Striking Viking bumming the world (On the road again)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by strikingviking, May 11, 2004.

  1. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    Glen:


    Got the book yesterday, looked at the pix & said ,I remember those from Glens ADV RR. I've seen the nat geo film, remember

    seeing the interview on 48 Hours after your release, & read the account on ADV

    So I know the beginning, the middle, and the end but I flip the book open to page 1, next thing I know I look at my watch & it's 4

    AM, both dogs are asleep in the chair, wife has gone to bed & I missed supper . DAMN IT!!!! Sucked in again.

    Well, needless to say the book is mesmerizing and once started it can't be put down Love it

    Thanks Glen.
    Merry Christmas
  2. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the story amigo. Do you guys realize that this book was first published in 2004 and has been regularly selling ever since? TWTT sold in hardback so well that it did not go to softcover until 2010 when ECW Press bought the rights from Whitehorse for international re-release. I purposely don't keep track of the bookkeeping but two years ago, I recall seeing a stat revealing that the new version sold 3,500 copies the first quarter alone.:1drink

    Same for my second book, One More Day Everywhere, it is still being reprinted twice a year after four years on the market. This is all the result of the power of positive thinking and telling the story not just about motorcycling, but primarily about the fascinating people of our planet.
  3. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    Party too hearty for a Viking?:freaky No problem. That's why God invented bail bondsmen.

    I heard a rumor regarding anything-goes, five-dollar-lapdances at the local titte bars...:evil
  4. _cy_

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    goodness this is a loooong thread...
  5. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    From servers malfunctioning that lost most of the pics, to me having to delete original journals to keep my publisher happy, this thread is in considerable disarray. Myself and a few of the mods though, have resurrected much of what was first posted here into a much easier to read version here.

    National Geographic made an interesting documentary of the South American leg.

    :pimp
  6. globalklr650

    globalklr650 Been here awhile

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    My girlfriend and I are traveling around the world on one KLR650. We are in Baja Mexico and heading south to argentina. Do you have any advice for Columbia or other countries? I am worried about Columbia after hearing what happened to you. We always look for free camping and go on the roads less travelled.[​IMG]
  7. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    I'm sure SV has tons of great advice, you can also check Radioman's current RR, he's in SA now http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134
  8. pdedse

    pdedse paraelamigosincero

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    Just went back over the first three pages of the version linked above. Everyone loves a beautiful scenic shot of mountains, deserts, playa, jungle...but I find myself drawn to the people pictures spending more time studying the faces, the smiles, the gestures, the lips, the hair, the eyes...my goodness...the eyes! Maybe it's because we search for a common denominator in people who look very different from ourselves. Most enjoyable.
  9. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    From what I hear, Colombia has been safe for many years now because the major rebel groups have either disbanded, (ELN) or are in serious negotiations with the government. (FARC) It is my understanding that kidnapping have been renounced by all. Colombians are about the nicest people you'll meet anywhere, with premier doses of culture and scenery.
    Good luck amigos.
  10. 65bmwr50

    65bmwr50 Been here awhile

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    Just found your episode on Net Flix. Interesting to watch it again. After reading your response above, it is interesting how a decade can change things.
  11. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    Thanks amigo. A lot of people wrote to me saying they saw my show on Netflix too, but I could not find it. What was it listed as?
  12. MsLizVt

    MsLizVt pfft ...

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    Glen, Hi!

    On netflix, it's under Locked Up Abroad, which 65bmwr50 put in the title of his post. Probably you can't see that if you're using tapatalk or on your cell phone.

    Here's a link to Locked Up Abroad on Netflix. Click on Number 4 in Season 1, Columbia, and you'll come up on the screen.

    LOCKED UP ABROAD

    Besides that, hope you're doing well.

    Hugs,



    Liz (from Vermont)
  13. 65bmwr50

    65bmwr50 Been here awhile

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    For answering his question for me.
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    MsLizVt pfft ...

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    65, You're welcome! And thank you for sharing that it was on netflix. I didn't know that.
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    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    Bump. I hope you haven't been abducted by aliens!
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    He has been Domesticated by a Woman! :rofl
  17. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    I am alive and well amigo and thanks for your concern.

    I wrote this for my FaceBook page but you guys might like it too.

    To fully develop as human beings we must venture beyond conventional education and push the limits of our existence past the suffocating mundane. Identify the impossible--then challenge the boundaries of logic.

    Climb a difficult mountain, train for a world-class event or travel under arduous circumstances into the unknown. To taste the music of the wind we might have to sacrifice a romance, skin our knees, suffer hunger or break a bone as the magic of the universe feeds our collective souls.

    Disregard the odds as you push the envelope beyond what others consider wise and you will flourish with a rare, profound energy that is only experienced when boldly leaping outside of your comfort zone.

    No matter the mishaps along the way, stagger back to your feet and keep on swinging, bruised knuckles and all. A delicious victory awaits those who persevere. Awake and feel the pulse of your destiny as you discover that you are the world’s greatest everything.
    glen heggstad
  18. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    dude, that's like deep n stuff

    seriously though, I like the sentiment and it's well written...several nice turns of phrase
  19. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    There's a free iPhone app by the same name, "Locked Up Abroad".
  20. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    Thanks amigo.