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Bikernet's Scooter Tramp Scotty Heads to Eden, part 2

Scooter Tramp Scotty and wonders at every turn

By Scooter Tramp Scooty
Bikernet bring you Scooter Tramp Scotty in Eden. It was a momentary lull in this never ending journey of campsites, parties, changing scenery, sights, people, adventure, and strange circumstance. A time of good friends, tranquility, and easy living.
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Bikernet 2015 UNDERHANDED Sturgis Run

Behind the First 2014 Indian Motorcycle Cross-Country Blast

By Bandit with photos by Wrench, Michael Lichter, 2Wheelers Donna, Rich Worley, Tyler Ludlow, and more
It’s all the fault of the Smoke Out Producer, Commander Edge, a slippery character who worked in Army Intelligence for 20 years and came out slightly polluted. I attend the Smoke Out every year, even through blistering temps and tropical humidity. It’s still the event of events, a rider’s event and a builder’s event. So, came the Bikernet 2015 Sturgis Underhanded Run, by Edge.
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Eden Part 1

Wandering into paradise?

By Scooter Tramp Scotty
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 Winter Migration Part 1

January 2014

By Scooter Tramp Scotty
It was just after new year's when New Orleans finally turned cold. It would prove an uncommonly brutal winter over most of the U.S. this year. For two decades I’d spent these frozen months all over the southern states and had learned beyond doubt that southern Florida is the only stateside place that offers summertime temperatures all winter long. This was the destination now. As the back roads ac...
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Holiday Treats

Text and Photos by Scooter Tramp Scotty
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 hours away before walking through the French Quarter to offer my service at the local police station.
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And gets to Hang with Queen B.B.

By Scooter Tramp Scotty
Having found B.B.'s story of great interest, I looked excitedly forward to the time I'd soon spend living in the French Quarter with her. Little did I suspect that Betsy and I would not leave for seven weeks...
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Derricks, Dinosaurs and James Dean

California Dream Roads: SR 33, 58 and Beyond.

By Gary Mraz
State Routes 33 and 58 are amongst several of California’s dream motorcycle roads. Combined, they represent over 180 miles of motorcycle friendly riding.
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Scooter Tramp Scotty Visits the French Quarter in New Orleans

The Famous Dr. John Drops By For a Visit

Photos and text by Scooter Tramp Scotty
The person I’d like to talk about now is the famous Dr. John, because he dropped by the house last week and I was fortunate enough to spend some time in his company. I had just seen this guy on TV the week before.
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