Oh yeah! "RIDE THE SNAKE!!!"
You make a good point about Cycles South. I think I am especially prone to wanting to have the right tool for the job. After watching that movie, I realized how stupid I was being. Those guys hopped on bikes in jean-clad, helmetless glory and rode to Panama. Shortly thereafter I stopped worrying so much about what I was packing or riding. We traveled lightly and didn't even use everything. Great flick.
"I lost 150 pounds...in FIVE days...and I'm ECSTATIC!!"