Hurtling Down the Death Road July 26th 2011 You have to do it to understand it, to feel it.
The very notion of being able to descend 3600m in only a few hours is awesome enough on its own - the idea of being able to do that one one of the world's most infamous and dangerous roads, on a mountain bike, is even better.
The Yungas Road from La Paz to Coroico was constructed by Paraguayan prisoners of war in the 1930's, it was required ... read more
South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » Coroico Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more