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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: Winter Helps Me Appreciate Better Weather

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – As I write this post, it’s currently 3 degrees outside.  The wind chill is -3.  Now, I realize there are many of you who suffer through much colder temperatures and more snow and ice, but here in Middle Tennessee, we southerners just ain’t built for this. 

    For bikers, this the time of year we all dread.  Having to park the motorcycle, winterize it, or whatever we need to do while we suffer through the frozen “hell” of limited riding opportunities.

    I think the beauty of being a biker is that we can mount up and take off anytime we damn well please, but old man winter reminds us, “no you can’t.”

    Winter.

    Winter.

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Cabin Fever

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I’ve been dealing with a major winter snowstorm here in Middle Tennessee. We’ve had a couple of inches of ice, and now a few inches of snow.

    It’s treacherous.

    My friends who actually LIVE in harsh winter weather, just sit back a chuckle at us southerners, and I don’t blame them. We’re just not built for this.

    That means I’m dealing with cabin fever. I’ve spent the entire day watching YouTube videos about motorcycles, motorcycle trips and various motorcycle infomercials. Now I want to ride. But can’t!

    Winter Snowstorm

    Winter Snowstorm

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Till Death Do Us Part

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I was hanging around a few bikers last week, complaining about the weather of course, when the discussion turned to, when was it time to stop riding, and if your significant other asked you to stop, would you?

    The discussion touched on a variety of topics related to when it was time to maybe move to a Trike, or, stop riding altogether (and that’s no disrespect to Trike owners).  If the physical skills had slipped, or you reached an age where it was “time,” what would you do?

    Some of the comments were; “I’ll ride ’till I die” or “I’ll know when it’s time, but ain’t nobody gonna tell me to stop riding!”

    Happily Ever After. (Ben Rosett on Unsplash)

    Happily Ever After. (Ben Rosett on Unsplash)

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    Dodging the Roadkill: It’s A Journey Not A Destination

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – You see this “meme” all over social media. “Being a biker is a journey, NOT a destination.” Or, “It’s about the ride, not the destination.”

    Have you ever wondered just WHAT this journey is? Does it matter?

    In my short time as a biker, I’ve discovered that this one theme is the common thread that connects us.

    To me, it speaks volumes about how we don’t ever want the “journey” to end. We want to ride forever. We don’t want there to be a “destination” because that implies that the journey is over.

    Too deep?

    Motorcycle Sunset

    Motorcycle Sunset

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    Dodging the Roadkill: My Only Resolution

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN 2018 gives me another opportunity. An opportunity to shake free of all the ideas and expectations of those around me, and be true to myself. At a time when we usually make our annual “New Year Resolutions,” I plan to keep it simple.

    Be who I’ve always wanted to be and be damned to anyone who doesn’t like it!

    These last two years, since I’ve owned my Harley, have been an incredible experience for me. I never expected to find myself on this journey, traveling the country to not only discover the majesty of our great land, but to get to the bottom of who I really am.

    Hank Bonecutter

    Hank Bonecutter

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    My Two Cents: Demetria Kalodimos Exits Channel 4

     

    My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – The first thing I saw on Facebook this morning was a picture of Demetria Kalodimos and her legendary, longtime news partner Dan Miller. 

    Demetria posted it.

    That’s when I knew, it was over.  She was out.

    Demetria Kalodimos

    Demetria Kalodimos

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Looking Back At 2017

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – As this year comes to an end, I wanted to take some time and review some of my favorite memories from this year’s journey. I promise not to review every single mile of my year, just a few of the memories that stand out.

    If you’ve been following my story and the journey I’ve undertaken, you know what a real lifesaver this motorcycle has been to me. And don’t think that the irony of that statement has been missed by me.

    I’ve said it MANY times, that I never EVER expected to be in this place in my life, owning a Harley and traveling all over the country. When I tell people I’ve put 70,000 miles on my bike in just under two years, they look at me with total misbelief.

    Hank and his Bike

    Hank and his Bike

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    Dodging the Roadkill: A Step In The Right Direction

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Earlier this month, the new Motorcycle Advisory Council held its first meeting.  The “MAC” was created to support and advise the Federal Highway Administration on reducing motorcycle fatalities and improving infrastructure across the country.

    The ten member committee held its meeting in Arlington, VA, and is comprised of experts in a variety of motorcycle and infrastructure topics.  The day long meeting was to discuss work zone improvements, roundabouts, roadside hardware, crash testing and other topics.

    Bikers at a Traffic Light.

    Bikers at a Traffic Light.

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Longer Days

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I’ve just come out of the Christmas holiday with much optimism.  I enjoyed great time with family and friends, and I’m expecting a new grandson most any day now. 

    But what I’m most excited about is that we’ve just had the Winter Solstice which means, the days are getting longer.  For bikers, there isn’t anything more exciting than having more daylight to ride.

    That doesn’t mean that the winter temperatures will cooperate, but hey, we’ve got gear for that.

    I always feel rejuvenated after the holidays.  It’s a great time to “refresh” our own personal “browsers” and make plans for the coming days and weeks. 

    Mountain Road

    Mountain Road

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    Dodging the Roadkill: The Ethanol Debate

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I recently posed the question on my Dodging the Roadkill Facebook page about what grade of fuel do most bikers use?  I have always pumped “high grade” octane.  Knowing that most pumps have up to 10% Ethanol. 

    I also learned that a lot of bikers don’t use high grade gas.  They use regular gas, but also put additives in their tank. 

    The American Motorcycle Association has voiced it’s opposition to any increase in the amount of Ethanol in gas as higher blends of this corn based product could damage motorcycles, ATV’s and smaller engines.

    The Government disagrees.  Or maybe they don’t care. 

    Corn

    Corn

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