Bolivia’s “Death Road” may appear to be an odd spot for a grandma on two wheels.
The world’s most hazardous street spirals skyward almost 11,000 feet, from the nation’s swamp wildernesses to the snow-topped pinnacles of the Andes. Fog, rainfall, rockslides and sheer bluffs are fundamental attractions. The street was likely to take a large number of lives.
However, for 70-year-old Bolivian Mirtha Munoz, the most established ever rival in Bolivia’s 60 km (37 miles) Skyrace, an outrageous bicycle dashing challenge, it was a characteristic augmentation of an enthusiasm she grabbed years back.
Munoz took up biking on the guidance of her family and an analyst companion after her child passed suddenly.
Munoz, one of the race’s founders, says she appreciates all the more calm bicycle riding with her six grandkids, however, concedes she trusts the oldest, presently moving toward 18, will soon follow in her tracks.
Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.