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Old 02-26-13, 12:34 AM   #1
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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.

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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_1...ian-bike-tour/
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Old 02-26-13, 02:29 AM   #2
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No contact in one month sounds very bad. I guess there is always hope though.
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Old 02-26-13, 10:21 AM   #3
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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.
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Isn't this the same as this thread?

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...n-Peru-missing
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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.
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Old 02-26-13, 02:52 PM   #6
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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).
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Old 02-26-13, 06:42 PM   #7
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Not many details yet, but they are apparently safe and sound:

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

http://news.yahoo.com/california-cou...235338610.html
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Jaime would cut me some nice deals at my LBS. I'm glad they were found just having a good time.
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