Bike thieves end dream for global explorer

Machine pinched while weary rider relaxes with friends

Posted: 14 February 2008
by Visordown News

A ROUND the world biker has had his dream adventure shattered by thieves who stole the man's bike while he was travelling through the Middle-East.

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."

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To have a bike stolen is awful but to have the bike that has taken him half way across the world as a constant companion with so much emotional attachment must have been devastating............and in Dubai with very little crime..............just goes to show, when you least expect it

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...

*looks down...

oh shite who the f*** stole my trousers?!?!?!?!

Posted: 15/02/2008 at 13:01

man that is sad

Posted: 15/02/2008 at 14:35

Shit 'appens doesn't it.

Posted: 15/02/2008 at 19:54

It could have been worse,

Could have been my bike.

Posted: 15/02/2008 at 20:02

I thought you were going to say....

'It could've been my 3yrold, then'......

When I'm out riding [on tour] I never let my bike out of my sight. When sleeping I make sure it's secure. I think he was part to blame and might even name him as the number one suspect.

Posted: 15/02/2008 at 20:07

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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