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Old 29 Oct 2007
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Kidnapped in Colombia on Motorcycle - On TV tonight 9pm (UK)

Channel 5, 9pm

"Banged up abroad"

Story of a guy kidnapped in Colombia whilst travelling through on his bike..

Should be interesting.
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I hear YOUR staring the sequel Ted.

Banged Up Abroad II when good bikers go bad.... 'The True story of one man's imprisonment for riding a duffed out battered old motorbike around South America for 6 months'.

Watch as he is beaten starved and gang raped by the guards, poked with sharp sticks by the local children for being a very stinky gringo, watch as he slowly turns to madness for comfort.

You taking Soap on a Rope on your trip?
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Thanks for the tip TM. I thought it was pretty compelling for C5 and he came across with more humility than I've picked up from his internet chat so good on him.

I wonder how those 2 guys on telly the night before would have managed...

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I'd read the book and was pleased that he actually came across quite well on the programme but for goodness sake, couldn't they have at least put the actor playing him on the right bike!!! (a KLR 650, not an F650)
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Hey Ted,

Thanks for the heads up as I would not have watched the program and missed a great episode. How long have you got now before your trip?
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Say, would this program be about Glen Hegstead AKA "Striking Viking" and his book "Two wheels Through Terror"? Just curious, i would of liked to seen the program. An internet link would be apreciated
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Hey Ted,

Thanks for the heads up as I would not have watched the program and missed a great episode. How long have you got now before your trip?
I leave in 2 weeks.

Typically, as soon as I was going to watch this, my cable started playing up

I got my mate for VHS it for me so ill watch it tonight....
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Two weeks before the fun begins, when is your site going to be working as I lost the bookmark matey.

Please keep it updated when you can as I think it's going to be one hell of a journey and I've got about a year or so beofre I get overthere and it will be nice to see what I'm currently missing, if your taking a laptop like I did get a super spongy bag as mines rattled to death and is off for repairs I haven't even gotten to the hard stuff yet.

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Two weeks before the fun begins, when is your site going to be working as I lost the bookmark matey.

Please keep it updated when you can as I think it's going to be one hell of a journey and I've got about a year or so beofre I get overthere and it will be nice to see what I'm currently missing, if your taking a laptop like I did get a super spongy bag as mines rattled to death and is off for repairs I haven't even gotten to the hard stuff yet.

Ride safe Bud
website is already live mate..

its the BIG link in my signature... Touring Ted

Im still not that excited yet, crazy init !

im taking a laptop and have a spongy bag
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