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Real-Life Gypsy Stories with Scooter Tramp Scotty

Bikernet Road Stories: Oaxaca Adventure

Part 1, Dodging Winter for an Endless Summer South of the Border

Text and photography by Scooter Tramp Scotty
Bikernet Road Stories: Deep in Mexico now. Here the world, as I know it, does not exist. All the rules, land, and language, are different. The roads had become potholed and twisted as they ran through such jungle foliage as the U.S. has never seen. I rode alone.
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Bikernet Road Stories: THE BIG FISH

Scotty goes south for the winter... all the way to Mexico.

By Scooter Tramp Scotty
Bikernet Road Stories: The Texas border crossing had been a terrifying experience because of all the media hype, Americans telling me horror stories, and even the border guards worried for my security. But life is always a gamble and living by the confines of fear does not seem like much of a life at all. So I’d simply allowed myself to feel the fear and do it anyway.
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Bikernet Road Stories: French Quarter Fiberglass

Fixings things and making fast friends

By Scooter Tramp Scotty
B.B. St. Roman's house on Burgundy St. in the French Quarter of New Orleans was just as I’d left it last winter, and her welcome just as warm. But I was running late.
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Bikernet Road Stories: Detour on the Gypsy Road

Exploring life wherever it goes.

By Scooter Tramp Scotty
It was months past that I’d been contacted by Mike Gonzales in the interest of a company called “Everything Is Stories”. These guys do audio documentaries and were interested in meeting up for an interview. It seemed an exciting opportunity for a technically homeless guy with an old motorcycle and sleeping bag. Problem was that Mike needed to nail down a date and place to fly his people into and t...
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Bikernet Road Stories: BAD VIBES

Most often drifter life, at least as I know it, is filled with leisure, little stress, and an easy desire to follow the road to whatever adventure might next present itself. But today it was not so.

By Scooter Tramp Scotty
The Bikes, Blues and BBQs rally in Fayetteville Arkansas was behind me now and the time spent with old friends there had been uncommonly good. But the chill of winter's coming now occupied the northern regions and seemed to be moving steadily south—as was I.
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Bikernet's Scotter Tramp Scotty: BETSY'S BASH UP

Part 2 of Splattered in Colorado

By Scooter Tramp Scotty
The seemingly endless prairie that is Kansas lay ahead like some flat and forgotten playing board beneath a huge and endless sky that seemed to make up the vast majority of this lonely land. The road was almost devoid of towns, vehicles, and people alike as its two-lane pavement cut an arrow straight swath across the slight hills and dips that parted vast wheat fields. With only sounds of the old ...
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Early Fall 2014

By Scooter Tramp Scotty
Just now however, evening was setting in as we traversed a freeway frontage road just south of Pueblo in search of private country land on which to stay the night. From the right I could hear sounds of the freeway elevated some 15 feet above, while to the left we both eyed the open field that led off to groups of trees in the distance. Thinking I'd spotted a dirt road in, I’d slowed quickly to mak...
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Bikernet Scooter Tramp Scotty: AGAINST THE ODDS

The portrayal of 3 travelers

By Scooter Tramp Scotty
Bikernet presents Scotty is sending a message through the introduction of his friends.
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