Road of Death

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    And we think traffic here is a problem.

    Road of Death ~ Stremnaya Road is called the road of death and its situated in Bolivia

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    Would you like to add this to your daily commute? I would be curious to know how many have gone over the edge.

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    And you thought the P.A. turnpike was bad! am shaking at last picture you would want a nerve of steel to travel this road.

    Road of Death ~ Stremnaya Road is called the road of death and its situated in Bolivia.

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  2. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I guess the penalty for drunk driving is pretty stiff there.:lol:
     

  3. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Thats unreal i cant imagine driving on something like that. I wonder how long it took them to carve that out of the mountain?
     
  4. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    Makes dead man's curve look like a school zone!

    Thanks for sharing this ACE!


    Kenny
     
  5. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I can see me going the "LONG WAY" and not using any of those roads.
     
  6. jsk30

    jsk30 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing ACE
     
  7. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    Thats amazing! id love to drive that. i might sound nuts but how awesome would that be!?
     
  8. catfishcrazyjr

    catfishcrazyjr New Member

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    ok! what about a 3 point turn around!!! with your wife driving lol.
     
  9. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    The exit ramps are rather steep!:lol:
     
  10. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    really wonder who has the right of way if you happen to meet on that cow path!
     
  11. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Bet the pucker factor kicks in on that second one. Thanks again Ace.
     
  12. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    thanks for the pic's ace !
     
  13. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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  14. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I saw a documentary about this road. Sorry there is no long way around. I believe about 30 people per mile have died on that road, and it's a couple hundred miles long. (if I remember correctly) So that's lots of people. One guy and his wife and daughter were on a bus that plunged over the side. Everyone on the bus died but him. Somehow he survived. He was taken to the hospital, treated for minor injuries, and released. On the bus ride home, the same thing happened, and he survived again! Now, none of the villagers will board a bus with him because they think he's bad luck. Those are AWESOME photos. Ace, were you actually on that road? If so, you're NUTS!!!
     
  15. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    Ace, after looking around, i think you have pics of 2 different roads.....i want no part of either!:crazy:
     
  16. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Great pictures Ace.Thx for sharing.
     
  17. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    wow, talking about the road less traveled. If thats the best route I cant imagine the worst route.

    Thanks for sharing pictures Ace.

    We think we got problems with a few pot holes :crazy:
     
  18. thegavel

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    The North Yungas Road (also Grove's Road, Coroico Road, Camino de las Yungas, El Camino de la Muerte, Road of Death, and Death Road) is a 38 to 43 mile road (depending on source) leading from La Paz to Coroico, 35 miles (56 km) northeast of La Paz in the Yungas region of Bolivia. It is legendary for its extreme danger and in 1995 the Inter-American Development Bankchristened it as the "world's most dangerous road" One estimate is that 200-300 travellers are killed yearly along the road, or one vehicle every two weeks
     
  19. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    no way. not this cat. my claws ain't that big.:tounge_out:
     
  20. Lngbo

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    Well, you just showed me a place I never want to go. What a road Yuck.