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central america - want the definitive answer

I am planning on riding from Panama to San Diego next Christmas. Excluding any touring, site seeing, etc. I would like to know how many days this ride should take. Base your estimate on a person riding the whole day. In the US this usually can mean about 500 miles a day...on the coast of Turkey it can mean 250 miles/day. I realize that my mileage may vary, but I want to get a feel for what others think
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Wow! Is that a hard one to answer! You're going to blitz through and not stop anywhere? The trip is a few thousand miles, so plan on a good month or 6 weeks.

On the other hand I've read of guys taking months to do that trip because they are making lots of stops and enjoying the trip.

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FWIW, we did the reverse in 9 months!

And I know your proposed trip has been done in 2 weeks - but why would you want to?

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Did a round trip US to Panama in 30 days in '97. Had 3-4 two day stays in some towns but generally moved every day. Had a good time.
Going again in Feb 2001, but this time will continue on to SA.
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