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Old 02-25-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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California Couple Reported Missing in Peru

A California couple on a bicycle adventure have not posted or reported in since mid January. Last posted their travels near the Machu
Pichu area. ( Maybe someone can repost the pic from the link...)

http://gma.yahoo.com/couple-biking-d...opstories.html
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:57 AM   #3
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peru is becoming a venus fly trap for adv'ers?
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:40 AM   #4
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I don't think these last two groups (the people who got stone with their 4x4 and this pair on the bikes) have been ADVers

Hopefully these two California bikers just got on a nasty ayahuasca trip out in the bush of Peru.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:48 AM   #5
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And another couple today.
This should be stickied somewhere that people will see it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:05 AM   #6
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Peru is a very welcomed country , where almost 30 million visitors , all ages, all mean of transportation make a visit every year.

Beside what the Media have to publish, better to wait for a good outcome.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:26 PM   #7
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I don't think these last two groups (the people who got stone with their 4x4 and this pair on the bikes) have been ADVers

Hopefully these two California bikers just got on a nasty ayahuasca trip out in the bush of Peru.
Does it make a difference if they are inmates here? Bottom line is they were doing what we love--traveling.

I was referring to the solo guy whom they found dead after he was missing for a while...or was that ecuador????
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:37 PM   #8
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I was referring to the solo guy whom they found dead after he was missing for a while...or was that ecuador????
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:46 PM   #9
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Does it make a difference if they are inmates here?
Just saying the aren't ADVers, a special group like us

People are always disappearing, the World is dangerous. Some are looked after more than others
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:11 AM   #10
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I'll have to admit that it actually pisses me off when I read these "hippies lost in the jungle stories" cause I always had to work when young & spry. No time to really "get lost"! Just never had the time to run around on somebody elses dime. Certain locales collect them (San Cristobal,MX comes to mind as one) in droves & I'm left thinking well maybe I missed out on the "hippie experience" but at least I had a great work ethic which shows well in our kids.
Yeh, its true that many with advanced degrees run everything & write public policy but for me the sad part is that far too many are lawyers/ivy league types that lack street creds in the world of work sense, not just that they're well educated-I know cause I'm both educated & have the what I call a "dirty fingernail" work ethic! If your one of those people that holds politicians in high esteem and thinks we ought to name our bridges ,roads & bldgs,industrial parks(you name it) after them, well your just not in my zone!
This notion of the guvmnt looking for people brings to mind the rescue crews we keep in place all over the USA to go get people that are risk takers. We have them in my area which is a "mecca" of sorts for rock climbers. They come here from all over and fall off cliffs all the time. A few are high/drunk campers that walk over a cliff at night, while others start at the bottom & have skill. I'll admitt it certainly is a little cold to call their mommas & say come and get the body. Read about Yosemite and the climbers we are paying to help out there.
Too bad ADV MC riders don't get the same come & get me help(nothing against ambulance people)?
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #11
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Too bad ADV MC riders don't get the same come & get me help(nothing against ambulance people)?
Sounds like SPOT to me

I think it would be hard to know when to really hit the help button, having it there makes me think too many would hit it before they really try to help themselves. I don't carry one for this reason, I live with my choices. SPOT probably ain't worth of damn in the middle of SA anyway

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:46 AM   #12
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Interesting reply Kantuckid. I'm only 62 and still one of hippie kids. I've worked hard all my life, had a lot of fun on the way, got lost a few times on some fun drugs, raised great responsible kids and now I have grandkids and last night my 60 year old wife told me she was ready to ride south of the border one more time and this time for 6 months and she rides her own.
What I found interesting about your reply was your bi-line
'If I had my life to live over,I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up.I'd be sillier than this trip, take fewer things seriously, I would take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream'
So when you bark at someone, read your bi-line and limber up.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:24 AM   #13
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Let it be known I don't have a problem with drugs unless your mommy is supposed to be finding out where you are or the person is totally out of control!

I was amazed how many people I came across that where out looking for some crazy ass concoction that helps them see the spirit world or the other side. I think anyone would start seeing the spirit world after shitting and vomiting themselves for days that's kinda what happens to anyone when you get severely dehydrated sick To each their own.

I'd still like to know what those two where up to out in the jungle for 15 days...we never get to hear the ending.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #14
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Let it be known I don't have a problem with drugs unless your mommy is supposed to be finding out where you are or the person is totally out of control!

I was amazed how many people I came across that where out looking for some crazy ass concoction that helps them see the spirit world or the other side. I think anyone would start seeing the spirit world after shitting and vomiting themselves for days that's kinda what happens to anyone when you get severely dehydrated sick To each their own.

I'd still like to know what those two where up to out in the jungle for 15 days...we never get to hear the ending.
The eurotrash and hippies that piss me off aren't the smart ones like Rick, they're the dumb ones that bring trouble into the hotel or the hostel because on their back is a great big MARK that says to the gangsters and cops COME FUCK ME UP.

I've been a rescuer. Sometimes it was extremely rewarding. I quit doing it when I found myself wanting to leave the dumb motherfuckers where they lay.

SPOT sucks. Read the fine print carefully and the insurance policy is actually worthless.

As for what the hippies were doing on the river for two weeks? I can imagine... all kinds of fun things, from helping somebody with a humanitarian project (hippies do humanitarian projects too) to helping somebody with a fucked-up project (read The Mosquito Coast, also by Paul Theroux, or watch the movie), or maybe they were just kind of high, kind-of bird watching, kind of relaxing in a hammock. Or maybe they did finally find that magic concoction!

Which reminds me that I need to get my ass down to Panama pretty soon. My hammock is calling me...
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:27 AM   #15
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Interesting reply Kantuckid. I'm only 62 and still one of hippie kids. I've worked hard all my life, had a lot of fun on the way, got lost a few times on some fun drugs, raised great responsible kids and now I have grandkids and last night my 60 year old wife told me she was ready to ride south of the border one more time and this time for 6 months and she rides her own.
What I found interesting about your reply was your bi-line
'If I had my life to live over,I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up.I'd be sillier than this trip, take fewer things seriously, I would take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream'
So when you bark at someone, read your bi-line and limber up.
I'm pretty limber , thank you . I just have to admitt that when I was on my way to work in KS for many years as I watched the hippies camping along the hwys & on their way to CO & on west and wondered what part of the load of society they were pulling? Thats not to say that many didn't go on to lead productive lives and not a drain on the rest of us that chose to work . My byline is another guys words that sound good in that he would have traveled more & lacking the ability to ask a dead guy to change his thoughts I'll leave them intact. I guess I need to take out the make more mistakes, be silly part, be less serious part?
FWIW, as a rider since 1963 I've had my share of fooling around in certain ways. Based on previous life activities I'm quite happy to be around for my GK's too.
When I was a kid I was around lots of hobos as lived near RR yards & frequented the river nearby where we set lines,fished & hunted. They lived off the fat of the land pretty much like hippies in the 1960's, only working as needed to get by move on. Enjoy your trip south, w'eve already been down there once this winter. My 63 year old wife doesn't ride a MC but likes her mtn bike. Also pretty handy with a hoe! Hillbillys tend to be "work brickle"-if an old hippie understands such language?
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