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Old 9 Nov 2005
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Ian Coates ? anybody seen him recently ?

Hello everybody out there,

my friend and travel partner

IAN COATES, riding an Africa Twin with british number plate, he is around 60 years old and a british citizen.

the last time his friends and his wife had news was on 29.09.2005 from

Barichara, Province of Santander in Colombia, South America

He was on his way to Venezuela.

Please let me know if you met him after the 29.09.2005, some people are starting to worry.

mikakuhn (at) web.de

Thank you

Mika from Berne Switzerland


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Sorry, we haven´t heard from Ian since the 19th Sept when he was in Bogata. However we know he stayed with Paul Thoresen in Medellin at Casa Kiwi. I´m not sure of the dates but I´ll email Paul and ask. Also, I know Ian had had some problems with a broken clutch leaver and a couple of other things which slowed him down. I have a couple of other contacts in the north of Colombia who he may have met up with and email them. Fingers crossed. Please let us know if you hear from him.

Chris & Liz
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Ian stayed with me at my hostel Casa Kiwi in Medellin for about one week mid September. From Medellin he was headed to eastern Colombia, on his way to Venezuela. He said he was to meet a friend in Venezuela, and then planned to return to Colombia. I haven't heard anything from him since September 29th when he sent an update from Barichara.

I'll be sure to post an update if I hear anything.

Saludos, Paul.

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this is what I received today, so he should be ok ...


Hello,
Iam left Colombia a few days ago and now is in Venezuela, He stay in Medellín 5 or 6 days and he was happy and with no problems.
Juan Carlos Posada
Director
La Revista DE MOTOS
www.demotos.com.co
demotos AT) epm.net.co
Tel: (4) 3211637
Cel: 310-4195977
Medellín - Colombia


hope that at least his wife gets an email soon from him this year.

Mika from Berne

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email address obfuscated by Grant to keep the spambots from collecting it!

[This message has been edited by Grant Johnson (edited 14 November 2005).]
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Today I received an Email saying that Ian left Colombia on 01.10.2005, this is confirmed by the colombian customs and police. So he is in Venezuela.

Please let me know if you have any news from him.

Les estoy informando que el señor Ian Coates salio de colombia el 1 de
Octubre de colombia con destino Venezuela esto se los puedo confirmar porque
averiguamos con la policia de aduana de Colombia pero no sabemos nada de el
en Venezuela yo soy Hector de Moto Angel, Medellin Colombia si tienen
respuestas del Señor IAN COATES porfabor informar ya que estamos preocupados
per el tambien grasiasLes estoy informando que el señor Ian Coates salio de
colombia el 1 de Octubre de colombia con destino Venezuela esto se los puedo
confirmar porque averiguamos con la policia de aduana de Colombia pero no
sabemos nada de el en Venezuela yo soy Hector de Moto Angel, Medellin
Colombia si tienen respuestas del Señor IAN COATES porfabor informar ya que
estamos preocupados per el tambien grasias


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We had a guest in my hostel in Medellin November 23rd, who said that he had just been with Ian in Merida, Venezuela. Tony is a friend of Ian's from the UK. Apparently Ian has been in Merida for a while, and is just fine, but can't drive at the moment because of a hurt shoulder.

At least we know that he got out of Colombia without any problems, and was fine a week ago. I remember Ian as not being a particularily internet savy individual, so I don't think we need to be worried if he hasn't sent emails to anybody.

Saludos,

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Hi Paul,

so, this is good news, somebody met Ian just a week ago.

You are right about Ian using the internet and two months is not that long for Ian not to contact anybody anyway. So I will let his wife and some other friends know, that he has been seen in Merida.

Thanks Paul

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yeah,

got an email from Ian the other day from Merida Venezuela, he is doing well on his way up to Trinidad and Tobago.

thank you for all the answers

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Ian and Judith Coates

I spent last weekend with them in Southern Mississippi, USA. Sunday, Ian, Judith, five other bikers, and my self went to eat at Chatom, Alabama, USA. The Coates are healthy, happy, and well. His bike is in transit to Panama. After he picks it up, he is planning a ride to Alaska. My friends and I have plans to meet up with him when he gets from Mexico back into the States.

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Ian's in Panama

I have recieved an e-mail that Ian has made it to Panama. As you know of him, it may be 12-18 months before he gets back to the USA. He plans to tour all of Central America while on his "little bike ride". If I learn more, I will post here. Also, Judith is back home after touring with Ian.
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I have recieved an e-mail that Ian has made it to Panama. As you know of him, it may be 12-18 months before he gets back to the USA. He plans to tour all of Central America while on his "little bike ride". If I learn more, I will post here. Also, Judith is back home after touring with Ian.
Very good,
I recieved this information too.
Please keep in touch to tell us about him.
A hug from Brazil,
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We expect he come back to Brazil...
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Rob and Chris NZ

We heard from both Ian and Judith on 24/7/08 they were just leaving LAKE NICARAGUA and not sure when they will be emailing again but all is good.
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We heard from both Ian and Judith on 24/7/08 they were just leaving LAKE NICARAGUA and not sure when they will be emailing again but all is good.
Very good notice...
Keep in touch.
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Ian Coates news!!!!!

Hi, I met Ian in my gas station in Tegucigalpa, Honduras the 8 of August 2008. We spent the whole afternoon talking. He was very gratefull how my family treated him. He spent that whole afternoon telling me stories of the many places he has been. He returned the morning after to say goodbye. He was heading to La Paz (small city in central part of Honduras). He told me was headin to El Salvador then to Antigua in Guatemala.
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