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Ridin High Livin Free C: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories

by Sonny Barger

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | April 4, 2002 | Hardcover

Ridin High Livin Free C: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.

The open road, a well-tuned machine, and a fine "old lady" hanging on to your back. That's freedom. That's living.

Ridin' High, Livin' Free

Sonny Barger is the number one spokesman for the outlaw biker life. His New York Times bestseller Hell's Angel was an exhilarating history of his experiences with the world's most notorious motorcycle club. Now the Angel spreads his wings even wider to bring us rousing, moving, wildly entertaining true-life stories of his renegade brothers and sisters in black leather and their relentless pursuits of liberty, individuality, and the "ultimate ride."

And what stories he has to tell -- freewheeling, bare-knuckle tales of brawls and battles, brotherhood, breathtaking adventures, and crazy quests, and the inevitable classic scrapes with "John Law." The most colorful legends and unforgettable characters of biker lore come alive here: badass dudes like Cincinnati, one of the many Folsom State Prison graduates riding the nation's highways; lone-wolf dreamer Moto Guzzi Ron and his remarkable run at the North Pole, dodging killer bears along the way; and the 1960s saga of party girl Loaded Linda who finally abandoned the biker life for a Silicon Valley gig. Celebrities like Steve McQueen, Johnny Paycheck, and David Crosby thunder through these pages -- alongside some incredibly stylish hog-straddling ladies and quixotic personalities -- in a sensational collection of rebel tales that run the gamut from the poignant and inspiring to the thrilling and utterly outrageous. And through it all, Sonny celebrates the revered creed of the free-spirit motorized wanderer, an ingrained pride and loyalty to the biker fraternity and the glorious machines they love more than their mothers.

Whether you ride, have never ridden, or just dream of riding, Ridin' High, Livin' Free is a reading experience you won't soon forget. It's a fascinating glimpse into a unique culture of freedom that recognizes only one commandment: the code of the road.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 11.11 × 6.11 × 1.11 in

Published: April 4, 2002

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060006021

ISBN - 13: 9780060006020

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hmmm... Okay. Sonny, for those that don't know was the creator of the Hells Angels as we know it today. Needless to say, as a counter culture he has certainly seen things that mainstream society hasn't, which does make his books interesting reads. However this book is more of a compilation of short stories; some of his personal experiences with members of the Club, but other stories mainly pointing out how motorcycles and 1% clubs have affected non-members (and also what I personally felt that some of these people were "wannabes"). A lot of the stories read like anecdotes which can get a little tiring after a while, though a couple did have me laugh out loud. If you're looking for "Jupiter's Travels" obviously this is not it. If you want a quick reads about far-out adventures of partying, women, drinking, and fighting then this book is for you. If you like stories about guys desperate to get rid of their Japanese bikes for Harleys, then this one is for you. If you want to add to a collection, then by all means. I prefer some of Sonny's other books though, like Hells Angel, especially in contrast with LEO books (or even Hunter S Thompson's version) writing about the same events that took place.
Date published: 2010-12-23

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Ridin High Livin Free C: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories

by Sonny Barger

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 11.11 × 6.11 × 1.11 in

Published: April 4, 2002

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060006021

ISBN - 13: 9780060006020

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The open road, a well-tuned machine, and a fine "old lady" hanging on to your back. That's freedom. That's living.

Ridin' High, Livin' Free

Sonny Barger is the number one spokesman for the outlaw biker life. His New York Times bestseller Hell's Angel was an exhilarating history of his experiences with the world's most notorious motorcycle club. Now the Angel spreads his wings even wider to bring us rousing, moving, wildly entertaining true-life stories of his renegade brothers and sisters in black leather and their relentless pursuits of liberty, individuality, and the "ultimate ride."

And what stories he has to tell -- freewheeling, bare-knuckle tales of brawls and battles, brotherhood, breathtaking adventures, and crazy quests, and the inevitable classic scrapes with "John Law." The most colorful legends and unforgettable characters of biker lore come alive here: badass dudes like Cincinnati, one of the many Folsom State Prison graduates riding the nation's highways; lone-wolf dreamer Moto Guzzi Ron and his remarkable run at the North Pole, dodging killer bears along the way; and the 1960s saga of party girl Loaded Linda who finally abandoned the biker life for a Silicon Valley gig. Celebrities like Steve McQueen, Johnny Paycheck, and David Crosby thunder through these pages -- alongside some incredibly stylish hog-straddling ladies and quixotic personalities -- in a sensational collection of rebel tales that run the gamut from the poignant and inspiring to the thrilling and utterly outrageous. And through it all, Sonny celebrates the revered creed of the free-spirit motorized wanderer, an ingrained pride and loyalty to the biker fraternity and the glorious machines they love more than their mothers.

Whether you ride, have never ridden, or just dream of riding, Ridin' High, Livin' Free is a reading experience you won't soon forget. It's a fascinating glimpse into a unique culture of freedom that recognizes only one commandment: the code of the road.

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The open road, a well-tuned machine, and a fine "old lady" hanging on to your back. That's freedom. That's living. Ridin' High, Livin' Free Sonny Barger is the number one spokesman for the outlaw biker life. His New York Times bestseller Hell's Angel was an exhilarating history of his experiences with the world's most notorious motorcycle club. Now the Angel spreads his wings even wider to bring us rousing, moving, wildly entertaining true-life stories of his renegade brothers and sisters in black leather and their relentless pursuits of liberty, individuality, and the "ultimate ride." And what stories he has to tell -- freewheeling, bare-knuckle tales of brawls and battles, brotherhood, breathtaking adventures, and crazy quests, and the inevitable classic scrapes with "John Law." The most colorful legends and unforgettable characters of biker lore come alive here: badass dudes like Cincinnati, one of the many Folsom State Prison graduates riding the nation's highways; lone-wolf dreamer Moto Guzzi Ron and his remarkable run at the North Pole, dodging killer bears along the way; and the 1960s saga of party girl Loaded Linda who finally abandoned the biker life for a Silicon Valley gig. Celebrities like Steve McQueen, Johnny Paycheck, and David Crosby thunder through these pages -- alongside some incredibly stylish hog-straddling ladies and quixotic personalities -- in a sensational collection of rebel tales that run the gamut from the poignant and inspiring to the thrilling an
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Editorial Reviews

“A wild ride.” (Albuquerque Journal)