Archive for 'Gypsy Bikers'

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Splattered in Colorado

Posted on 01. Feb, 2016 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes Early fall of 2014. For some weeks Charlie and I had been touring Colorado together. But the weather had moved to a constant cold with frequent rain so we’d set a course on southbound interstate-25. The idea was to move quickly and directly south until the weather warmed to a […]

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#1 Brother Speed

Against the Odds

Posted on 16. Nov, 2015 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes Because the three travelers portrayed here offer such a powerful message, I’m compelled to bring a piece of it to you here. By the end of this article I will have gotten to the point and hope that the idea will have bled through in sufficient quantity to affect the […]

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Eden

Posted on 12. Oct, 2015 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes The winter of 2014 was uncommonly brutal and many friends in the frozen north seemed to be loosing their minds. But for those who live by the motorcycle and spend their days outside, the ways of ice and snow are generally avoided by simply drifting south. And so I had. […]

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The Island

Posted on 29. Aug, 2015 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes Winter of 2014 The road has been home for almost so long as I can remember and I no longer care to leave it for long. But there are times when necessity demands that I do. If one decides to take the hardest months of winter in the southern region […]

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15 Retard toy run. At truck stop

The Flavor of New Orleans

Posted on 25. Jun, 2015 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes It had been weeks since my arrival in New Orleans, and by now waking at camp in the tiny bamboo infested backyard of B.B.’s little house in the French Quarter seemed perfectly normal. After the coffee she’d soon bring to my tent-door on this sunny morning I’d laze a few […]

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New Orleans Pt I

Posted on 16. Apr, 2015 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes Fall of 2013 The freedom of warm summer months that allow easy movement throughout the continent were almost gone. As the southbound highway led onward through the slight chill of fall and to the promise of milder southern climates, I thought of my destination… A long time motorcyclist, B.B. St. […]

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Accidental Rebuild Pt II

Posted on 09. Mar, 2015 by .

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Sometimes Mickey Mouse is Best by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes It had been over a month since I’d come to stay with the girl whose trailer resided at a park in the Los Angeles suburbs. Brent, owner of Black Jack Cycles located just down the street, had allowed me to rewire my 1988 FLHT, rebuild […]

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Mikuni on Betsy

THE MIKUNI HRS FULL RACE CARBURETOR

Posted on 11. Dec, 2014 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes I’ve been riding evolution engines for 24 years. Although the Evo offers great reliability, it’s low compression, relatively small 80 inch displacement, does not offer the power of today’s big motors. For smaller motorcycles like Softails and Dynas it’s plenty really, but the big touring bikes are another story. For […]

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1 Dale's 1999 Road King is the fastest Harley I personally have ever ridden.

The Saga of Dale Sheppard

Posted on 20. Nov, 2014 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes Dale Shepard died recently (November 16th). His passing was unexpected. For those unfortunate enough not to have known him, Dale was the man who owned Biker Dale’s Bike Shop in Groves Texas where I replaced Betsy’s engine only weeks ago. It was at the Galveston Motorcycle rally last weekend that […]

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Scotty's accidental rebuild

ACCIDENTAL REBUILD

Posted on 02. Nov, 2014 by .

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By Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes ACCIDENTAL REBUILD Sometimes Mickey Mouse is best The girl lived in a trailer park on the northern outskirts of Los Angeles. She was “Trailer Treasure”. So it was I’d come to stay for the past two weeks. Although this was not the heart of the city, neither could it be […]

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18 Michelle changes her tire

700 Miles South of the Mexican Border Pt III

Posted on 04. Oct, 2014 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes Morning brought warm weather and a cup of lukewarm coffee from a thermos. Our camp was hidden some distance into the desert and it was time to pull the day’s plan together. I spread the map. Like the U.S., Mexico is sectioned into states and we were now in Sinaloa—drug […]

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