I'm heading over to Punta Cana for a week in february. I'm considering taking the cross bike out there with some big 28 700c tires on them. I have ridden the north side of the island around Cabarete. But I have never ridden around punta cana.
From what I remember in the north:
-the drivers are mad dogs, they'll pass you at high speeds but honk from far away and swing wide so that they don't brush up against you. ( they drive better than chicago suburbanites in SUV's)
-the highway along the coast had potholes, but for the most part was smooth roads.
-the roads into the mountains are SUPER steep and super potholed.
What's it like around Punta Cana ? Is it worth taking the bike or should I just chill with the family and smoke big ones on the beach ? Even a couple of days of riding in that warm sun would make a change for the freezing midwest hell that we are living here in chicago ?