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26 Dec 2011

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


Current Location: San Diego, CA, USA

Arrived: 24 December 2011

Estimated Departure: 30 December 2011 02 January 2012

Current Mission(s):

  1. Rest up, prepare bike/self for Baja California Stage  COMPLETE
  2. Hang out with sister COMPLETE
  3. Develop Zackpacking.com IN PROGRESS
  4. Study Spanish IN PROGRESS

Future plans:

Zack is very excited.  Zack and his trusty bicycle “Tony” are about to cross the border into Mexico towards longer days and warmer climes for the second stage of the Tour de Zack

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 (1000 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.  All of these possibilities are sounding pretty good.

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