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The Chopper Culture is alive in Myanmar

The Chopper Culture is alive in Myanmar

When I entered the country of Myanmar ( it used to be called Burma), I came in contact with some of the local biking crowd. These were my kind of guys. They built and rode their own bikes and really stand out in a crowd. In a country where the Communist government is very strong […]

Live to Ride…..

Live to Ride…..

We most of us think about biking we divide the population in several groups from the weekend warriors to the hard core riders that ride every day rain or shine. I mayself have thought this way. Living on two wheels is a lifestyle but coming to Asia, it is not a choice. It is a […]

Kentucky Kickdown Friday the 13th

Kentucky Kickdown Friday the 13th

On the weekend of beginning on Friday the 13th, The Louisville Vintage Motorworks put on the inaugural  Kentucky Kickdown Bike Show. This wasn’t just a vintage bike show though as you see, The Louisville Vintage Motorworks only requirment is that it 2 wheels and even that is negotiable if you have a trike or side […]

Bean’res Picks

Bean’res Picks

I came across this motorcycle that I picked for honorable mention in a most unorthodox way. You see it was parked on the side of the interstate with a couple of others. When I stopped to see what if they needed any help I found out that they had everything under control. They also gave […]

Dumb & Dumber…..

Dumb & Dumber…..

Everyone remembers the Dumb and Dumber scene where they ride a mini bike across the Midwest to Aspen. In the fictitious movie, it was roughly 500 miles that they rode and on a mini bike engine that had somewhere between 150- 200 cc’s ( cubic centimeters). My idea will be to go almost triple that […]

Bean’re Picks a bike…

Bean’re Picks a  bike…

He is another Bean’re picks for a bike that didn’t make a magazine but deserves a mention. T.J Schweers wanted to run the Stampede. If you don’t know what the Stampede is, here is the rundown. It is an unofficial race cross country for ridgid frame choppers with no windshield, no hard bags and no […]

Bean’re Building a custom 103 Twin Cam Motor!

Bean’re Building a custom 103 Twin Cam Motor!

For an in depth explanation the complete build, check out the two part ( 2 issue)Cycle Source Tech Tip on this engine build.  The first installment will be out in next months issue. Riding the kind of miles that I do on a motorcycle is a true test of durability. I also an known for […]

My first steps…

My first steps…

In my first steps to build my new chopper that will carry me over the million lifetime mile mark, I have recruited Ron Finch and friends to help with the frame. There will be many many other people involved so stay tuned for more to come- Bean’re begins his Million Mile Bike project with a […]

Right where we are supposed to be….

Right where we are supposed to be….

Riding along with the Cannonball can be difficult. I have to use the same rally directions that the riders use. . They don’t use highways numbers or street names. You set your odometer on 0 at the beginning of the day and the directions tell you right of left at different intervals and at what […]

Follow up from article "I get by with a little help from my friends"

Follow up from article "I get by with a little help from my friends"

Being without a bike for less then a week reinvigorated the fact that I REALLY need to get my bike not only fixed, but fixed well. I rebuilt my lower end back in Sept. I had broke down in Massachusetts coming back from Canada got help with a new good friend, Kevin Boyle in Pittsfield […]

Bean’res’ unpublished rides that deserve recognition

Bean’res’ unpublished rides that deserve recognition

I met Garrett (  affectionately called G- rat by his friends) when I was broke down for a couple of weeks in Pittsfield Massachusetts. He hung out with me and helped me and the shop I was using, Kevin Boyle’s Kustoms. Kevin Boyle lent me his personal ride, a jockey shift flamed out FXR to […]

"Cotton Pickin’ Blues- The Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi"

"Cotton Pickin’ Blues- The Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi"

    I first heard about The Shack Up Inn when friends of mine Keith and Karri) were planning a wedding and they asked if I would officiate it.  They told me the one problem would be that it was to be held in the Delta Blues region of Mississippi.  I love the blues and I […]

Bean’re Joins The Cycle Source Crew!

Bean’re Joins The Cycle Source Crew!

  I am proud to announce that I will be writing a monthly column in Cycle Source magazine. The column will be titled ” Freeway Prophecies- Cosmic Chronicles of a Gypsy Biker”. – Bean’re  This article will not be about going from point A to point B. Since I have been living on my motorcycle […]

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