Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga


I read Hunter S. Thompson’s book the Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga . I’ve also seen it titled “The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.” Written in the late 60s this book put a rather unknown journalist, Thompson, on the national stage. He’s since passed on, but it was once said about him that he made himself ugly to expose the ugliness he sees around him.

According to the book he spent time with the Hell's Angels. A lot of time. What he reports was shocking to me. I really didn’t enjoy this book. It’s not because of the author or writing quality, it’s the subject matter. It’s not the bikes, brotherhood or counterculture sentiment, but the violence. The frequent discussion of rape was disturbing to me.

There’s probably no other motorcycle book that contains what this one does. Anyone interested in these types of motorcycle clubs will probably find this book intriguing and unsettling. Hopefully it turns you away.

They say deep down you really want to be them. Considering the broken body your left with as described in the book, the financial problems and as you get older the rotting teeth (if they haven’t been punched out), no, I don’t really want to be part of this.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Viking Trianion Motorcycle Windshield Bag Review



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