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Mountain Biking Photos from ‘Death Road’!

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I was digging around on my computer the other day when I came across some old pics of when I did some Mountain Biking down ‘the World’s most dangerous road’, which is the La Paz to Coroico road in Bolivia. This was one of the best things I’ve done travelling, even though I was mentally exhausted by making sure I didn’t fall off the edge.

I wrote about this previously on my article about ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Road‘, but here are a few more pics to wind down the clock before you leave work for the day!

Some of them are pretty spectacular and give you an indication of the scale of the area, as well as some of the vehicles that used to traverse the road. Even though this ‘highway’ was meant to be two lanes, there are some areas along the road where it’s only wide enough to let one truck pass!

Anyway here you go!

Death Road Mountain Biking Photos!

Coroico Road
Great way to cool off!
The World's Most Dangerous Road
Somehow, I don’t think that beeping the horn to let the opposing traffic know you’re coming won’t work here!
Downhill Mountain Bikes
Look, no hands!
Mountain Biking Photos - Death Road
One more step back is a 600 m drop!
South American Highways
I don’t think Paul McCartney literally thought of this place when he wrote ‘The Long and Winding Road!’
Extreme Mountain Biking
Who has right of way?
Hard Core Mountain Biking
Great as a mountain biking track – not sure if it’s great as a highway!
Convoy Of Mountain Bikes
Which activity is safer?
Truck On Narrow Road
I reckon this driver is wearing the brown underpants!
Washout On Highway
Traffic Jam
Peak hour on the Bolivian highways!
Mountain Bike Trails
Mind the Gap!

I’ll say this again, mountain biking down this road was right up there with one of the best experiences of my life. I was so pumped, I could barely sleep that night, and I wanted to do the ride again! And I didn’t use too many Spanish Curse Words or much Australian Slang!

Just know your own limits, and you will be just fine! Respect your bike and the road, and you should come away alive!

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