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    Heart of Darkness

    Heart of Darkness is a love letter to Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, the movie adaptation of J. Conrad’s book. Keen fans will notice Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore’s military patch on the stem alongside the iconic helicopters on the down tube. Selected quotes are placed on the frame including  Colonel Kurtz’s infamous words “I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream; that’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor… and surviving.”

     Like Dillard’s boat – this bike is fast and light – a perfect ride for Martin Sheen on a return home from rehab, survivors, veterans and lost people alike.

    “We live like we dream, perfectly alone.”
    Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad


    “Ah! But it was already something, if nothing else, to at least be able to choose your own nightmare!”
    Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad


    “Following that river again upstream was like taking a trip back in time, to the beginning of the world, when vegetation dominated the land and enormous trees reigned. An empty water course, an absolute silence, an impenetrable forest. The air was hot, thick, heavy, motionless. There was no joy in the sunshine. The long waterways were deserted and became lost in the shadowy distances.” Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad


    “Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service. It was a real choice mission, and when it was over, I never wanted another”.
    Apocalypse Now – Captain Benjamin L. Willard