being new to this forum a true story which happened a few years ago, well 3 years. Heading back two up from Madrid towards the Northern spanish coast and the ferry. I was then on my old GS with 'her indoors' and riding with a mate on his Triumph 900 Trophy. He had wife on board. Crusing at a sedate 80 ish we became aware of another Bike behind us. Stayed about 30 yards back, a Fireblade just tracking us. Thought he was lonely, no problem. We pulled in for a coffee an hour or so later and the FireBlade did like wise. Saw it was French one, with male rider and female pillion. (Poor wench) All the rider had on was a white vest, helmet and jeans. He came up to us in a bit of a state and explained in broken English that Spanish 'Ali-barbars' had nicked his jacket in a cafe in Madrid containing all his monies/cards ina wallet. It was by the grace of god he had his Bike keys in jean pocket. He asked if we would buy him a coffee and lend him a few Euro's to allow him to buy petrol and get him to France, over the Pyrennes. Me and mate 'sussed' him out and thought 'sod it' We'll give him a few Euros We gave him 50 Euro's enough to get a full tank, and a bit of lunch. He was so happy. In France he stated he could get cash from Family, and he had to get back to N France near Cherbourg !! A lot of handshaking and off he went. Two weeks later mate received 50 Euros in post with a bit extra for a drink !! When ever I am in France /Spain I always think of this 'frenchie' bombing back in just a white vest. A 1000 miles to go :shock: This year I stopped in same cafe, hoped there might have been a statue to the Brit samaritans :lol: No luck. I now ride an FJR, and wow am I pleased. Would you have helped him out or thought you were being 'scammed'