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About: Hank Bonecutter


    Hank BonecutterHank Bonecutter is a retired broadcaster and media consultant based in Clarksville, Tennessee.

    His career includes stints at WKDA/WKDF and WKQB Rock 106FM, WLAC-AM in Nashville.

    He concluded his career as owner/talk show host at WJZM-AM in Clarksville.

    Currently the President of Bonehead Promotions, he's an advertising consultant and media strategist.

    An avid motorcyclist, Hank blogs about his travels exclusively at www.clarksvillemotorcycle.com and www.clarksvilleonline.com

    You can follow Hank on on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dodgintheroadkill/, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/?lang=en, and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dodgetheroadkill/?hl=en

     

    Web Site: http://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com/
    Email: hbonecutter@clarksvilleonline.com



Hank Bonecutter's Articles:

    Dodging the Roadkill: Leading A Group Ride

     

    Dodging the RoadkillClarksville, Tn — This journey I’m on has provided many “firsts.”  Today I led a group ride. 

    That was DEFINITELY a first for me. 

    Group rides are something I felt were always led by more experienced riders, and since I’ve only been riding a couple of years, I didn’t feel that was in my “wheelhouse.”

    It was.  

    During a recent Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) officers meeting, we were trying to come up with dates to have a group ride in April.  I suggested a route I like to ride a lot that winds through southern Kentucky and eventually to Kenlake Marina.  It’s a combination of open roads, back roads, and winding lakefront roads that are absolutely beautiful.  We cross two bridges over Lake Barkley and eventually land at our destination.

    Dodging The Roadkill

    Dodging The Roadkill

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Can You Hear The Peace And Quiet

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – The title of this post sounds like an oxymoron, but I think if bikers read it, they’ll know what I mean.  For me anyway, when I’m rumbling down the highway, I can hear the peace and quiet inside of me.  Calm as a clam, cool as the other side of the pillow.  

    It’s that “Peace” you have within you while riding, and there’s a “quiet” calm inside of you that controls the chaos outside of you. 

    It’s the motorcycle experience.

    With so much around you, your confidence and calming approach to biking maintains your attitude for the experience. 

    Motorcycle Biker

    Motorcycle Biker

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Just Ride

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – One of the first things I learned when I started riding was that you need to ride and ride to become a better rider.   

    Well THANK YOU Captain Obvious!

    I was also told that I would drop the bike.  Been there, done that. 

    I’m been SO fortunate to ride with some AMAZING bikers since I began my journey.  Old school, new school, I’ve ridden with them all.  Just riding with them is a privilege but it’s great ON THE JOB training.  I watch, I listen, I learn.  But I’ve put nearly 80,000 miles on the road in two years, and that’s what it takes. 

    If I could live forever, I would ride forever. 

    Hank and his Motorcycle

    Hank and his Motorcycle

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    Dodging the Roadkill: The First One Of The Season

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Well, it seems that Mother Nature is trying to “sober up” here in Middle Tennessee, so it won’t be long before I take off on my first overnight trip.  I have ambitious plans this year to put some miles on the bike and I can’t wait.

    When I first began this journey, I took off for Texas to visit some friends who are near and dear to me.  It was a two day trip to San Marcos, and until I pulled out of the garage, I was a hot mess.  

    I had prepared, studied, read every possible blog, watched every video, talked to other bikers and I was ready to go.  The anticipation was enormous.  Read it here.

    That same feeling greets me today.  I hope it NEVER changes.  That’s the beauty of what we do, and where we go.  What’s around the curve?  Who will I meet?  Will there be problems?  Is the bike in good shape?

    Smoky Mountains

    Smoky Mountains

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    My Two Cents: The Second Season

     

    My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin today.  It’s called “The Second Season.” 

    For the Nashville Predators and their rabid fans, our quest for the Cup begins Thursday night, in Smashville. It’s an EPIC time of the year for the NHL.  For Nashville Predators fans, it’s OFF THE CHARTS!

    Nashville Predators fans wave cell phones and sing the Beatles \"Let It Be\" as referees review a goal late in the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

    Nashville Predators fans wave cell phones and sing the Beatles \”Let It Be\” as referees review a goal late in the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Bald Knob Cross

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – It’s only fitting that on the day that millions of Christians celebrate their faith and the sacrifice that was made for them for all eternity, I share the story of Bald Knob Cross.  You can read the history at the link I’ve provided. 

    I was made aware of this magnificent structure from one of my followers of this blog.  Just another reason I LOVE the people I meet on this bike.  

    While I have ridden the Ozarks, in both Missouri and Arkansas, I’ve never been to Alto Pass Illinois, or this magnificent structure.  Here’s the video.  

    The Christian Motorcycle Association sponsors their annual “Blessing of the Bikes” here each year, drawing thousands of bikers from all over the country.  This years event is April 29th. 

    Blessing of the Bikes

    Blessing of the Bikes

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    My Two Cents: Grapplers

     

    My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – Being able to defend yourself is nothing new, but in today’s world, it’s become even more important.

    In the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, self defense is just one of the many benefits of the training. It’s a discipline.  It’s respect.

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on “grappling”, especially ground fighting.  BJJ was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting, and eventually came to be its own combat sport.

    Bowen Cambative Arts Academy

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Accountability

     

    *Editor’s Note:  This is an article from our motorcycle blog, Dodging the Roadkill*

    Dodging the RoadkillClarksville, TN – I shared this image on Facebook recently and it’s been viewed from my account, 75,000 times.  It obviously struck the same cord with you that it struck with me.  It caused me to write this post. 

    When I began this journey, I took it VERY seriously.  Not only was it a financial decision, but it was a safety issue.  I was 63 years old when I entered this lifestyle and there were questions.

    Could I still ride a motorcycle?  Was I strong enough, were my reactions still sharp, did I have the stamina?  I felt that I could answer “yes” to all of those concerns.  Even though there are many factors that are completely out of my control, I knew that I wanted this, I NEEDED this and I was DEFINITELY going to do this and I KNEW it was dangerous.

    Motorcycle

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    Dodging The Roadkill: Hanging With The MC’s

     

    Editor’s note:  This article is from our motorcycle blog, Dodging the Roadkill at www.clarksvillemotorcycle.com

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's Journey Clarksville, TN – I had an amazing night last night.  I went to a crawfish boil, sponsored by one of the local Motorcycle Clubs.  The Subdued Few sponsored an open house and it was open to “anyone and everyone.”

    Let me give you the back story.

    If you’ve been following my journey here, (and I appreciate that you do), I wrote a series of articles on “Biker Gangs.”  If you didn’t read the stories, they’re here, here, and here.  I would recommend that you read them first before you continue with this article.

    Subdued Few Crawfish Boil Open House

    Subdued Few Crawfish Boil Open House

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Memories

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – As you know, there are SO many great things about being a biker. 

    Since I began this journey, I’ve tried to share as many experiences as I could along the way.  I feel as though many of you who have been longtime bikers would appreciate the perspective of a “new” rider and it would take you back to your beginnings.  But better than that, if offers me the opportunity to learn from you.  Your experience is invaluable to me and others here. 

    Selfishly though, I share these stories for me.  I needed this journey to wash over me and cleanse me of my past.  To leave it where it belongs.  Sort of like a good hot shower, but with PIPES!  

    Columbia Military Academy

    Columbia Military Academy

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