Ed and Fran
Nov 29, 2006, 12:56 PM
Post #5 of 6
where along the Gulf should I go? I want to avoid riding through industrial and heavily trafficked areas...
Re: [Wupatki] Self-supported tour by bicylce
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Oooff, that's a tough one. One recommendation is that after crossing the border and heading south, take the route to Tampico that goes by way of Cd Victoria (San Fernando - Cd Victoria - Estacion Manuel) rather than the road that goes San Fernando - Soto la Marina - Aldama - Estacion Manuel.
We usually drive the Soto la marina - Aldama route. It's fine for cars but has no shoulders. I wouldn't think that biking with a trailer would be a good option on that road.
Not sure what to tell you after reaching Tampico. The coast road, route 180, between Tampico and Tuxpan, also has no shoulders, and has a decent amount of traffic.
I'll assume you have a good set of flashing lights behind you, and maybe a flag.
As the line went, "You're a braver man than I am, Gunga Wupatki."
If you come through Tuxpan (in one piece), get in touch with me (before arriving) and we can meet. Use the MexConnect private messsage function.