Strikingviking: on TV's "Locked Up Abroad"

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Bigbird, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Bigbird

    Bigbird "Dog Is My Co-Pilot"

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    Don't know if anyone else saw this, but while flipping thru the mindless dross of cable tv Saturday I came across a view of a guy riding a BMW 650, and the narration said something about ....heading for the tip of South America". So, naturally I paused in my surfing to take a closer look. A closer view of the BMW showed there was something printed on the tank. I hit the freeze-frame on the set to see what it said, "Strikingviking.net" Hey! cool, that's the dude who posts on ADVrtider quite a bit! Wonder what he's doin' on the Tube. As it turned out, Greg was narrating his Real-life Adventure as a kidnapped hostage of some Colombian paramilitary mob in 2001. I don't think SV had that kind of "adventure riding" in mind when he started out for Tierra del Fuego! Anyway, if you get a chance, watch this show. And in the words of The Sargent on "Hill Street Blues"..... "Let's be careful out there."

    Cheers,
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  2. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    Now that's the kind of thing that makes me want to get TV!
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  3. The Yeti

    The Yeti Been here awhile

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  5. kuroda_tadayoshi

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    FYI,

    Now on Nexflix streaming. Season 1 episode 4. Watch it to see how shoving a motorcycle key up your nose can save your life.
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  6. Grover6

    Grover6 Been here awhile

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    Pretty amazing story. I haven't seen the show, but I highly recommend the book, Two wheels through terror. Made me want to ride to Tierra del fuego, maybe without seeing Columbia.
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    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    Men in prison???
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  9. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    Fixed for ya Slippii! :evil

    "Good" programs on cable or regular TV are rare...


    :lol3
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  10. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    :eek1:eek1:eek1 Now that you mention it, I have seen that specific show. In my younger crazier days, I came pretty close of ending up in that sort of situation.Money talked then but still.....:eek1:eek1:eek1

    So now I watch them when nothing better to do, just for some answers as to what could/would have happened to us back then.:eek1:eek1:eek1
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  11. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Wow. I had no idea. Just watched the episode..

    I love the ending! :clap
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  12. Kent Glasscock

    Kent Glasscock Been here awhile

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    Glenn Heggstadt (sp) book and this episode are good. When they did the recreation. They had him on the BMW 650 but he was riding a KLR 650 when he took the trip. Don't know why they changed that for the episode. I know he rode a BMW when he did his around the world trip (also a good read). If you haven't read "two wheels through terror" I highly recommend it.
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    I'd rather be "locked up with broads" :feelgood
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  14. motorat

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    read the book several years ago.
    still surprised that someone would want to steal a klr
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  15. KhaoSanMan

    KhaoSanMan Airhead

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    My brother and I were at the BMW national a few years back heading to the beer tent for last call. We grabbed our beer and sat down to chat, on the way to the table I noticed a man hunched over wearing a well worn leather jacket with something to the effect of "globetrotter" on the back. I just knew it was Glen, but it was one of those moments when you aren't sure and don't want to be rude. I told my brother and we decided the best course of action would be to just yell out "Glen!" and see if he reacted.

    We did, and he did, and we headed over to share some brew and stories. We were blown away to have the chance to share a beer with what to us is a real life Indian Jones. He is a tremendously cool and funny guy and we say hi now whenever we see him at other rallies in California.

    I feel like more folks should hear about his story. Without a doubt I was inspired to learn that after all of his ordeals he wanted nothing more than to continue his journey, and get's to to this day.
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