A lady, the wild west, and a motorcycle
Hi! My name is Terra and I'm just starting to do this research so thought I would start a thread and see what you all have to say.
I'm considering a motorcycle trip from Northern California down into Central America. I plan to buy a moto in CA (my brother lives there so hopefully I can do that with his address, etc). I'm 5'5" and looking for advise on what type of touring bike to get (use to have a Ducati Monster 696 and it fit great - not touring obviously). I plan to have panniers for camping gear and can't get crazy with a budget. Buying used is already on my radar. It will also have to be an easier bike to work on and/or find help for issues both in the US and Central America.
My second question is how people feel about the safety of a signal female going through Mexico and south of that. I'll probably drive through Baja and take a ferry back to the mainland.
The plan is to end up in Guatemala, Costa Rica, or somewhere I plan to do some Spanish schooling. I'll be checking around to look at routes, etc.
Yes, I know this all sounds crazy, but I'm serious about it. This is coming from a girl who's writing from France as a cycling tour guide. Originally from Minnesota.
Cheers riding friends!!