Tracks and Horizons: 26 Countries on a Motorcycle [NOOK Book]

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From 1964 to 1966, Carlos Caggiani travelled to 26 countries on a 1947 Indian Chief motorcycle with hardly a penny to his name. At 24 years of age, he embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. He spent time with everyone from poor natives in the Andes mountains, to rich families in the United States. He crossed rivers without bridges, suffered famine, intense heat and cold, guided his motorcycle through rain and snow storms, rode on dirt and cobblestone roads, was chased by the FBI, was shot at in Bolivia during a...
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Overview

From 1964 to 1966, Carlos Caggiani travelled to 26 countries on a 1947 Indian Chief motorcycle with hardly a penny to his name. At 24 years of age, he embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. He spent time with everyone from poor natives in the Andes mountains, to rich families in the United States. He crossed rivers without bridges, suffered famine, intense heat and cold, guided his motorcycle through rain and snow storms, rode on dirt and cobblestone roads, was chased by the FBI, was shot at in Bolivia during a revolutionary war, and had a serious accident due to a mechanical failure in Panama that left him hospitalized for 17 days.

The experiences in this book demonstrate a human being's tenacity and triumph in the face of adversity, and shows that anything is possible. There is always something more just beyond the horizon, and as the horizon expands, our limits disappear.
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Editorial Reviews

Stubbs M.
A nostalgic ride! A must read for motorcycle enthusiasts! "Easy Riders" was fiction. This is the transcribed journal entries from the real deal. Even if you don't own an iron horse, this is an informative and deep read that takes you all across the U.S., Mexico, South America, and Europe, and into the mind of a biker. I would recommend it to anybody.
Rory Miller
The restless spirit in all of us comes alive when encountering a story like this. It's like a passport to a different age, an age when the world wasn't as Mcdonalized as today, wasn't as tame, and wasn't as boring. What a read.
Darryl Chin
What a great read! Tracks and Horizons is truly an amazing story, filled with unique adventures throughout the whole world...I know that I've learned something wonderful about the world from reading this book.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011836091
  • Publisher: C&E Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/4/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 741,175
  • File size: 808 KB

Meet the Author

Carlos Caggiani was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1940. In 1966, he emigrated to the United States where he studied and worked in engineering.

He obtained several patents in the fields of medical, aviation and industrial turbines, retiring in 2002 as vice president of a multinational corporation.

In 1998 he wrote "Deshojando Recuerdos", a book of poems in Spanish about his childhood. In 2000, he wrote "El Nuevo Martín Fierro", a compilation of poems about his adventurous two-year motorcycle trip.

Written in 2009 and told through a series of journal entries and first person narrative, his Spanish language "Huellas y Horizontes" chronicles the history of his amazing journey around the world on his 1947 Indian Chief motorcycle.

The English version, "Tracks and Horizons", is a faithful translation completed in 2010 by his son Ed, working in conjunction with Carlos to ensure not only the accuracy of the events, but the tone and emotion of his original Spanish telling.
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  • Posted March 11, 2011

    Caggiani is a Romantic on a Motorcycle

    Loved the story of a young man and his friend's odyssey thru 26 countries over 2 years on his beloved Indian Chief motorcycle. Caggiani is a romantic. He writes "The province of Tucuman was reminiscent of a Valentine's heart, with the Sali River piercing it from north to south like a cupid's arrow. Into the river flowed both the mountain rapids,and the tranquil waters of the plains. The clouds kissed the cedar covered mountains and from this vantage point the spectacular view of the entire Tucuman Valley could be witnessed." He writes and rides... A rare talent and a rare find.....read it!!!!!

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