Archive for 'Gypsy Bikers'
Posted on 25. Jun, 2015 by admin.
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 […]
Posted on 16. Apr, 2015 by admin.
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. […]
Posted on 09. Mar, 2015 by admin.
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 […]
Posted on 11. Dec, 2014 by admin.
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 […]
Posted on 20. Nov, 2014 by admin.
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 […]
Posted on 02. Nov, 2014 by admin.
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 […]
Posted on 04. Oct, 2014 by admin.
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 […]
Posted on 31. Jul, 2014 by admin.
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 […]
Posted on 08. Jul, 2014 by admin.
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 […]
Posted on 04. Jun, 2014 by admin.
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 […]
Posted on 14. May, 2014 by admin.
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 […]