Machine pinched while weary rider relaxes with friends
Aussie biker, Allan Roberts, 29, had taken his bike through 37 countries across Europe and Africa in the past 18 months before it was stolen in Dubai on Friday night, while Roberts was enjoying a meal with a friend.
Allan was planning to head through Iran, Russia and South-East Asia before eventually reaching Australia via East Timor. The theft means Roberts will be unable to complete his trip, unless a sponsor comes to replave his stolen machine.
"I've fully self-funded the trip and have never asked for sponsorship or support," he said, "but now this has happened I can't go on."
Mr Roberts had no insurance for his Honda Africa Twin because, "no insurance company on the planet would cover me for riding through countries like Nigeria, Angola and the Congo".
"This has been a dream of mine for about 10 years," he said, "and I spent more than two years putting the trip together and planning. And now this has happened."
"It's supposed to be the safest city in the world," he said. "I can't believe it. I'm gutted."
Posted: 15/02/2008 at 12:59
can never let your guard down...
thats why im a like a stone-cold-killing-machine ready to pounce at any moment.. n stuff...
oh shite who the f*** stole my trousers?!?!?!?!
Posted: 15/02/2008 at 13:01
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Posted: 15/02/2008 at 20:08
yeah thats gotta be a reall ball acher,
could have been worse though, every cloud has a silver lining and all that
Posted: 15/02/2008 at 23:56
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