WMDR Yungas Road
WMDR Yungas Road
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Ari T
Seattle, WA67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We biked it with Xtreme downhill and everything about it was amazing from the equipment provided to the guides to the ride itself. Its a gorgeous area and a must do for anyone visiting la paz who is comfortable on a bike (do NOT do this if you aren't. its full rocks and gravel with some steep areas and it really is next to an exposed edge at parts. actual downhill mountain biking, not just a tour day trip.)
Written January 22, 2020
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logan b
Australia103 contributions
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Jan 2023
There are so many companies in la Paz offering tours to the death roads so it’s hard to know which one to go with. After speaking to people living in la Paz we choose Barracuda.

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.
Our group of seven was a great size, this meant we could all cycle freely without fear of bumping into anyone and weren’t squashed like sardines into the van. The views were brilliant and the safety equipment was essential. We were kitted out well with full helmets, pants and a jacket.

The road is not mostly closed for traffic so you can really enjoy the downhill drive. At the end you have a well deserved dinner and a pool.
Written February 19, 2023
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK615 contributions
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Feb 2019 • Friends
This is an absolute must-do when in the city of La Paz. However it is not for the fainthearted being officially listed as 'The World's Most Dangerous Road'. I would recommend taking a tour in which you can cycle along its perilous 55km.
Written March 27, 2019
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Erica L
Sydney, Australia43 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
I did a death road biking trip 2 weeks ago and the day ended in tragedy.

The company I went with was Gravity, and if you must do the death road I believe that Gravity is the ONLY company that you should go with. My review is not for Gravity though, but for a company called No Fear, and also the death road in general.

What happened:

The death road biking trip has two halves: the first is on a relatively safe asphalt road, and then the second half is on the death road itself. After about an hour of riding down the death road my group rounded a corner and came across several distressed travellers who had just rounded that same corner to discover that one of their friends had fallen off the side of the road down a cliff (sheer drop, several hundred meters high). Her bike was on the edge of the road and her body was down the bottom of the cliff. The company that she was doing the ride with, No Fear Adventures, did not have adequate rescue equipment. All that they had was a single rope, which wasn't even long enough to get down the cliff that she had fallen down. As such, my group (obviously) stopped to offer our assistance.

Our guides from Gravity did all that they could to help with the rescue, but the whole thing was a disaster. The rescue effort was poorly coordinated and the people from No Fear appeared to be reluctant to accept our help, even though they needed it. It took 3 hours to retrieve the girl's body, culminating in about 40 travellers all needing to stand in a line hauling her up the cliff with several connected ropes and no pulley system. Meanwhile, the one ambulance allocated to death road was back in La Paz taking somebody with a broken limb to hospital, and two other people with broken limbs were sitting watching the rescue effort without adequate first aid. The police took 3 hours to arrive and a couple of paramedics arrived with the police after her body had already been retrieved.

Communication was poor: ultimately, everybody was anxious to know whether the girl was dead or alive, and we did not receive an answer to this until we had finished retrieving her body from the bottom of the cliff and could see for ourselves that she was dead. To make matters worse, we had been told that we could only retrieve the body if she was alive, and would otherwise have to wait for the bomberos to arrive. As such, when the retrieval began we were filled with the false promise that she was still alive, and it was an awful and avoidable shock to then see her lifeless and disfigured body carried past us on a stretcher.

My heart goes out to her travelling partner who was put through an awful ordeal that afternoon. My heart also goes out to her family. The girl was only 22 years old. What a tragic and pointless waste of a life.

My advice:

The death road - I don't think that this should be a tourist attraction. This incident marked the third time in 2 weeks that somebody had fallen off the road. Only 1 of those 3 people survived. Yes, mountain biking is fun, and this is a public road so "technically" this is not even mountain biking (although the terrain is definitely something that inexperienced bikers should not be riding). Before I road the death road I asked many people about their experiences and consensus was that it was safe enough if you rode carefully and had a good bike. Unfortunately, these things did not save this girl. She was riding in the middle of her group, and they were one of the last groups of the day (along with my gravity group). We were all riding at a reasonable speed. Furthermore, I saw her bike and it was of a good quality. I cannot comment on its maintenance, however there was a skid mark on the road next to where she fell off, implying that the brakes were functional. Unless you are a highly experienced mountain biker there are many things that you just cannot control. I saw many people lose control of their bikes on this road.

Which company? - I think that Gravity should be commended for how they assisted in this rescue. If you must do the death road biking tour I think that it is important to go with the best company around. The stakes are so high that it is foolish to take ANY risks for the sake of saving some money. All that I know about No Fear is what I saw that day - that they did not handle the rescue well.

My heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of this poor girl.
Written August 18, 2014
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Storyteller21420
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
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For the ride of your life!! Sounds too good to be true?? Think of riding a mountain bike down from a 4700m high alpine pass to lush tropical forests at about 1100m all in 64km. Along roads with spectacular views of mountains, rivers and valleys. Part of the trip is along a stretch of road named as the "Worlds Most Dangerous Road", because of the sheer cliffs along the narrow dirt road where many vehicles over the past years have fallen off...with few of the passengers surviving.

I went on the ride with Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking, as they had the best reputation from other travelers I met, as well as being the only company mentioned in the guide book. In the busy season you need to book at least 2 or 3 days before you do the ride, as it can be booked out. Gravity offer online bookings and reservations at their website gravitybolivia.com and the staff in the office are really helpful as well.

We started with a bus trip up to La Cumbre at about 4700m, leaving La Paz at about 7.45 in the morning. The guides were friendly and helpful with the many questions we asked on the hours ride to the top. Once at the top, the guides got each person a specific bike, and made sure that each person learnt how to use the gears and the superb and strong hydraulic disc brakes on the bikes. The bikes were all Kona hard tails (front suspension bikes), but they had full suspension bikes available as well if you wanted one. All the bikes were equipped with very good components, such as marzocchi suspension forks and shimano deore gearing.

Once everyone had a bike, we were given a safety speech (in English thank goodness...my Spanish is limited to “cerveza por favor”) and some riding tips to help get us down the hill safely. We then set off.

The first part of the road is tarmac and all downhill, so if you are confident you can get a lot of speed up!! The front guide said that we were reaching speeds of up to 70kph!! The group was well looked after. There were 10 of us, and 2 guides. One guide was originally Australian and the other was Bolivian. We always rode with one guide out the front for safety, and one at the back to provide coaching and support. The support vehicle also followed us down, with our bags, lunch, extra clothes etc. We stopped every 10 to 15 minutes so that the group was kept together and we could have a short rest and so that the guide could explain what was coming up next. The guides also had a digital camera to take pictures of us on the way down.

After about 20km of tarmac road, the sealed road ended and we were on dirt road. We came to the start of the Worlds Most Dangerous Road, where we stopped for another safety speech, as this is where the narrow dirt road with the big cliffs started!! We started down the dirt road, again stopping for rests and for the guides to tell us stories of the road. The guides and support vehicle had radios and the front guide would stop the group to let the big trucks hauling produce from the jungle go past. If the thought of the high cliffs off the side of the road were not giving you adrenaline rushes, then the thought of coming round a blind corner to meet a big truck coming up surely would. I was very glad to have the guides controlling the group from the front. We saw other groups with other companies out on the road. Some of these were very disorganized, with guides sometimes 5 min in front of the group, and the group members making their own way down looking more than a little lost and scared!! No support vehicle in sight and the bikes that they were riding were downright scary!! The Konas that we were riding handled the terrain superbly and very reliably.

We stopped for a snack at a lovely waterfall, and then continued on our way. We finished exhilarated but tired in the truck stop town at the bottom at 2.30pm, 5 hours after we had started at the top, and received our hard earned free beer (or cola), and the all important free T-shirt!! Then into the bus once more for a short trip up to the lovely town of Coroico where we were taken to Hotel Esmeralda. A lovely hotel in a gorgeous setting. Free hot showers (the best I have had in Bolivia!!) with towel, soap and shampoo all provided. Free use of the lovely swimming pool and a delicious all you can eat buffet while watching the digital photos of our ride on the television, ahhh what more could you ask for!!

Gravity provide the photos as a service, and they take good photos in many places on the way down the road. Our day they took about 150 photos on a 5 mega pixel camera, and you could buy all the photos on a CD for only $5. This lets you concentrate on having fun biking, and not destroying your own camera!!

If you are looking for a place to relax for a few days, Coroico is perfect, relaxed warm and friendly. If you stay in a nice hotel like Esmeralda, then there is a swimming pool, sun loungers, sauna and DVD´s in the rooms at your disposal as well!!

If you do want to do the bike ride, choose carefully who you do it with. There are a bunch of other companies doing the ride as well, and there was a big difference in professionalism and safety that we saw displayed. Gravity made us feel safe, gave us coaching, had friendly capable guides that spoke English and Spanish and had great bikes. They are not the cheapest company to go with, but in my opinion well worth the little extra money. Down that road I believe that the little extra money to go with the best company could seriously make the difference between life and death. If you go to the gravity website, they have a video you can download and many digital photos so that you can get an idea of what the trip is like. Good luck and have fun out there!!

Written June 14, 2004
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libelluleal
Frankfurt, Germany5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
I travel now since 2 months through central and south america but yesterday I had the worst experience in my whole life....I strongly recommand NOT to book any tour on the ROAD OF DEATH in BOLIVIA, it sounds fun ans secure but a girl died in front of us and we had to help to lift her dead body, she was 22 years old.

Bolivia is NOT a country for extreme sports, there was no organization. The ambulance needed 3 hours to come, just to check if shes really dead....noone felt responsable. The road is pretty tough on a mountainbike, even for professionals, so as a beginner: one mistake and ur fallin 350m deep. Its not worth it. Im the last person who wouldnt recommand extreme stuff but what I saw yesterday especially how badly they are prepared, changed my mind, especially bout BOLIVIA. This country is poor and underdevelopped, there are just 4 ambulances in whole La Paz, so absolute no preparation....

I booked with a good agency, but this doesnt help if u do a mistake. Everyone is responsable for himself but really think twice, it can be a nice experience (several friends did it and loved it) but it also can be the total opposite.

Think about it twice!
Written August 5, 2014
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I am so sad to hear your experience but you have some false information that you mentioned and Its very important to let people and readers know, so I want to make some things clear to all, including you: 1. The Death Road Bike Tour is no that extreme as you mention but it has a risk as any adventure tour in the world or any tour or travel experience no matter if it’s an adventure tour or not. 2. Accident Occur everywhere and fatal accidents can be just few steps away from home, so it is important to reduce risk, and in this kind of tours in Bolivia and everywhere is possible to do this. 3. The company that had the accident has no proper or nonexistent rescue equipment, personal or a protocol to call an ambulance in case of emergencies as you will read below. 4. There are few companies with proved Rescue Equipment and protocols for accidents, and one of those is GRAVITY that helped on rescue the day of the accident and others like VERTIGO and BARRACUDA are companies with proven equipment and trained guides and drivers. I am not sure of others but lately VERTIGO had to share their equipment to other 3 companies so it´s clear that MOST of companies just have bikes and "guides" to go for a ride that they hope will end good. 5. for your information La Paz has more than 100 ambulances and there is an Ambulance that is in the mid part of the road, this is an ambulance that VERTIGO, BARRACUDA and GRAVITY (ABOCIP - Bolivian association of Bike tour operators) got as donation from a UK donor named THEO DREYFUS FUND, this ambulance has all necessary for rope rescue and medical assistance, and as mentioned, it is located in the mid sector of the death road and has a base in a Medical Center in Unduavi that was built with cooperation of Theo Dreyfus fund, the FIRE & RESCUE CORPS and ABOCIP, what happens is that this ambulance needs to be contacted by a UHF Radio or by Phone but most of the companies don't have the protocol to do this or they don't have any communication equipment. 6. ABOCIP as you read has only 3 members, at the begging we had more members with the idea to develop safety standards but at the end only 3 companies are active and these 3 companies do invested in proper rescue equipment , training and also help in the maintenance of the Ambulance in cooperation with the fire department but you will be surprised to hear that there are 26 or more tour operators on the Death Road so ask them why they cant join us and the answer in MOST of the cases is that they don't want to invest in Rescue equipment or training because their cost will be high and their price wont be as low as they want. 7. Other important thing is that most tourists look for cheap prices and at the end they finish in Companies with no rescue equipment, with no trained guides, with companies that use fake Chinese helmets or lousy Bolivian re-manufactured brake pads, some of the tourist are lucky to end the ride and some like the girl that died don't, at the end we have complaints and the image of Bolivian tourism is damaged by irresponsibly companies and tourists that go for the cheap. 8. By what I stated I don't say that Gravity , Barracuda or Vertigo are free of accidents but for sure they will have better reaction and equipment to evacuate or give first aid , most of other companies pray to have them close in case they have accidents. Also its important to mention that these 3 companies are part of ABOCIP and we are sure they have the equipment and training, maybe there are other companies out there with this equipment but it must be the client the one that goes and finds out that by asking for proof of this equipment and their guides capacity, but honestly if you pay cheap you get what you pay for. 9. Bolivia is a great country for tourism and specially adventure tourism, so I beg you not to damage Bolivian people or responsible companies for your bad chose of tour operator. Once again we are sorry and we send condolences to the family of the Peruvian Girl that had the accident, and we must learn from this sad experiences so we can avoid most of the risk by not supporting bad companies and by sharing you true experiences on TripAdvisor to make companies understand that safety must be a priority. BTW ABOCIP is open to any company that shares our interest in Safety and Security.
Written August 12, 2014
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Cass146
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
My friend and I are both girls and we felt incredibly unsafe with Insanity Bike Tour. The day bike riding was really fun and everything went smoothly. It wasn't until we were ready to go back to La Paz that things went awry. Leslie (the guide- beware of him!) and the driver abandoned us in a hotel for hours while they went into the town to get drunk. When they finally picked us up for the three hour drive back to La Paz, they were both stinking drunk. The driver was swerving and scaring us. Then, Leslie basically forced us to drink with him because he got mad whenever we said no. We helped him finish off a bottle of cuba libre so that he would stop hasseling us but when we finished it he got out of the van and bought another bottle. It was clear he was trying to get us to drunk to take advantage of us sexually. He kept touching us, asking us to make out with each other, shoving drinks in our faces even when we said no, and asking if he could sit between us so that we could have a threesome. I felt incredibly sexually harassed and very very angry. We were completely at his disposal in the middle of nowhere on a dark windy road with a drunk driver. He would not take no for an answer. When we got to La Paz, the driver crashed the van into the side of the road and blew out two tires. When we asked Leslie for money to take a taxi back to our hostel he started getting angry and drunkenly yelling at us about us giving him money instead. To top it all off, we didn't receive our video or our t-shirt. I am so beyond pissed at the entire situation.
Written July 6, 2013
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Andy J
Boulder, CO2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Couples
Our main reasons to travel and visit La Paz ,Bolivia was to ride the Death Road and find out it's really "The Real Deal". We are a couple in our 50's that live in Colorado with years of experienced mountain biking in Colorado and Utah.

The day began with an early morning departure from La Paz, Bolivia to the top of the pass at around 15,100. From there bikes were unloaded and instructions from the guide were give regarding what to expect for the next 60km. Ride starts out on paved road for a fairly long section before you arrive at the cut in the road that marks the beginning of the Death Road (El Camino de la Muerte). Our biking company was very attentive and safety concerned, stopping every 20 – 30 minutes to inform the group about the pending section we were about to ride. During the ride we were able to make stops and take pictures of the different climate zone for sub alpine tundra to humid subtropical climate at 3,900 feet.

This ride is not to be taken lightly, there are some very extreme drop offs of at least 1,830 feet on curves, the road is only a little bit wider than a single-lane and you have occasional on coming commercial buses and trucks to watch out for during the ride. In sections it very steep and your back brake is always in use to curb your speed around the hair-pin corners and curves. There are very few guard rails (we did see a couple) to crub you speed during the winding narrow sections. The road terrain is dirt rocky road with loose gravel rock that is kicked up years of car/truck tires spinning wheels.

The scenery is amazing and well worth the ride. Our weather was a bit foggy but mostly clear with fantantic views of the valley and mountains surrounding the area. Our ride ended up with a small animal sancation where we had lunch and a cold beer. We drove back up the death road on our way back to La Paz. We booked our trip with a local tour company in the U.S called Peru TravelPOINTS, they specialize in South America trips, they made all the arrangements for us. It was great trip with no issues.
Visited September 2011.
Written October 3, 2011
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nguyenlinz
Sydney22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014
I just did the Death Road yesterday and wanted to write a review about the whole experience. Originally I wasn't going to even do this tour due to my preconceptions of the level of danger, however after meeting other female travellers who did it, they convinced me it was worth it, that it was easy enough to do and that my fitness level was good enough (I am a lean female, a pretty average bike rider, not the fittest person but can spend a whole day doing low levels of physical exercise).

We arrived in La Paz wanting to book a tour and had tried to source out a moderately priced deal ~500bolivianos. However to our horror we then read the recent reviewers article on the girl who had died only 2 days ago. We then met another couple who had also gone on the most expensive but most reputable Gravity Tours only a day after the girl's incident, but still recommended it.

So for the sake of safety we decided to go with Gravity tours for 750 bolivianos each and were happy we did. We had an Australian guide - Marcus who was experienced and also informed us that all their guides were trained in first aid and rope rescues (most other companies aren't), they used quality bikes that would handle any terrain, and they gave us all an individual briefing on how to use our bikes. Their tour approach was to maximize safety by making sure we didn't ride in clumped groups (to avoid collisions) and they made regular stops to explain the next set of terrain and road conditions.

I did made the mistake of braking with my front wheel (which I was told NOT to do during the briefing), and had a small accident in a non-cliff related gravelly area which left some bruises and ruined my camera inside my jacket. Whoops. (I was a lot more careful near the cliff side areas however)

The tour itself was really good. The scenery was great, we were constantly asked how we were going and if we had any issues with the road or our bikes, the clothes they provided SAVED me from some big grazes - I came away with no bleeding - I should have taken the free option of extra knee pads though!

Marcus told us stories about the road, the local history and showed us where incidents had occurred. (Which I later found that other groups did not have).

To touch upon the recent death a few days ago, the road where it happened was really straight for a long while, it had gravel on either sides and then finally a bend at the end. I have no idea how the accident occurred because it seemed like a relatively easy straight, I can only imagine it was a case of being unlucky (and/or to do with riding experience). Other incidences where bike related deaths had occurred in the past seemed to be related to people attempting to either race each other down or photo document themselves during riding itself. (Pretty common sense things to avoid, but apparently people still do these things).

Having said all that - I don't think this ride is suitable for beginner levels.
Here are my final 'pearls':
1. You need to be a bike rider who is comfortable with bumpy terrain. The initial road is paved, but the rest is dirt and gravel. The best bikes with the extra hydraulics will be able to handle riding over any terrain but it's still bumpy. (It also helps if you know general road rules eg if u drive a car, as you do have to overtake vehicles sometimes or be overtaken by cars/trucks)
2. Take extra care around bends where you can't judge your turn so well or where a car may be oncoming.
3. The road is not a thin measly strip like I envision when reading articles. It's a bit more than a car width apart because it was originally for cars, but much of it is the size of a one way road, not two-way - therefore there are a few wider areas where it is possible for cars to pull over and the other to overtake.
It is easy to overtake other bike riders, but for cars you generally give way and let them pass!
4. Wearing a full outfit by the company will save you from grazes, ripping and dirtying your own clothes - even when it gets hot. Just remove the bottom layers.
5. Though Gravity was exceptional in their service, I did find myself surprised to be riding by myself at times when I was in the middle of the pack (the guide stays well at the front when he's leading and the service van stays at the back) --- so riders must be comfortable riding on their own and being responsible for themselves at all times. Riding alone was thrilling and also a bit scary at times.
6. They generally say that your bike 'lane' is on the left hand side (ie closer to the cliff edge) (cars going up get the inner safer side), but on quiet days like ours I found myself riding quite safely in the middle of the road when no other cars were in sight for a while. The bends were the more dangerous bits where you would've slowed down for anyway.
7. The ride down is not leg intensive at all. What it puts a strain on are your hands (from braking downhill most of the way) and your back (from hunching over for 4 hrs).
8. If you stay back in Coroico for a few extra days- the 30boliviano minivan return trip back to La Paz may be more scary than the Death Road mountain bike experience itself. Lots scary of overtaking by our minivan driver !!! In retrospect, we should have just returned to La Paz with our tour company that day.

At the end of the day - the Death Road is survivable for those who follow safety instructions, who are comfortable with riding bikes on irregular terrain, and choose responsible companies.

Not sure if this will allay your concerns, but hope it was useful to you all. :)
Written August 8, 2014
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Studavo
Kiama, Australia146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
Firstly I mountain bike single track and would consider myself to be a competent intermediate rider, so I was here to get an adrenalin rush whilst riding within my own confidence levels and abilities. I was worried that i would be held up by other riders but this wasnt the case. I ended up going with vertigo tours (a smaller company) for this reason and would certainly use them again. We only had 3 in our group including myself. The equipment was in great nick. My bike chain did come off at one point after losing some screws but was fixed easily and kenneth reviewed all the brakes and gears at regular intervals. Kenneth was very placid and subdued. Would have been nice to get a bit more excitement and conversation on the way to the start point but that was okay.
We were one of the last companies to start anf first to finish because we had only 3 people to deal with. We had a small minivan so returned home quicker than some of the bigger companies. The hotel vertigo went to was great. Excellent clean pool. Food was just average at the hotel but the morning tea provided by vertigo was very good if not way too much quantity.

I would suggest the following:
1. Anyone can do the death road if you can ride a bike and stay within your limits.
2. The first 20kms is on an absolutely smooth road with long easy turns and the descent is not that steep. There is very little traffic at the beginning of the morning and the bikes are often travelling at a similar speed (give or take) to the traffic so nothing will come screaming past you. That was my experience anyway.

3. Get a double suspension bike. It is well worth it!!!!
4. On the death road (when it gets to the gravel) when you have major cliffs to worry about take the right hand turns with extra caution. If you go too fast, miss your line, hit a rock etc you could understeer off the cliff! If you want to push yourself do this on the left hand turns as you will only hit a cliff face, jungle etc and likely to end up with scratches, not 6 feet under. Note: this does not apply to the final section after the checkpoint. It is the opposite.
5. I saw a lot of people de-robing their jackets and protective pants. This astounds me. Granted it was hot and and I was uncomfortable as you have your own clothes underneath but even if I had ridden that road a 100 times I would never take off my protective clothing. The road gets more technical as you go particularly the last section. There is loose gravel, erosion on the road, hairpins and loose rocks at times. it doesnt matter what level you are, as everyone is pushing themselves, and you are increasingly tired at this point. it is very easy to take a tumble. Save yourself the gravel rash and bruises. You can unzip the jacket to get some breeze but keep it on is my suggestion.
6. If you are riding as a couple but have varied levels of confidence and ability then go with a bigger company e.g altitude or gravity. That way you are guaranteed of riding with other people of similar levels. In a small group you will either a) end up riding slowly with your partner so they dont feel alone and hence being annoyed or b) cruising ahead and your partner rides slowly behind by themselves scared stiffby themseldriding slower and feeling annoyed. I witnessed this in my small group.

Sorry for the long review but I loved it. Hope some of these tips help a few of you.
Written October 10, 2015
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