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Old 03-20-10, 11:11 AM   #1
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Has anybody seen world cyclist Harrie Bloemen?

Is there anybody out there that might have some information about the whereabouts of Harrie Bloemen, world cyclist? Harrie was last seen in Nancy, France in September 2009 and was heading south (Portugal?) on his black Red Bull bicycle with red Ortlieb panniers.
Any info greatly appreciated. Mail to: info@fonsbloemen.nl
More info on: http://www.fonsbloemen.nl/harrie/ind.html
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From Adventure Cycling Bike Bits Vol. 12, No. 8, April 21, 2010

THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY
Do you happen to remember the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock comedy/suspense movie
of that name? Well, luckily, things turned out better for Harry Bloemen
than they did for the Harry in the Hitchcock film. You may recall
that, in the previous edition of Bike Bits, we reported Mr. Bloeman had
gone missing while on tour in France. Leo from that country wrote to tell
us that the Dutchman is, in fact, alive and well. "Harry was traced to a
campsite in Portugal," Leo wrote. "His brother, Fons, contacted the Dutch
foreign ministry after not hearing from Harry for months. Fons said the
ministry heard from the consulate in Lisbon that he had renewed his
passport there just a little earlier, and from there he was traced to this
campsite." Leo added this from a personal note Fons wrote to him: "Harry
has been riding 'round the world on his little bike now for thirty
years. Whether he was overtired or confused, I don't know, but for us it
was good to hear he was well." Thanks to Leo, and to several other alert
readers, for updating us on the whereabouts of Harry. Now, in case you
have NOT seen the classic Hitchcock flick, check it out here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048750
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