Archive for 'Gypsy Bikers'

Mikuni on Betsy


Posted on 11. Dec, 2014 by .


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 .


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


Posted on 02. Nov, 2014 by .


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 .


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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Desert parking

700 Miles South of the Mexican Border Pt II

Posted on 31. Jul, 2014 by .


by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes Memory does not always serve me well, but I believe that the year was 2008, or was it 09? Michelle had been living from only the back of her $700 motorcycle for five consecutive years and her heavily loaded bike now brought up the rear as my just as heavily […]

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1 Baja


Posted on 08. Jul, 2014 by .


by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes (The first story in a series of three) Winter’s cold is long and bites deep for a man who travels by motorcycle and spends most of his nights outside. These frigid months push the nomadic motorcyclists far to the south and it’s for this reason that I long ago began […]

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Panhead Billy Burrows

The Endless Highway

Posted on 04. Jun, 2014 by .


by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes THE ENDLESS HIGHWAY A compilation of methods used by three fulltime motorcycle drifters There was a time when the pressures of everyday life seemed like an endless drone that would hold me prisoner until the final breath. Then came the dream: Screw the bills, to hell with the boss, goodbye […]

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Scotty at Panama City Rally

Panama City Rally 2014

Posted on 14. May, 2014 by .


by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes Thunder Beach (the Panama City rally) is over and we finally loaded the truck. Because of the situation there, and especially the rain on those first few days, I slept on the couch at my bosses rented condo. Although I really love being at my own home in my own […]

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Jena Ellermann Lewis

Zen and the Leesburg Motorcycle Rally 2014

Posted on 01. May, 2014 by .


By Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes Rally coverage is not my bag and there’s plenty of other guys interested in that job so I’m not gonna get into it. For me the Leesburg Motorcycle Rally was about seeing a lot of old friends and meeting new. Think I’ll talk about that for a few minutes. I’d […]

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west palm beach scotty

A Day in the Life of Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes

Posted on 08. Apr, 2014 by .


Gone are the days in which only a small rebellious percentage of the population owned and rode motorcycles, especially our beloved Harley-Davidson. Today, the biker community resides under a large tent that holds all manner of bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts. Like other demographic groups, the biker community has it’s own celebrities, as well. Some of […]

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Bikes, boat wrecks, and bbq's

Bikes, Boat Wrecks, and BBQ’s

Posted on 27. Feb, 2014 by .


by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes One of the strangest aspects of a drifter’s life is the fact that he has almost no permanent reality of his own. Almost every man has his own reality; his job, woman, friends, family, home, dog, etc. The things he loves and things he only tolerates in his world. In […]

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