Skip to comments.Six local guards shot dead so Western round-the-world cyclist could ride through...Pakistan
Posted on 01/23/2014 8:25:59 AM PST by C19fan
Six men were shot dead in western Pakistan while protecting a Spanish man travelling through the country by bike, police said. Javier Colorado, who is attempting to cycle around the world, had crossed into Pakistan's western province of Baluchistan from Iran. Although police reported that he suffered minor injuries, his family posted on his Facebook page that he was unhurt.
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You're wrong. He didn't kill them nor did he "get them killed." They were killed by their fellow countrymen. The responsibility is not on the cyclist.
Looks like those six people attacked him and his escort.
Sucks to be them.
If this cyclist repeated the operation a thousand times the world would be a better place.
In 1963 Dervla Murphy, a young Irishwoman, rode a bike unaccompanied on essentially this route from Dublin to Delhi.
LocoCycle Tour de Pak 2014
Actual Shooting Events at the Olympic Games
The Olympic program of the Shooting Sport consists in 15 different events.
New Olympic event 2014:
soon to be an Olympic event:
Ride a bike and dodge bullets same time
combining rifle and cycling events into one sport
Nope. According to the article, which is poorly written, more than a dozen police officers were assigned to him as an escort. The convoy was attacked, with six officers killed and nine wounded.
Incorrect. He was given a police escort of at least 15 officers. Six of them were killed by "unidentified gunmen," and another 9 wounded.
That's a rather high price to pay for some Spaniard to ride his bike through your neighbourhood.
dang, and I think it sucks when I have to dodge the occasional loose dog!
I have a free downloaded book from around 1912 on my Kindle, where two American college kids rode new-fangled “bicycles” from Turkey to China, with no guards at all, over almost non-existent roads at that time. No support, no email, no sat-phone. They did take revolvers, and had no hassles at borders with them. Everywhere they went, their bikes were the talk of the land. They were the first bicycles ever seen in western China.
It’s an amazing look at a peaceful world on the brink of WW1.
Our world has changed, not all for the better.
Actually it was circa 1890. Poor memory.
Yeah before 1912 there was a woman that did it as well. I think it was solo.
Ah OK, thanks for the correction Guys. My bad.
Years go, I saw a documentary on an attempt to drive from Lebanon to China, back around 1910, 1920 or so. They had no trouble till they reached Iran-Afghanistan area, when the local tribesmen wanted to kill them because they were not moslem.
They made it to China where the locals were unimpressed with their feat.
Because they wanted their stuff, and their infidel status was as good an excuse as any. Obviously they went through a lot of other Muslim places without this kind of problem, assuming this was a land journey. They would probably have traveled through China's western Muslim belt, as well as through the Middle East. The interesting thing is that the Iran-Afghanistan area was the only Muslim area not under Turkish/European/Chinese rule at the time.
I would like him to try riding his bike thru South Central here in Los Angeles or for that matter any gang territory.
The cyclist and 9 of the 15 guards survived. So I guess the security worked.