ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Latin America
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-02-2015, 11:01 AM   #1
gwedo OP
Adventurer
 
gwedo's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: brandon manitoba canada
Oddometer: 78
Stolen Bike - Vina del Mar, Chile

not shure where to post this but Brian Stanfil has had his bike and belongings stolen while in chile. check it on face book.
__________________
gwedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 11:38 AM   #2
gwedo OP
Adventurer
 
gwedo's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: brandon manitoba canada
Oddometer: 78
more info

Brian Stanfill tour of America 2010 (ADV ride report)
brian@hasadv.con
bike taken from Poblacion Chorrillos Chile
Brian rides a BMW 1200 GS grey in colour
__________________
gwedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 12:18 PM   #3
GB
Mod Squad
 
GB's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto, ON
Oddometer: 56,848
Not in Ride Reports

Moved to RF: LA
__________________
ADV decals, patches & flag? Here
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 05:33 PM   #4
brianstanfill
has adventure
 
brianstanfill's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Touring
Oddometer: 222
stolen bike

Thank you for the post, gwedo.

My moto and everything in it (computer, equipment, tools, tent, money, passport, etc.) was stolen from the patio of where I am staying in Viña del Mar, Chile last night sometime between 5 and 7 am. The patio gate was locked, but the wheel on the bike was not. The crooks opened the gate and pushed the bike away.

I spent the morning at the police station reporting the theft. The police are very helpful but of course have no prediction of a resolution.

I still have some money and ATM/credit cards, cameras, phone, clothes, and my precious backup hard drive. And the people here are very nice and helpful with giving me a place to stay and food to eat.

There are really two options: they find the bike or they don't. If they do, and all the equipment is gone, I'll consider replacing the gear and continuing my trip to Ushuaia. If they don't find it, I'll return to Santiago for a new passport and then make arrangements to fly home to Houston.

I am four years on the road from Alaska, and I know every day is a possible day for an unfortunate crash... theft... or whatever. These are the risks we as adventurers take. We don't adventure without accepting that adventure includes good days and bad. And so as I stare at the final 3500km of the road from Prudhoe Bay to Ushuaia, I am very thankful for the previous 90,000km of good.

I could buy a small Honda to continue the ride, but right now I feel utterly defeated and want nothing more than to be in the arms of my love.

2008 BMW R1200 GS
Color: silver
Alaska Plate: HASADV
VIN: WB103130X8ZU45651

The bike is unique, wired with a solar panel on the Touratech Zega top case, PegPacker jerry cans on the passenger pegs, and a home-made windshield extension. Bike wears new Heidenau Scout 60 tires and shows signs of several falls on the black crash bars.

It's also very dirty now haha

Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1420248963.184179.jpg
Views: 297
Size:  136.5 KB
__________________
Brian Stanfill

Tour of the Americas: August 16, 2010 - present

brianstanfill screwed with this post 01-02-2015 at 05:36 PM Reason: fuck tapatalk and image uploads
brianstanfill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 08:06 PM   #5
tricepilot
El Gran Payaso
 
tricepilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: San Antonio
Oddometer: 8,883
Geez Brian I am sorry to hear of this

I hope your bike shows up soon. Don't give up total hope too fast.
tricepilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 08:09 PM   #6
Gabeslaw
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Gabeslaw's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: South Florida USA
Oddometer: 287
Just friended you on FB......I pray all works out and they find the bike to continue your adventure to Alaska!
__________________
Gabe Carrera, Esq.
IBA #59853
2014 Hoka Hey Challenger
American Legends Rider
Rider & Writer for Wheels on the Road
Gabeslaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 06:31 AM   #7
Misery Goat
Positating the negative
 
Misery Goat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Paradise Valley, AZ
Oddometer: 75,205
Sorry to hear about your bike, I updated the thread title with the location of the theft.
__________________
"So what you gonna do when the novelty is gone.."-- Joy Division

Same as it ever was


My Wanderlust
Misery Goat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 06:51 AM   #8
brianstanfill
has adventure
 
brianstanfill's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Touring
Oddometer: 222
Thank you for the kind words. I'll post as I know more.
__________________
Brian Stanfill

Tour of the Americas: August 16, 2010 - present
brianstanfill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 07:17 AM   #9
brianstanfill
has adventure
 
brianstanfill's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Touring
Oddometer: 222
Cops say they found the bike. I'm on my way to see what's left of it.
__________________
Brian Stanfill

Tour of the Americas: August 16, 2010 - present
brianstanfill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 08:59 AM   #10
bananaman
transcontimental
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Madison, Wisconsin and/or Panama, Panama
Oddometer: 7,745
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianstanfill View Post
Cops say they found the bike. I'm on my way to see what's left of it.



Here's to hoping it's intact!
bananaman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 09:51 AM   #11
tricepilot
El Gran Payaso
 
tricepilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: San Antonio
Oddometer: 8,883
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianstanfill View Post
Cops say they found the bike. I'm on my way to see what's left of it.
I'm hoping they only cherry picked what they thought they could sell fast from what was stacked on the bike, and I'm imagining the bike is basically intact. I hope I'm right.

A bike like that will stick out like a sore thumb most places so there's less incentive to keep it, and moreover there isn't a big black market for BMW parts and farkles in Chile. That's my guess, anyway.
tricepilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 12:08 PM   #12
brianstanfill
has adventure
 
brianstanfill's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Touring
Oddometer: 222
First, a thank you to all who helped spread the word, offer advice, and wish me well. Thank you also to the dedicated police of Chile. They recovered the bike after it was abandoned in a street in less than 24 hours. It was of course without all of my equipment, electronics, tools, and gear. The thieves also cut the ignition cables and broke the locks on the touratech Zega panniers. I am trying to repair these things myself.

Second, it's my pleasure to share the adventure with the world. I will continue the ride. Yesterday wasn't so pleasurable, but even in hindsight I know these kinds of days are necessary to remind us of the good ones. I have never in four years spent so much time recollecting the last four years as I have in the last 24 hours. I still have a DSLR, a point-and-shoot, and a smartphone; I will be able to continue posting updates as I ride to Ushuaia.

But I need to replace some essential equipment. My partner, Eric, wanted to create a gofundme campaign, but I felt uncomfortable with the idea. I am not without money... Or the will to continue... Yet. At the same time, I graciously accept all support that comes my way and so do my best to pay it forward to other travelers as I can.

I have had a paypal link available for donations on my website at hasadv.com from the start. The people who use it are forever in my heart.

Thanks again to everyone, especially the kind people helping me in Viña del Mar. I am in your debt.
__________________
Brian Stanfill

Tour of the Americas: August 16, 2010 - present
brianstanfill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 12:53 PM   #13
rgiroux
Invisible Man
 
rgiroux's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Socal near the great 33
Oddometer: 2,415


great news that the ride will continue!
__________________
"Otherwise, its been a carnival of idiots, and Im the f*ckin ringmaster" - RTW Doug
Speed is your friend, it also why you see a bike up in a tree from time to time - WarLlama

2009 Alaska , 2010 Moab
2011 Calif Dreaming , 2013 Mexico
rgiroux is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 03:46 PM   #14
GuateRider
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Antigua , Guatemala
Oddometer: 1,416
Eek

Glad you got your bike back

But I still have 2 questions :

1) After all these years on the road you still leave your passport, money etc. on the bike overnight ??

2) You're traveling all over the place for 4 years on a 25k $ bike plus a shitload of expensive equipment and you are asking people for money ??

Just wondering, and like I said before, I'm glad you got your bike back .
__________________
Guatemala-Alaska-Guatemala
GuateRider is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 03:59 PM   #15
brianstanfill
has adventure
 
brianstanfill's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Touring
Oddometer: 222
I take my things off the bike when the bike is stored in questionable areas, but this was a private residence of only a few people with a locked gate.

I put up the PayPal link because people have asked how to give give money. I promise you the donations don't pale in comparison to the cost of four years traveling.
__________________
Brian Stanfill

Tour of the Americas: August 16, 2010 - present
brianstanfill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015