Thank you Road2Manchester for the news about Ian Coates. So he is nearly back home after 14 years. Wau, it was difficult to impossible for me after 6.5 years to settle, it will be very hard for Ian.
I met Ian in 2001 in Cairns Australia. In 2003 we travelled together in Brazil. In 2012 he came to visit me in Switzerland, he was healthier than in 2001.
Yes he has the plan to pick up the car that he bought in Portugal and than with another bike (of course an Honda Africa Twin) to go to Vladivostok. His bike will go to a museum somewhere in the UK, as he told me.
Hope I am going to meet him on the road again in 2014 in China or Russia or Central Asia or ... who knows.
dear HUBBer, if you read this, go to the motorshow and talk to Ian you will not regret it.
Saludos de Bolivia