Thanks for the advice. Yeah Ché was sort of in the back of my mind when I became infatuated with taking this trip. I'm no prodigy, just a working boy with dreams and ideas I can´t even understand. My dad is a Dr. in New Jersey, originally from Peru, and my mother is a nurse in Jersey as well, I am one of seven kids but I'm living alone in Lima trying to see the world before I change it. Now I'm at Cayetano Heredia University studying Leishmaniasis, travelling by pick up with Docs and researchers to small villages in the highlands such as Yumpe in Ancashe, San Lorenzo, and Cajamarca...
...way better than spending my summer at the Jersey shore waiting for the clouds to change.
I can see why two bikes would be great, I surf a lot and I love the solitude, but the only problem is we want to take 1hr 45 min shifts and rest for half an hour after every two shifts, riding for twelve hours a day. I can do two bikes eight years from now when I finish my med school and residency...but for now I have limited time.
I'm definatly going to get a bike and take some minor trips when I'm back in Jersey, any other advice on getting physically fit for a trip such as this or any information on snot-nosed punks such as us trying to keep up with the big boys?