We then booked up for the Cycle on the worlds most dangerous road aptly named Death Road, it was open to cars, trucks 4 years ago but because of way too many deaths they opened a new road and this is only used for locals and crazy people who decide to cycle down it. We met at the Madness office the next day and were give our kit, the bikes went on the bus and off we all went to the starting point, we arrived there within the hour which caught me unawares as I thought it was further away. We all had a play around on our bikes and were talked through the safety instructions - Do not cycle over the edge!! The first 30 minutes was on tarmac road which was about 6 meters wide so that was ok and the views were amazing, then the bus drive us up to the Death Road which was about 3 meters wide and really uneven surface.
I was really scared in case I fell off and slid over the edge, so many people have different stories of tourists that have gone over its crazy. We headed off and they split us into 3 groups really fast, fast and team Tracy (slow) off we went , I took it really slow as I didn't trust myself, we did stop 3 or 4 times to regroup take pictures and every time we did I was the last on in, there was a guide at the front middle and back so it was all very well organisd. When we made it to the finish I was relived, we got our T shirts and a drink then off to a hotel pool to relax and eat. When we arrived back in La Paz we took ourselves out for a well earned curry, which I fell asleep at the table dreaming of cycling.
Back to La Paz now and checked into a hotel this time for 8 pound a night, and I hate to say it but we went to Burger King...ooooh it tasted so good! We headed up town to check out the Coca Museum, which was very small but really interesting. We wandered in the plaza and sat down for a little while people watching, should I say I was people watching, Justin fell asleep on the park bench, once he came too we walked around a little more to see where we were then suddenly we realised we were outside of famous La Paz prison. Now let me tell you this prison is famous for letting people in for a day or too, you simply go on line, get friendly with a inmate and the once you know his name go visit him, you will of course have to bribe your way in and can buy drugs when your in there, oh you can stay the night for extra!! We walked past the main entrance, which was open and all the inmates were shouting at us to come in and see them, it looked like a zoo! I couldn't stop laughing, we decided to give that one a miss.