Bolivia’s “Passing Road” may appear to be an odd spot for a septuagenarian grandma on two wheels.
The world’s most perilous street spirals skyward about 11,000 feet, from the nation’s swamp wildernesses to the snow-topped pinnacles of the Andes. Mist, downpour, rockslides and sheer bluffs are primary attractions. The street has likely asserted a large number of lives.
Be that as it may, for 70-year old Bolivian Mirtha Munoz, the most established ever rival in Bolivia’s 60 km (37 mile) Skyrace, an extraordinary bicycle hustling rivalry, it was a characteristic augmentation of an energy she got years prior.
Munoz took up biking on the counsel of her family and a clinician companion after her child kicked the bucket out of the blue.
“He let me know … the bicycle could enable me to overcome my agony, and to reconstruct,” she said.
Saturday’s race was a zenith accomplishment, no joke expected.
“It’s a vertical trip, you go up and up and there’s no rest,” she told Reuters after completing the race.
Munoz, one of the race’s organizers, says she appreciates all the more relaxed bicycle riding with her six grandkids, however concedes she trusts the oldest, presently moving toward 18, will before long follow in her tracks.