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Hollywood exaggerates biker lifestyle

Old school bikers preferred primitive camping areas which had to be cleared
Old school bikers preferred primitive camping areas which had to be cleared

Bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts wait with bated breath for biker TV series and the occasional movies depicting outlaw biker lifestyles. However not many show the true brotherhood and love these people show most of the time. Unfortunately, Hollywood sensationalizes the bazaar. That’s why they have to order extra buckets of fake blood to throw around a scene setting.

If you want to compare 'real biker stories', frequent ‘biker hangouts’ and tune your ears to the story swapping. You’ll get a better insight into the real camaraderie of club life; the good and the bad.

A hard-core biker (cub member) known as ‘Country’ lives and rides locally. He is where hundreds of us have followed his stories and bought his books. Country will generally give newcomers sage advice when it is asked for politely. However, he might also give advice to numbskulls that are about to get themselves into stupid trouble. (Smile)

Here’s a ‘snippet’ from one of his books “Evolution of an Outlaw Biker”:We slipped through Port Huron at about 11:00 PM; it was dark as it could get. We had to catch a ferry across the lake, then clear sailing to Toronto over 400 more miles away. Catching the ferry, we waited until it landed and then rode our bikes off.

It was pitch dark, no buildings, nothing. When the ferry left we would be in the dark. Something was wrong so I ran to the ferry and yelled," IS THIS THE ROAD TO TORONTO?"

"NO!" came the answer out of the dark, "THIS IS AN ISLAND!”

The bastards knew what they were doing. A little Canadian joke on the yanks, ha-ha. Not funny. We got back on and when we got to the mainland there were lights and civilization. After we unloaded, I gave them my thoughts on the subject.

Gassing up and hanging a couple of extra anti-freeze bottles of gas on the rear, (there should be a lot of empty anti-freeze jugs up there).

I saw a sign that read 100 kilometers mph. I asked Big Rick, “How fast is that in American?” He figured it at about 90 mph. Later we found out it was something like 62.5 mph.

90 mph all night long (with a couple of stops for a smoke, sic.) found us trying to sneak around Toronto at daylight. We got off the main highway and tried angling through another route to bypass the cops on the main route. Sure enough we got caught.

Comments made on Country’s books at show people all around the world enjoying a glimpse into the mind of a REAL, lifelong outlaw biker.

Some of the comments include:

Jeff from Guam said: This book helped me see into the mindset of a MC. If you are a bike enthusiast or not, you will be hard pressed to put this book down. I look forward to the next books by this author.

Mongo said: It is good to read a book where you believe the facts as they happen. Not a feel good book but told the way it is. Can't wait to read the whole series.

Russell Ogg said: I have been enthralled with the subject of Outlaw Bikers since I was a youngster. This book is a helpful look into the lives of the men who choose this way of life.

Eugene Carpenter said: This is a great book. Easy to read. The author had me laughing my @$$ off. Stories about how it use to be and how it still is on occasion. So many experiences that if you've put miles on a scooter you can relate to. Who hasn't been broke down in a rain storm or had a damn dog come out in front of them. I will definitely be reading the next 2 of the trilogy.

Preacher Hurtz from Northern California said: The author of this book gives a vivid description of his life for all to see, a must read for not only bikers but anyone who likes fact based excitement.

Kenneth Lally from Illinois said: An excellent book about the way things were in the biker world of the 60's & 70's, before cell phones had the police on the scene in two minutes and fight or flight were your only options. A real tribute to the men who lived this lifestyle of excess partying and a constant need to wander the highways of America, searching for who knows what. It's a rare thing to find a survivor from this era as most succumbed to the lifestyle's demands and paid the price by cashing their chips in early, many never ever seeing middle age. I'll look forward to the other two books in this trilogy and thank Country for sharing this piece of his life with us, a life few of us could imagine.

Black Dog from France said: Evolution of An Outlaw Bikers is a brilliant read for any Harley owner or biker.

A hardcore story about life on the road as biker and member of various gangs. However this is not just about violence, booze, sex and drugs, it is a fascinating story about one man's life that is now in his 70's.

The author gets in to all sorts of scrapes to survive, ending up doing a short jail term after nearly getting shot in cold blood by a not so friendly law-man. A later day wild-west story that's a real page turner.

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