Sorry, not big on bikes. I also live on the east coast, which is just about as opposite as you can get from ANYONE on Snafu. Not that they would enjoy my company anyway.
Also, you were talking about hitting up Philadelphia, New Jersey... you know that's on the East
coast, right? Thousands of miles away from your original path to Panama.
As the people in the thread have said, if you cut through into Central Canada you can meet up with a couple of people from snafu, and Mir@k near the east coast of Latin America, apparently near(ish) Panama.
But heading to New Jersey would detour you thousands of miles away from your original destination.
Not very efficient in my eyes...
But hey, if you want to forgo the trip to Panama and make it a cross coast, cross country adventure, then by all means pinball across the entire western hemisphere.