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Would Ewe Drive Along This Road ?
« on: 10/02/2009 12:30:36 »
This is a Bolivian road known as The Road Of Death. It is well known to be the most dangerous road in the world...hmm..I wonder why !!

It, at some points, narrows to only nine feet and is populated with many blind corners and hairpin bends.

Would ewe drive along this road ?




















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Re: Would Ewe Drive Along This Road ?
« Reply #1 on: 10/02/2009 12:38:56 »
Neil, I can't drive but if I could then I'd be too scared anywyay since I'm scared of heights as well.
 

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Re: Would Ewe Drive Along This Road ?
« Reply #2 on: 10/02/2009 12:39:46 »
Geeze, I got the tummy twitters just looking at a picture of it!

You wouldn't want to meet a drunk driver coming the other way on that road. Mind you, you'ed have to be drunk to work up the courage to drive on it yourself!!!
 

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Re: Would Ewe Drive Along This Road ?
« Reply #3 on: 10/02/2009 14:22:16 »
Annual fatalities are in the hundreds. Apparently most of them are when people are reversing to allow someone to pass !

I would never drive there too...or be a passenger of someone.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 10/02/2009 15:49:32 »
If I remember correctly it is the only way in to one of the major cities in Bolivia isn't it Neil? If so, I am not going there.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 10/02/2009 16:10:50 »
Hmm...  I wonder if 'Top Gear' could be persuaded to go there for one of their features.

Just e-mailed them to ask if they'd ever considered it.
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« Reply #6 on: 10/02/2009 17:39:27 »
Hmm...  I wonder if 'Top Gear' could be persuaded to go there for one of their features.

Just e-mailed them to ask if they'd ever considered it.
As long as Jeremy Clarkson is only allowed to drive in reverse gear along it!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 10/02/2009 17:40:48 »
Geeze, I got the tummy twitters just looking at a picture of it!

You wouldn't want to meet a drunk driver coming the other way on that road. Mind you, you'ed have to be drunk to work up the courage to drive on it yourself!!!
You are right Don. It cured my constipation straight away. At least you would get to know what colour adrenelin is!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 10/02/2009 21:23:11 »
Wholly Shmolly.......I would not even consider it

(I get Sceered just driving along certain parts of the old.....US highway 101...)There are parts of the road that are most of one lane The road is breaking off and falling over the cliff Its very cliffy and sceery in places.... always made me a white knuckled rider......
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« Reply #9 on: 29/12/2009 13:19:52 »
Hmm...  I wonder if 'Top Gear' could be persuaded to go there for one of their features.

Just e-mailed them to ask if they'd ever considered it.

Well, they [TG] never got back to me about it but I see that it did indeed feature largely in the 2009 X-mas special.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 29/12/2009 16:52:04 »
Lee, you should ask for royalties :-)
 

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« Reply #11 on: 29/12/2009 17:44:04 »
That is a horrid road.. I would rather fly in.. as I remember that was an alternative was it not?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 31/12/2009 17:18:39 »
I saw the Top Gear thing. Clarkson nearly plunged into a rivine and Hammonds breaks stopped working. The boring guy nearly killed Clarkson with a knife as he shunted him up the bum (in his car) and May is scared of heights. It was indeed hair raising. Eventually Hammond got stuck in a ditch as he was pulling over to let a truck pass. The usual mayhem ensued. Silly arses!
 

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