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Old 02-28-07, 11:22 PM
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Guy who loved his bike

but wasn't opposed to selling it for a beer:

Transient was odd, say those who knew him, but he knew what he wanted
By KIM SCHMIDT, Hub Staff Writer
02/24/2007

KEARNEY — Dennis Ray Lewis wanted to grow up to be a hobo.

He fulfilled that dream by living almost 37 years as a drifter, almost 20 of those years in the Kearney area as the city’s longest known transient.

“He chose to live that way, and he got to do it,” said Lois Brownell, administrative assistant for Safe Haven in Scottsbluff.


Lewis’ one true love, Brownell said, was his bike, although he wasn’t above selling it for a can of beer.

“He’d sell it for a can of beer and figure out how to get a new one,” she said laughing. “He was very resourceful.”
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Old 02-28-07, 11:23 PM
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Heh. I guess his true love wasn't that bike in particular but just bikes.
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Old 03-01-07, 09:03 AM
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Wow. That sucks for him. Thats a funny story though.
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Originally Posted by slvoid
Heh. I guess his true love wasn't that bike in particular but just bikes.

Or beer.
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Old 03-01-07, 11:44 AM
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Old 03-01-07, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by slowandsteady
Or beer.
That is a tough call: Bikes or Beer, sorta depends on the day i guess.
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Old 03-02-07, 06:04 AM
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(to the tune of the Klondike ads..)

What you you do-ooo-oo for a Heinkenen?


...pretty strange. I agree that he must love bikes in general and not that specific one. It's not hard to get a new bike so long as he has an allen key set, a leatherman, 6" adjustable wrench and a few headset wrenches....using all of that, it's not hard to piece together a new bike from all the screwy x-mart bikes that people keep putting in dumpsters and the like.
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Old 03-02-07, 11:26 AM
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Biking sbeerit
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Old 03-02-07, 11:31 AM
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RIP.

“He liked his alcohol. We just never gave him the money to get it,” Brownell said. “But he must have been the best panhandler in the world. He was always drunk.”
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