOST winds flow Southeast? Prevailing winds would be nice!

#4: If you are a biker, can I just put heavy duty tires on my touring bike and be okay?


Have a touring bike I've used f/CA-FL... do I need a mountain bike?  Is mid-Dec. a good time to start?  PanAm Hwy decent w/good camping possibilities? Tons of elevation? Thought winds went SE.  Will I get prevailing winds (a novelty on any trip)?  Not best big airport close to Patagonia to fly into... or what major city to fly out of if I only have 89 days of travel time.  What is reasonable.

REALLY APPRECIATE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT HAS SOME SOLID ADVISE!  I'm a retired teacher usually in good condition, though just had a knee replacement.  Should be up to the challenge by Dec. 2013.  Will trade help for fishing trip if someone is heading north.
Mr. Z

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