Two Wheels Through Terror

Two Wheels Through Terror

This book is the shocking travelogue of Heggstad's journey through Central and South America, including his capture by Colombia's rebel ELN army, and the eventual realization of a dream.

Author: Glen Heggstad

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173015477624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

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Follow along on Glen Heggstad's journey through Central and South America in this shocking travelogue, including his capture by Colombia's rebel ELN army, and the eventual realization of a dream.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Greatest One Percenter Myths Mysteries and Rumors Revealed

Greatest One Percenter Myths  Mysteries  and Rumors Revealed

I craved one last hoorah, a journey somewhere into the unpredictable to wake me up. —Glen Heggstad, Two Wheels Through Terror The journey “somewhere” ended up being a run from the swank SoCal desert to the bottom tip of South America.

Author: Bill Hayes

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760350997

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Get the straight facts on the legends and events that surround outlaw motorcycle clubs. Not everything is as it seems when the media is involved. Pretty much everything the world has ever heard about one-percenter motorcycle clubs has been pure, unadulterated lies. Take the so-called Hollister riot of 1947 that started it all. LIFE magazine convinced America that what Hunter Thompson called "The Menace" was about to ride into town spewing rage and 30-weight motor oil, and America believed it. So what really happened in Hollister? Greatest One-Percenter Myths, Mysteries, and Rumors Revealed divulges the truth about that incident and many more legendary events, including Charles Manson’s desire for a biker army, what really happened to the Easy Rider bikes, and an examination of the mystery of the Waco shootings. The truth will be revealed, but only if you crack the spine on this book and read the real story. Topics covered in this book include the following: Lost Lore of the Laughlin River Run The Straight Satans and Charles Manson Inside the Heads of the Infiltrators The Growth of the Three-Piece Patch in Red China The Mystery of the Easy Rider Bikes Blunders Down Under Women in the Wild: Mamas, Sheep, Ol’ Ladies, and Lies Purple Wings: Codes, Secrets, and Anti-Everything Acronyms The Holiness of Hollister, the Sins of the Scribes The Strange Rise and Fall of Japan’s Bōsōzoku Putin’s Angels: Throwing the Separation of MC and State to the Wolves Who Really Hatched Easy Rider? Confessions of Murder on National Television “Can You Guys Ride?”: Giving the Cast of Sons of Anarchy Their Keys Waco: The Biggest Mystery of All Don't believe everything the media has been telling you about 1%-er motorcycle clubs. Greatest One-Percenter Myths, Mysteries, and Rumors has the straight facts.
Categories: Transportation

One More Day Everywhere

One More Day Everywhere

With One More Day Everywhere, readers can share Glen Heggstad’s vision of a world ungoverned by fear and, like Glen, embrace each experience, with one eye always on the horizon. “If anyone knows determination, perseverance, agony and ...

Author: Glen Heggstad

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781770903289

Category: Travel

Page: 422

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The motorcycle adventurer and author of Two Wheels Through Terror delivers a “spectacular and gripping read” of his solo journey around the world (Friction Zone). In November of 2001, on a motorcycle trip to the tip of South America, Glen Heggstad was kidnapped at gunpoint by Colombian rebels and held captive for five weeks. Yet even after his traumatic incarceration, Glen did what few others would—finished his trip. Three years later, frustrated by the climate of fear in a media-saturated world and the resulting stranglehold of self-imposed security in the United States, Glen decided to look for truth on his own terms—on the back of his motorcycle. Starting in Japan, Glen wound his way through Siberia, Mongolia, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa, stopping in over thirty countries. This was not a tourist’s bus tour—Glen battled extreme temperatures, knee-deep mud, bureaucratic roadblocks, health problems, and loneliness, but these problems faded to insignificance with the thrill of the open road and the smiling receptions he received from locals and fellow bikers at every turn. With One More Day Everywhere, readers can share Glen Heggstad’s vision of a world ungoverned by fear and, like Glen, embrace each experience, with one eye always on the horizon. “If anyone knows determination, perseverance, agony and terror it is Glen Heggstad. And that motorcycles are fun!” —Jimmy Lewis, editor, Cycle World Magazine “This is a story of extreme travel at its finest.” —RoadRunner “Heggstad manages to illustrate the joys and hardships and benefits and drawbacks of two-wheeled global travel to some of the most difficult places on the planet.” —Friction Zone
Categories: Travel

Going Places

Going Places

Heggstad, Glen Two Wheels through Terror: Diary of a South American Motorcycle Odyssey. Center Conway, NH: Whitehorse Press, 2004. 275 pp. ISBN: 9781884313493 Adventure motorcyclist and former Hell's Angel Heggstad was on a 25,000-mile ...

Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849721

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

View: 845

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Colombia

Colombia

Fascinating insight into contemporary Colombia through the eyes of a true Colombiaphile. Political in parts but very well informed. Heggstad, Glen Two Wheels Through Terror: Diary of a South American Motorcycle Odyssey Whitehorse Press, ...

Author: Sarah Woods

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841629216

Category: Colombia

Page: 496

View: 472

This guide to Colombia reflects the resurgence of the country among travellers following years of lawlessness. With a strong focus on the country's cultural attractions, it will appeal to visitors seeking to discover Colombia's renowned flora and fauna, as well as its historic colonial cities, and its range of eco-tourism initiatives
Categories: Colombia

Education World

Education World

In terms of books Heggstad in his introduction . and journals there are no recallable Two Wheels Through Terror is works by Indian authors on the subject perhaps the most thrilling and absorbing and most automobile magazines devote ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066253835

Category: Education

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Categories: Education

Commodifying Violence in Literature and on Screen

Commodifying Violence in Literature and on Screen

... or Matthew Thompson's My Colombian Death: A Journey Into the Heart of South America's Most Dangerous Country (2008); or personal diaries of trips through the “land of danger” such as Glen Heggstad's Two Wheels Through Terror: Diary ...

Author: Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000450811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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This book traverses the cultural landscape of Colombia through in-depth analyses of displacement, local and global cultures, human rights abuses, and literary and media production. Through an exploration of the cultural processes that perpetuate the "darker side" of Latin America for global consumption, it investigates the "condition" that has led writers, filmmakers, and artists to embrace (purposefully or not) the incessant violence in Colombian society as the object of their own creative endeavors. In this examination of mass-marketed cultural products such as narco-stories, captivity memoirs, gritty travel narratives, and films, Herrero-Olaizola seeks to offer a hemispheric approach to the role played by Colombia in cultural production across the continent where the illicit drug trade has made significant inroads. To this end, he identifies the "Colombian condition" within the parameters of the global economy while concentrating on the commodification of Latin America’s violence for cultural consumption.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Global Secret and Intelligence Services II

Global Secret and Intelligence Services II

He has since written a book detailing his ordeal titled Two Wheels Through Terror. The ELN did not participate in the peace process that the administration of Andrés Pastrana Arango attempted during 1998 to 2002 with the FARC, ...

Author: Heinz Duthel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783738607789

Category: Political Science

Page: 548

View: 544

Global Secret and Intelligence Services II Hidden Systems that deliver Unforgettable Customer Service Global Secret and Intelligence Services II Hidden Systems that deliver Unforgettable Customer Service First Edition 2006 Second Edition 2009 Third Edition 2014 Updated: UUTYG/TT5443 Note: Because of some special contents of this publication, some pages are in French, German and Italien The DEA in popular culture * The DEA.org (The Drug Enjoying Americans), a drug information site. * Gary Oldman played a corrupt DEA Agent in The Professional. * Luis Guzman and Don Cheadle play two DEA agents in the movie Traffic. * Vin Diesel plays a DEA agent in the movie A Man Apart. * Max Payne is a DEA agent in the video game series Max Payne. In the game, Max battles addicts of a fictional designer drug called Valkyr. * David Duchovny played a transvestite DEA agent, Denise/Dennis Bryson on the series, Twin Peaks. * Mary-Louise Parker finds out that her boyfriend is a DEA agent on the Showtime series "Weeds"
Categories: Political Science

Free to Go

Free to Go

I found plenty: Jupiter's Travels; The Motorcycle Diaries; Two Wheels Through Terror; Long Way Round; Borderlands; Through Dust and Darkness; One Brit, One Bike, One Big Country – the list of books was long, but I felt impatience ...

Author: Esa Aldegheri

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529389678

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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'An exhilarating story of freedom and constraint, told with a confident and unwavering verve. This is a journey driven by boundless curiosity, and by the desire for connection - across borders, across languages, across time' MALACHY TALLACK When Esa Aldegheri and her husband left their home in Orkney, Esa didn't know that their eighteen-month motorbike adventure would take them through twenty international frontiers - between Europe and the Middle East, through Pakistan, China and India - many of which are now impassable. Charting a story of shrinking and expanding liberties and horizons, of motherhood, womanhood, xenophobia and changing geopolitical situations, Free to Go examines the challenges of navigating a world where many assume that women ride pillion, both on a motorbike and within relationships. Part around-the-world adventure, part-literary exploration of womanhood, Free to Go is about the journeys that shape and transform us.
Categories: Travel

The Pathfinder Diaries

The Pathfinder Diaries

... Fiction Alan Weisbecker Nonfiction In Search Of Captain Zero Can't you Get along with Anyone Nonfiction Road Fever Two Wheels Through Terror Tim Cahill Glenn Hegsstad NoFX Jeff Alulis Nonfiction Carlos Castenada Nonfiction Teachings ...

Author: Cory Belyea

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781716892998

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Car chase in Colombia. Police extortions in Mexico. Tenacious border caddies in Central America. Terrorism in Guatemala. Century swell in the Caribbean. Twenty-six border crossings on expired Californian tags. These were just some of the events Cory Belyea, a gringo, and his trusty Pathfinder encountered on a quest that carved 22,000 miles out of the Americas on the way down to Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina. For what? The waves, the romance, the adventure? The road trip became a testament of how far a surfer would go to honor a fallen friend chasing down the dream. Would it be enough? In The Pathfinder Diaries, Belyea shares a wild, life-altering journey. Writing with candor and from the heart, his words uncover the beauty and injustices of the American continent. In his short stories, his love for the ocean, languages, and the people of Latin American shines bright. Praise for The Pathfinder Diaries “Hard to put a masterpiece into such little words. An incredible story about adventure, human connection, and friendship.” —Profesora Serocki “An epic journey of discovery and homage. Cory Belyea captures the unique love affair that all seafarers, surfers, and free-divers have with the ocean. Belyea searches for the perfect wave to honor his friend Mike, taking the reader on adventures spanning thousands of miles of land and sea throughout Latin America.” —Captain Chris
Categories: Biography & Autobiography