Photo of the Week: The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did
I road a scooter across this bridge at about 30kph in the rain. Now, I can’t say I really did this out of stupidity — I just had no choice. I was cruising along a dirt track on the wrong side of the Mekong in Cambodia when the trail turned left and dropped onto this.
Another driver had just passed me going the other way, so I had no hint that just beyond the bushes ahead of me the trail dropped onto the Bridge of Death. There was no time to panic-brake, no time to plan or choose the best line. There was only a moment to take a breath and curse as the bike plunged 6-8 feet down the worn, wobbly ‘bridge’.
At the bottom, instinct kicked in and I cranked the throttle to power up the far side. I stopped, caught my breath and took 4-5 photos. This is the only shot that was in focus — the others were blurred from my hands shaking.
Full story here: My Motorcycle Adventure Along the Mekong