Category: Out West 2007

Motorcycle Trip Out West

Motorcycle diaries – 2007

Arriving in New Mexico in 2007

Nineteen years ago, my mother called me up late at night. She was sobbing uncontrollably. “Son, you will sell that motorcycle of yours, or I will never speak to you again.”

My younger brother Darrel had recently been paralyzed while he was a passenger in a car. One of the drivers had been drinking. So what did I say to my crying mother? “Yes mom, I will sell it.” She repeated herself, and then quickly ended the conversation.
And so I sold my wonderful 1981 BMW RT-65 touring motorcycle. It had carried me across country a few times without fail. It was my third BMW cycle. The first two were classic R 50/2s. Those two had been incredibly reliable, steadfast machines also, carrying me in total well over 150,000 miles without any significant failure. And in all of this time I had never had a motorcycle accident, or even laid one down. I had been driven off the road a few times by careless drivers, but that was it. Knock on wood.

My mother passed away over a year ago. So I could now, in good conscience, ride a motorcycle again. I went shopping. At first, I was shocked by how big motorcycles had grown to. Super sized, like many of the bodies that rode them. Cycles weighing 900+ pounds with engines of up to 2 liters displacement. Motorcycles that actually needed a reverse to get out of tight places. Those were 2-wheeled cars that fell over at stop lights. Not for me. Read More…

All Over the Place

Stories from five continents, over 60 years. With joy and wonder, innocence and horror, gut laughs and adventure.

A journey of Rastafarian robbers, diving for sharks, stranded in an Andes blizzard, driving a steam engine across Paraguay, taking yage in the Amazon, an execution in a Mexican prison, hippie doomsday cults, battling drunks atop Kilimanjaro, a cobra attack, sinking a whaling ship. It is all here.

Come along and read about another way to live.

The Wild Years

Dwight Worker The Wild Years A series of autobiographical stories about Dwight Worker’s life, running from the law…before Lecumberri. THE WILD YEARS is available in paperback and ebook.

Escape from Lecumberri

Dwight Worker Escape from Lecumberri Only two people ever escaped from the infamous Lecumberri Prison in Mexico City: Pancho Villa and Dwight Worker. This is the true story of Dwight Worker’s amazing escape. ESCAPE FROM LECUMBERRI is available in paperback or Kindle.

About the Author

Dwight Worker is an American professor, activist, adventurer, and fugitive. He escaped from the Mexican penitentiary Palacio de Lecumberri in 1975 along with the book and movie Escape about the story

Throughout his life he participated in civil rights, anti-war, and environmental movements. In 1991, Dwight volunteered to serve in the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Worker is a former professor at Indiana University, where he created the Information Security program for the Kelley School of Business before retiring in 2008 to farm, write, and travel.….READ MORE