Hog Fever

Front Cover
Macmillan, May 15, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
2 Reviews
Richard La Plante begins his Harley career as a "RUB" (Rich Urban Biker) with a single small motorcycle. Before long, he is pursuing the ultimate machine--a Harley customized to his exact specifictions--and lovingly spending hours polishing its gleaming chrome.

From his misadventure-filled trip to Spain to his across-America ride that ends in tragedy in Las Vegas, La Plante shows how a simple hobby can become a life-altering obsession.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Met Richard &Lynda at a Harley rally in 1995. Got my copy signed. Great read.

Contents

Acknowledgments
7
The Beginning
17
The Buddhist Prayer Position
23
A Custom Hog and a Bit of Class
31
The 1200
44
Terence Stamp
60
Thank You Nat West But Ill
73
Living the Dream On Credit
85
A Sulphuric Monster
160
Harley Owners Group the Chelsea and Fulham Chapter
169
Essential Ink
180
Hey Boy Do You Know How to Dance?
192
From a Crane to an Eagle
206
Hey Bro It Aint a Harley Any More
216
Leather Stud
224
Blue Ridge Custom
234

The Springer
94
Littlecote
114
The Next Incarnation
128
Howdy Partner
135
Five Star All the Way
142
Premonition
241
Joes
250
Lucky Break
259
The Drip
266
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

Richard La Plante's thrillers, Mantis, Leopard, Steroid Blues, and Mindkill, are compelling reading for those who love fast-paced films like the "Lethal Weapon" series. La Plante is also the author of two nonfiction books about motorcycles and the love a man can have for a machine, Hog Fever and Detours. A native of the Philadelphia area, Richard La Plante lives with his family on Long Island in New York.

Bibliographic information