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Bolivian Death Road Bike Base Jump Attempt Turns Out Exactly Like You’d Expect

Matt Gibson —  January 21, 2014 — 2 Comments

A base jumper decided to ride a mountain bike off of the Bolivian Death Road…on Friday the 13th, no less.

This seemingly flawless plan didn’t work out quite as well as he expected.

In the end he was OK.

Well, that’s a relative statement, “injuries included fractures in his forearm and cut tendons in his knees.”

But, that’s pretty good compared to what could have happened, right?

Here are two videos of this epic fail. The one above is is the biker’s helmet cam, the one below was taken by others.

What do you think? Was this extremely poor planning? Or a genuine mishap in a plan that could have worked?

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Matt Gibson is three-time Canadian expat who splits his time between Tainan, Taiwan and Cranbrook, British Columbia, and traveling, all the while working as the About.com Snowboarding Guide and freelancing as an inbound marketing consultant and travel writer and photographer.

2 responses to Bolivian Death Road Bike Base Jump Attempt Turns Out Exactly Like You’d Expect

  1. This is just a plain stupid thing to do. He could have ended up paralyzed.

  2. Holy crap that guy is lucky.

    Holly, an American girl who use to contribute to my Medellin Living blog, was a base jumper. She died during a base jump in Utah a few years ago. She wrote about the time she jumped from a building in Medellin. It was scary to even read it. I can’t imagine doing it.

    http://medellinliving.com/base-jumping-medellin/

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