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Thursday, August 26, 2004

Ride Rustling Mongolian Style

Mongolian horseman steals trekker's bike
From AFP
August 17, 2004

A BRITON cycling to China has appealed for a new set of wheels after his custom-made bicycle was stolen in Mongolia over the weekend by a thief on horseback.

"Before going to sleep on Saturday night I had locked my bicycle to my tent" in the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator, said Edward Genochio, 27, from Devon in southwest England.

"The next thing I knew, I was woken up by the sounds of galloping hooves and ripping canvas," he was quoted as saying by Britain's Press Association news agency.

"This being Mongolia, rather than cutting the lock, the thief had tied the bike to his horse with a rope before charging off and tearing my tent in two."
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