Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Senior Member liamof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Novato, CA outside SF
    My Bikes
    2003 T800 Cannondale, 2001 Specilized Road Bike.
    Posts
    52
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Bike touring couple unheard from in Peru

    This has been in the news here in the SF Bay Area. A couple bike touring in Peru un-heard from for a month. My thoughts and prayers go out to them.

    Liam


    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_1...ian-bike-tour/

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    My Bikes
    KHS town bike, Motobecane road bike (in my grandparents attic), Fuji Newest 1.0 (never ride) and a touring bike to be built soon
    Posts
    78
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No contact in one month sounds very bad. I guess there is always hope though.

  3. #3
    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    My Bikes
    Two wheeled ones
    Posts
    12,429
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Peru has quite a few terrorist and militant groups...I remember a few years back a particularly nasty one called Shining Path that kidnapped and killed tourists with some frequency. Their radical left groups use the Khmer Rouge as a model as I recall and can be a bit less genteel than our standards.

  4. #4
    The Recumbent Quant cplager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Norwalk, CT
    My Bikes
    2012 Cruzbike Sofrider, 2013 Cruzigami Mantis
    Posts
    2,876
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Isn't this the same as this thread?

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...n-Peru-missing
    http://Charles.Plager.net
    http://RecumbentQuant.blogspot.com

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    31
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    Isn't this the same as this thread?

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...n-Peru-missing
    Sure is. Looks like their disappearance is gaining a bit more traction in the media.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/26/world/...html?hpt=hp_t3

    From the story, it appears that they were reported being seen on February 16th in Iquitos, Peru.

  6. #6
    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    My Bikes
    Two wheeled ones
    Posts
    12,429
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    That sounds more promising! Hoping they just were off the grid for a few weeks (though you'd think they would have told family/friends they might be incommunicado for a while).

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Severn, MD
    My Bikes
    Airborne Carpe Diem; Trek 520
    Posts
    843
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not many details yet, but they are apparently safe and sound:

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/26/world/...html?hpt=hp_t3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    You can't win until you're not afraid to lose.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Above ground, Walnut Creek, Ca
    My Bikes
    7 single speed road
    Posts
    3,977
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ya, in today's San Francisco Chronicle there was an article about them missing. now i get home and the aforementioned CNN article says they have been found. good news...

    quite the adventurous couple.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    My Bikes
    KHS town bike, Motobecane road bike (in my grandparents attic), Fuji Newest 1.0 (never ride) and a touring bike to be built soon
    Posts
    78
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It sounds better that they were possibly seen 10 days ago in a remote area. that's still an unverified siting though. Hopefully they are simply out of contact and will be a little embarrassed when they check in.

  10. #10
    GO BIG RED norwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Hastings,NE
    My Bikes
    1996 Bianchi Veloce 1993 Bridgestone MB-3 1992 Trek 700 1992 Trek 820
    Posts
    678
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1996 Bianchi Veloce
    1993 Bridgestone MB-3
    1992 Trek 700
    1992 Trek 820

  11. #11
    Senior Member curbtender's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    SF Bay Area, East bay
    My Bikes
    Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Schwinn Speedster, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina
    Posts
    2,972
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Jaime would cut me some nice deals at my LBS. I'm glad they were found just having a good time.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •