Biking down the World’s Most Dangerous Road
Some of the photos in this slideshow, “Bolivia’s Extremes” caught my attention. They are about mountain biking in Bolivia; more precisely, on the road so called “The World’s Most Dangerous Road”.
That looks exciting, doesn’t it? According to Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking, it’s about 2,000m descent from snow-covered high altitude plains (3600+m) down to the steaming Amazonian Jungle (1000+m). The trip consists of 64 km (40 miles) of downhill riding, about 90% of the trip, with only a few small uphills and flat bits.
Hmm… thinking about doing this once in a lifetime. 😛
Adventures in Bolivia ( New York Times; August 10, 2008 )