Posted September 9, 2005 GOOD NEWS....... THE BIKE WILL BE HERE ON TUESDAY!On Thursday we were walking are legs off, and heard there was a British lady in town that was on a BMW, riding around the world! Hey, there are only 1,800,000 people here. Lets try and find her. We had heard she was having problems with her bike and found out that there was a good BMW motorcycle dealer in town. Also checked her out at www.HorizonsUnlimitied.com which is a very useful site for long distance travelers. We found a lady traveling on the web site named Cynthia Milner, doing it on a R80GS. So, on the bus and across town, and lo and behold, we find Cindy. Her valves were bad due to bad gas in Peru, so she was having a complete top end performed. She has almost 250,000 miles on the bike. She had a bad accident in Southern Chile on May 2nd, 2005 and broke her collar bone, punctured her lungs and broke 4 ribs. The bike was nearly totaled. The BMW required a new frame, forks, wheel, brakes and a lot of other things which she rattled off very quickly in her British ways. Ed and MaddBrit...... Before you ask, yes she smokes! Cynthia was very lucky. This happened at about 50 MPHs. To brake a spoked wheel like this takes a lot of IMPACT. I have never seen a spoked wheel destroyed like this. The frame and front end were totaled. The handle bars were good..... She was riding with some guys from Holland. Thank God they were riding together. She needed help on this unlucky day.