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17 Feb 2012

The Big Picture: Zack is currently riding his bicycle from San Francisco, CA to South America.  The “Tour de Zack”.


Current Location: Creel,  Chihuahua, Mexico

Arrived: 14 February 2012

Estimated Departure: 17 February 2012

Current Mission(s):

  1. Explore the Copper Canyon Area COMPLETED
  2. Ride bike to Mexico City COMPLETED
  3. Develop Zackpacking.com IN PROGRESS
  4. Study Spanish IN PROGRESS

Future plans:

Zack is very excited.  Zack and his trusty bicycle “Tony” are now in mainland Mexico about to explore the amazing Copper Canyon area and then will continue on riding through amazing places to Mexico City!

Likely “Stages” of this Tour de Zack are:

Stage 1: USA (1000 km)
Stage 2: Baja California (1500 km)
Stage 3: Mazatlan to Mexico City (with side trip to copper canyon) (1600 km)
Stage 4: Southern Mexico (1500 km)
Stage 5: Guatemala/El Salvador/Honduras (1000km)
Stage 6: Nicaragua/Costa Rica/Panama (1500km)
Stage 7: Colombia (500km)
Now, there are a couple of things that may get in the way of this trip.  First, as noted in an earlier ZackTracker, my sister and I have applied to be on the Amazing Race.  If we make the next round of casting, I will have to return to the US in January/February, and if we make the show, I will have to leave the bike in May at the latest.   Second, I’m on a shortlist for crewing a sailboat from Mexico to French Polynesia.  If I get the spot on the crew I will need to leave the bike in early April.  Third, I will likely be making a side trip to Cuba at some point.  All of these possibilities are sounding pretty good.

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