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Old 25 Sep 2006
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Chris Crash - Where are you?

We are worried about Chris Crash. The last known location was Manizales, Columbia on September 11th, 2006. Has anyone seen Chris?

He is travelling on a Honda Transalp/Africa Twin. He is 6'2'' tall, likely shaved head [brown hair], Canadian boy - 220 lbs - 36 years old. Travelling alone.

His sister and Mom are very worried! Call home
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WOW!!!!!!
Now some friends also are worry
Chis Guilbert know as “Chris Crash” or also like “Fantastic” or “Perfectou” in BA was with us several times few mouths a go and also few years a go in his first travel to SA

His bike it’s a Honda Africa Twin 750 (RD07) 1995 model with red front and black cover over a green tank with Canadian number plate and cheap Germans alum panniers ….

I will try ASAP to find a photo from him and the bike and post it here…

Please if someone knows anything about him posted here or send a mail to his family

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PS to Grant: Can you put a banner in all pages to try to get most people than connect to the site????
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Here are few photos from him:

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his bike photo..

This is and old photo from his bike, now its with crash bars, home made panniers racks and Alum panniers, also stickers are over all the bike….



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Smile Good news!!!

Good news!!!
Chris is in Medellin enjoying that beautiful country.
Thanks to all the friends and the quick answer of the HU communities for helping us.
Communities works and thanks to that we could find him so soon.
So no more worries his fine.
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Excellent - that's great timing too, I was just putting up a notice for the whole site.

For all you folks on the road - PLEASE DO keep in touch with home base on a regular basis to prevent panics like this!

Chris, a smack on the wrist with a wet noodle!
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Thank You!

To everyone involved in helping us locate my brother Chris, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I cannot express my relief and want to make sure you are all made aware that without your help and support, it would have been the most frightening experience of my life.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!!!

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Stay in touch!!!!

Hey Everybody!

This is Chris.

I wanted to thank everyone for the rapid dissemination of information regarding my whereabouts, and to thank those that care about me.
After nine months on the road, it is easy to fall victim to the same location...to loose yourself in a place you enjoy....to rest...to fall off the grid for a while...and to postpone contacting the people that care about you.

I also wanted to apologize for my actions. I just want to remind others that you should not change you email patterns. I have come to realize that the adage NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS does not apply to us riders. Rather, NO ACTION IS BAD ACTION seems more fitting.

Safe riding to all,
Sincerely
Chris
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Hey Chris
This is Pajaro from Ushuaia.
Glad to hear that you are all right. I am in Manizales, why don't you swing by and stay for a couple days?
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Happy ending story!

Great exercise for the communitys! they are all well lubricated indeed!!!!!!!
Good to know that the weehls are working fine!
Nos debes un buen asado Chris"perfectou"!!!!
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Hey Chris
This is Pajaro from Ushuaia.
Glad to hear that you are all right. I am in Manizales, why don't you swing by and stay for a couple days?
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