Ridin' High, Livin' Free: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories by Sonny Barger, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman

By Sonny Barger, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman

An angel spreads his wings.
Sonny Barger is the number-one spokesman for the bike event. His New York Times bestseller, Hell's Angel, used to be an exciting historical past of his adventures with the world's such a lot infamous bike membership. Now he brings us rousing, relocating, and wildly interesting actual tales of his renegade brothers and sisters within the relentless pursuit of liberty, individuality, and the "ultimate ride."

And what tales he has to inform -- freewheeling, bare-knuckle stories of brawls and battles, brotherhood, breathtaking adventures, loopy quests, and the inevitable vintage scrapes with "John Law." the main colourful legends and unforgettable characters of biker lore come alive during this ebook. furthermore, celebrities like Steve McQueen, Johnny Paycheck, and David Crosby thunder via those pages in a sensational number of insurgent stories that runs the gamut from poignant and encouraging to exciting and completely outrageous.

Whether you journey, have by no means ridden, or dream of driving, Ridin' excessive, Livin' Free is a studying adventure you won't quickly put out of your mind -- a desirable glimpse right into a particular tradition of freedom that acknowledges just one commandment: the code of the line.

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And while stunt rider Bud Ekins performed the jump on film, McQueen actually duplicated the jump off camera, just to prove he could pull it off. 42 Ralph “Sonny” Barger After his death, traces of Steve McQueen’s wealth and personal effects were scattered. Over two hundred and ten motorcycles, fiftyfive cars, and five airplanes were auctioned off. In 2001, McQueen’s Pitcairn PA-8 fetched $294,000 at an auction outside of Chicago. The same rat bike that terrorized Barbara on the 405 interstate is now on display at a gambling casino in Laughlin, Nevada.

New Hampshire hosts the big annual Laconia bike rally and has no helmet law. In Vermont, on the other hand, cops will write you a $117 tag for no helmet in a New York minute—even if you’re riding on the bridge over the Connecticut River that separates New Hampshire from Vermont. When Hippie Nan first got her New Hampshire motorcycle license, she swore she would never ride until she could afford a Harley. Her obsession started in childhood. When Nan was six years old, her mother dated a smooth bike rider.

Ridin’ High, Livin’ Free 53 Pay your toll, motherfucker, and pull your ass over. They had us. But after the CHP pulled us all over, they really didn’t know what the fuck to do with us. We were all sitting on the side of the road when we heard a couple of bikes roaring in the distance. Realizing that Big Dexter and Pee Wee weren’t with us, it was them we heard first, and then finally saw. All the barricades were down at the tollgates, but Dex and Pee Wee weren’t slowing down. —little pieces of barricade wood went flying all over the place.

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