According to Instagram posts, on Tuesday, Lufthansa lost BMX superstar Ryan Nyquist’s bike on a recent flight.
It all started when the 38-year-old native of Santa Cruz, California, posted a short video on Instagram showing himself waiting in Lufthansa’s baggage service office in Geneva.
According to later posts to his Instagram account, Nyquist was traveling to Europe to take part in the Crankworx bike festival in Les Gets, France. The event, which started on Wednesday, brings some of the most talented riders in the world together to take part in a number of bike competitions, including slopestyle and downhill contests.
As you can see, Nyquist was salivating over the prospect of hitting the course.
Nyquist persisted on Instagram in an attempt to get Lufthansa’s attention.
Between Tuesday and Wednesday, Nyquist posted to Instagram four separate times, tagging Lufthansa on each post. He even included a photo of his bike that had been misplaced.
It’s worth noting that Lufthansa commented on the above Instagram post telling Nyquist to send the airline’s Instagram account a private message with the details about the missing bike so that the airline could better attempt to track down the bicycle.
Unfortunately, by the end of the day on Thursday, Nyquist was still without a bike.
Given that Crankworx ends Sunday, we hope he gets his bike back soon.
Until then, remember, it can be risky business traveling with your sports gear.
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