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Undercover with the Mongols Motorcycle Gang: GREAT book

...speaking of cruisers vs. sportbike riders and their comparative safety (other thread going on right now...)

Reading this book I can't put down -- Under and Alone is the true story account of a Federal ATF agent who goes undercover with the Mongols motorcycle gang (touted as more deadly than the Hell's Angels) for 2 years to bust out illegal gun running and meth dealing.

I thought of this because we were talking about how unsafe some riders are. Well, I was amazed at how motorcycle gangs are in their riding practices. You guys think riding without safety gear is bad? These guys routinely ride while OBLITERATED on meth and drunk.

Also funny are the mentions here and there about Outlaw gang motorcycle maintenance, and how much it sucks riding in the back of a pack of motorcycle-gang Harleys...the author speaks of "dodging the occasional mirror, shift pedal, or brake/clutch lever..." or trying to see through thick clouds of black smoke.

Anyway, this is a great read if you're into forensics, law enforcement or dirty ol bikers.

Grasshopper or I will have a copy to lend at Strats if anybody's interested.

Queen risked his life when he joined the Mongols as bearded biker Billy St. John. His adventures with one of America’s most notorious bike gangs, where he explains "murder and mayhem have become simply a lifestyle choice," resulted in the convictions of more than 50 Mongols and earned him an impressive cache of awards. More important, after harrowing trials that included selling drugs to driving getaway cars, Queen lived to tell all about it. Queen recounts these two years with a straightforward gruffness that captivated critics. His story is tight, suspenseful, and unstoppable—you know he’s going to bust the men who became like brothers to him, but it’s just a matter of when and how. The movie version starring Mel Gibson is slated for 2006.

They're making a movie out of it too!
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Hunter S. Thompson wrote the quintesential,"I rode with a 1%er gang" book called, "Hells Angels".

Or you can read the real thing if you buy Sonny Barger's books.

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They're making a Movie TOO!!!

That is freakin awesome!!!!

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Didnt they already make this movie? it starred Charile Sheen. "Beyond the law"




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Didnt they already make this movie? it starred Charile Sheen. "Beyond the law"

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Hey, here's a good site.

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Didnt they already make this movie? it starred Charile Sheen. "Beyond the law"
This is a true story though...

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Hunter S. Thompson wrote the quintesential,"I rode with a 1%er gang" book called, "Hells Angels".

Or you can read the real thing if you buy Sonny Barger's books.

I've read one of Sonny Barger's books. GOOD STUFF!
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This is a true story though...
So was that. in fact the original cop was an extra in the movie.




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There was supposed to be another outlaw biker movie coming out called FTW, I don't know what ended up happening to it though.

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Thanks Slowass! I picked it up and so far its pretty good read.
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Thanks Slowass! I picked it up and so far its pretty good read.
I'm about to finish it tonight, great book!

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