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    Join us blasting down 10,000ft per day DH single track in the Sth American Andes

    Does the idea of 2 weeks of every day bombing down 10,000ft vertical descents on crazy single tracks, in the South American Andes appeal to you? How about finishing off those two weeks with a Megavalanche race (mass start downhill)? How about if this was some of best trails in the world and almost undiscovered?

    To get an idea of the kinds of trails I am talking about check out the following links:

    Overview of the types of riding: http://gravitybolivia.com/gallery/sl...fullyinBolivia
    A “gentle” Sunday ride: http://gravitybolivia.com/gallery/sl...retSingletrack

    Interested? Well read on…

    While our daily business is guiding travelers on a 64km Downhill ride on the “Worlds most Dangerous road, we love our single track and downhill racing.
    This year as a chance to do something different we are going to run a special trip to build up to the first ever Megavalanche in South America which will be held in Cuzco, Peru (www.megavalancheperu.com). We are going to run a 10 day training trip (high altitude DH riding) featuring 10,000ft+ of vertical descent a day bombing down the craziest trails that the Bolivian Andes has to offer, then jeep over to Cuzco for the race.


    We only have limited spaces for this trip, and they are going fast, but we are keen to offer experienced riders an opportunity to come along. Because this trip is more of a co-operative fun trip we are doing it "scum-bag" style, i.e. barebones budget, cheap but good hotels, some camping, and more basic food than our usual (more expensive) luxury trips.

    Interested individuals from around the world are invited, all that we ask for is some proof of riding ability so that the group can be cohesive in ability (i.e. email us mpegs or photos of the rider in action on some gnarly terrain to info@gravitybolivia.com). This adventure will be a full-boinger, full-face helmet, and teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle suit style adventure. Lycra-clad XC riders need not apply. The adventure will be all inclusive (accommodation, food, transport) but not include airfares to Bolivia/Peru or insurance or bicycles. We will be offering a tonne of coaching, practice, training, and all-out eye-ball-bleeding fun riding. For you guys this tour would cost about US$1250 for 15 days.

    Part one is a DH/Free-ride bike tour in Bolivia incorporating 10,000ft/day vertical descents on some of the most beautiful single-track in the world ... and as yet pretty much undiscovered by anybody but us! This is high-altitude riding (my lounge is at 3600m above sea level and we start much higher than this for most of our rides) which will be excellent conditioning and acclimitisation for Part two. We would suggest that people arrived in La Paz on about the 11th of October. And then we would start this part on the 12th or 13th.

    Part two is the Megavalanche race; this is in Cuzco which is a 12 hour drive from our base in Bolivia. This race is scheduled as follows:

    Oct. 20
    Tour to Machu Picchu (WE WOULD ARRIVE IN CUZCO THE DAY BEFORE)
    18:00 pm – 22:00 pm Administrative Control. Delivery of numbers and track maps to participants
    21:00 pm – 22:00 pm Movie of the track at the hotel lobby
    Lodging at Sacred Valley of the Incas
    Oct. 21
    Breakfast
    Track opening
    Free training starting at 9:00 hrs
    8:00 hrs. 9:00 hrs. 10:00 hrs. and 11:00 hrs. Bus schedule to Málaga (race departure)
    14:00 hrs. Tour to Pisaq
    8:00 hrs. – 19:00 hrs. Administrative Control. Delivery of numbers and track maps to participants
    19:00 hrs. – 20:00 hrs. Movie of the track at the hotel lobby
    Oct. 22
    Free training starting at 6:00 hrs.
    8:00 hrs. 9:00 hrs. 10:00 hrs. and 11:00 hrs. Bus schedule to Malaga (race departure)
    8:00 hrs. – 19:00 hrs. Administrative Control. Delivery of numbers and track maps to participants
    19:00 hrs. Technical meeting at the hotel. Explanation of track and control procedures. Movie of the track.
    Oct. 23
    8:00 hrs. – 12:00 hrs. Official training
    14:00 hrs. Departure for race qualification. 100 participants every 30 minutes
    18:30 hrs. Posting of qualification race results and order of departure.
    Oct. 24
    10:00 hrs. Departure places take off
    11:00 hrs. Departure
    16:00 hrs. Results and ceremony
    On the 25th we would return to La Paz, and the Kona folks could fly to Lima to fly out. You can find more details about this race here: http://www.megavalancheperu.com/eng/index.html

    ... basically we are pitching at talented DH and Free-ride amateurs who want to push their riding up a notch or four in stunning scenery on amazing trails in a wild part of the world ...

    Contact us by Email ASAP, you only have 6 weeks to get your arse over here.
    gravity@unete.com
    Team gravity
    www.gravitybolivia.com



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    Hey guys we are getting pretty good response about the trip, It’s going to go off.
    A few people are keen to know what kinds of riding will be involved.
    Without giving too much away lets just say it will include riding a combination of:
    • 1 ½ - 2 hour single track descents where you will never see another rider
    • exposed trails
    • mind bending steep switchbacks
    • tear inducing fast flowing trails
    • Urban riding in one of the craziest cities in the world like this http://gravity.colosa.net/gallery/sl...umName=album01
    • jump parks
    • Free ride fun
    • Playtime on a few race tracks
    • Acclimatization riding at altitudes between 10,000 and 15,000 ft to give you an advantage at the Megavalanche
    Feel free to contact us for more info at info@gravitybolivia.com
    Looking forward to seeing you all here
    Team Gravity

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