I have been spending a lot of time recently trying to get to the point of where we have all of our photos up on the website. Unfortunately, the world was just so damn cool and we had a shutter happy bunch of crew members so trying to sort through over 27,000 photos to caption and upload is taking quite a bit of time. That’s right, 27,000 photos. Obviously we can’t put all of them up on the site and nor should we for certain reasons, but we have a lot of new photos coming your way. It has been nice to have the comfort of a nice desk to work on and the luxury of a highspeed internet connection thanks to Steve’s sister Katie, so I have been able to push through a get a lot done so keep checking back to the photo gallery for regular updates.
First up though is one of the coolest places in one of the coolest countries we went to, and it just so happens that we were doing one of the coolest things we have done on the expedition. The World’s most dangerous road. With the opening of a new bypass around the death road, it is a lot safer than it used to be although 43 people had already lost their lives on the 40 miles stretch of road that year. With less traffic to contend with, thrill seekers are heading down the death road for an amazing 63 kilometer descent on mountain bikes. The company to go with is Vertigo Biking Co. and the man is Pablo Paz. We had a great time with Pablo and his Vertigo crew members and scouted out the death road to the point of deciding to drive the Toyotas down the death road a few days after our mountain bike descent. It was a crazy time and we have some great pictures as a result. Thanks Pablo and thanks death road!