La Cumbre

I made it to the deadliest road in the world. La Cumbre was the only road from the jungle to La Paz. Up until 6yrs ago, when the government opened a new road. This road claimed up to 130 lives anualy, earning the reputaion as the deadliest road in the world. Since the opening of the new road, the number of deaths dropped. Though at one point, our guide pulled us over and pointed out a car that ran off the road 4 months ago, killing everyone inside.

The road starts at 15,400ft and ends at 3,000ft over the course of 30 miles.

We got to the head of the trail around 9am. Setup the bikes, and started down the road.

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The first part of the road was paved, and we shared it with semis, bus and an assortment of other vehicules, I guess the begining if the road is technically a Bolivian interstate. But it made for a great ride.

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After 7 miles down the interstate. We jumped on to the old road. The old road veries in a lot in terms of width and rockieness and the cliff along it added to the excitement.

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Fortunately the bike I was riding was of good quality.

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We saw some cool water falls along the way.

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And the views were pretty good too.

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I met some friendly locals.

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Towards the end of the ride, the trail widend out and a nice barrier of trees sepperated the road from the cliff. Which made for great high speed mountain biking.

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The road ended in a little valley and being at 3,000ft the weather was tropical.

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Over all the death road was awesome, and im still alive.

Paul 1- Death Road 0

Take it easy,

Paul

Ps: No matter how cool a party might be, it’s not a party until police in riot gear show up.

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