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andrea
post Jan 1 2008, 12:09 PM
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I took this amazing trip with Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking. I was so scared to go and it turned out to be an incredible day! I would highly recommend this company for their guides and their equipment! Anyone else out there take this adventure?
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post Jan 2 2008, 09:25 AM
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Haha what a great name for a company. What is the bike like? All downhill? Do you have photos?


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post Jan 4 2008, 12:06 PM
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I did this road back in the 70's by bus when there wasn't so much traffic. Even then it was hair-raising. I don't know this bike company personally, but their website is:
http://www.gravitybolivia.com/
They have a great slide show of the route on this site, showing it is not for the weak-hearted. Id certainly do it if I had the chance. It seems like a world-class adventure.

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post Jan 4 2008, 12:14 PM
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I have seen this video before and I get jello legs just looking at it...can you imagine if I had to drive it.......aaarrrrgggggggg
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andrea
post Jan 18 2008, 05:46 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Jan 2 2008, 02:25 PM) *

Haha what a great name for a company. What is the bike like? All downhill? Do you have photos?



The ride was amazing! It was mostly downhill, except for a short bit that was up (which I found very difficult due to the elevation!) It was sooo much fun! I was so scared to go but it is one of my most favourite memories!

You can see my pics and videos of the trip at www.travelpod.com/members/andrea
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post Jan 19 2008, 02:41 PM
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Certainly is a great trip. We went with Gravity assisted as well, but saw many people that had saved money and gone with other companies - their bikes and equipment looked a bit ramshackle though!

We didn't buy the DVD/Pics for 4 dollars or whatever it was, at the time it seemed like a lot of money, regret it now though, as have nothing to show for it!
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post Jan 19 2008, 03:03 PM
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They did cost a little more, but to me it was really worth it. I even paid extra to upgrade my bike to one with rear shocks as well (vs front only). We did get the dvd - and it was worth it for sure. We didn't have our own camera because everything was soooo dusty, so it was nice to have pics of our trip!
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post Apr 28 2008, 07:33 PM
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A bit of news on this road

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/04/22/...urist-Death.php
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post Apr 29 2008, 09:48 AM
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The final comment reflects the thrill and danger of world travel off the beaten path:

"The risks can be minimized. They can't be eliminated," Matthew said. "We're not selling a ticket to sit on a couch to watch a video of someone mountain biking. We're going into the big outdoors."


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post May 7 2008, 03:04 PM
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Hey there, I did the trip with another company - Downhill Madness! They were brilliant! It was this time last year, and the reason I chose to do it with them is they looked like they had the newest bikes, but also, the helmets they used were proper motorbike helmets - knowing how clumsy I am, I went with this option (plus I was in the middle of getting my teeth fixed in La Paz, so didn't want to ruin them by falling off - those stones are slippy!)

I have pictures and video clips in this entry....
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...97160/tpod.html

They were all supplied by Downhill Madness, and the great thing is, if you happen to lose your CD of photos and videos, they have them all backed up by date, so you can get another one! I am still in touch with Ana in the office, and she still works there, so if you want to be reassured, go and speak to her - she talked me into it!!


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