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    Mountain Bike Guiding Job available.

    Long hours, brutal working conditions, terrible pay, a strange country, and only 3-4 days a week paid to ride your bike downhill.

    If this sounds like it might be you, and you can afford to take a year out from the "real world" to work your arse off in Bolivia, South America, with the prospect of, at best breaking even, and if you think you have a good dose of mechanicing skills, charm, first aid and rescue experience, oh, and can ride a bike, then you should contact us on info[at]gravitybolivia.com about working for Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking ( www.gravitybolivia.com ) for the 2006 season (1st ofMarch to 10th of December).

    We are currently looking for a number of individuals to work for us guiding bike rides down the World's Most Dangerous Road with occasional stints of guiding secret single-track, and regular fun and race riding. Gravity is totally hooked up by Kona, Santa Cruz, Marzocchi, Hayes, 661, Dragon, and more than a few other brands, so we can make sure to keep you well equiped for reasonable prices. Gravity also has Bolivia's number one downhill race team and trains and races as much as we can.

    For more information about us check out our web site ( www.gravitybolivia.com and in particular check out the galleries) and/or email us on info[at]gravitybolivia.com

    If a couple with one non-biking member were interested we do have non-bike guiding positions including sales in our office and work in our hostel.

    Cheers
    Alistair "El Jefe" Matthew
    www.gravitybolivia.com

    For some inspiration on the kind of riding we have out here...

    Check out a selection of photos from the route we guide 6 days a week here: http://www.gravitybolivia.com/gallery/Bestof2003WMDR

    We also have xc and DH routes that we do, but much less regularly, so you would have to be prepared to guide a fairly easy trail A LOT to earn your money, with occasional variation. Check out these photo galleries for some of the highlights:

    http://www.gravitybolivia.com/gallery/NWDFilmsinBolivia (when New World Disorder came to visit and film with us this year).
    http://www.gravitybolivia.com/galler...3DaySorataRide (one of our 3 day single-track rides for more experienced clients, these happen a couple of times a month)
    http://www.gravitybolivia.com/galler...fullyinBolivia (tonnes of different DH stuff we do)
    http://www.gravitybolivia.com/gallery/SSTTeaseMay2004 (one day DH stuff we do close to La Paz).

    Because we have a number of different guides its fine if someone is not particularly DH, then they just concentrate on the other stuff.
    Rogue Kiwis hiding in the Bolivian Andes. Check out the 10,000ft downhill days at http://www.gravitybolivia.com

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    Medical expenses paid for by whom ? Spanish language requirement ? Can fix bikes but not bodies ?
    Yeah I gotta question. You got any excuses tonight Roy ? -Antonio Tarver

    There is room for it all, just ride what you like to on what you like to...that's freeriding. -rbn14



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    Answers

    Evel.
    You would need to come with your own medical/travel insurance for here.
    Spanish you can learn here.
    You would need to do at least a basic first aid course, ideally a wilderness first responder or equivalent.
    A rope rescue course or cert of some kind would help too.
    Alistair


    Quote Originally Posted by Evel Knievel
    Medical expenses paid for by whom ? Spanish language requirement ? Can fix bikes but not bodies ?
    Rogue Kiwis hiding in the Bolivian Andes. Check out the 10,000ft downhill days at http://www.gravitybolivia.com

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    It sounds like a fun time. Learning Spanglish and rescue/ climbing would be awesome . The mountain and culture are beautiful.

    That quote from Cedric in NWD VI " You wouldn't want to crash here "
    Yeah I gotta question. You got any excuses tonight Roy ? -Antonio Tarver

    There is room for it all, just ride what you like to on what you like to...that's freeriding. -rbn14



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    We love his drama

    Its pretty funny really, Cedric's quotes are AWESOME on the movie, but a bit more dramatic than the actual truth. Point 1. He says he doesn't think anyone else has ridden the extreme terrain they rode in Bolivia, actually apart from one line, and the two jumps everything else they rode we had ridden many times before (I was the guide on their visit, and I showed them where the stuff was). Point 2. While you wouldn't want to have a REALLY serious accident here requiring tonnes of surgery, I think that is the case anywhere in the world! Their are a couple of hospitals here which are fine for the more usual stuff (broken collar bones, stitches etc).

    Quote Originally Posted by Evel Knievel
    It sounds like a fun time. Learning Spanglish and rescue/ climbing would be awesome . The mountain and culture are beautiful.

    That quote from Cedric in NWD VI " You wouldn't want to crash here "
    Rogue Kiwis hiding in the Bolivian Andes. Check out the 10,000ft downhill days at http://www.gravitybolivia.com

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