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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:

    My Two Cents: Teacher

     

    My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – Well I see we’ve come to the end of another school year in Montgomery County.  As I follow all of my friends on social media who are teachers, I try to feel your sense of relief AND accomplishment. 

    I’ve known you all my life.  I’ve seen you struggle.  I’ve seen you cry.  I’ve seen you angry.  But I’ve seen you celebrate.  I’ve seen you laugh.  I’ve seen you scream with joy.

    I’ve seen you perform miracles, where miracles could never expect to happen.

    Teacher

    Teacher

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Gear

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – A friend and I were having a spirited debate about riding gear the other day and it became obvious to me that opinions vary from one biker to the next on what you should wear when riding.   According to some of the responses I got on my Facebook page, it’s a pretty cut and dry situation.  

    To each his own.

    I fell into this lifestyle late in life.  I didn’t have the benefit of years of riding experience and brotherhood that many of you have had.  I wish I had, but, such is life.  I feel that “old school” bikers are the foundation of this experience and they set the standard for who and WHAT bikers are.  How they look, how they ride and what they wear.

    Gear

    Gear

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Awareness

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Bikers spend hundreds and THOUSANDS of dollars making sure they’re seen AND heard.  We realize that it’s important to “stand tall” in traffic because, well, motorists are just TOO DAMNED DISTRACTED!.  It’s a problem that I think is getting worse with no prospects of getting better.

    Now, I hate to be so pessimistic, but I’ve put a lot of miles on the road over these last three and a half years, and I see a LOT of strange stuff going on behind the wheel of a car.  It’s frustrating and damn right criminal!

    I’ve taken all of the safety courses, I’ve bought all of the gear, and I’m as responsible as it gets, so I’ve done my part. 

    May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

    May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Perception vs. Reality

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – If you follow me on social media, you may remember that I asked your opinion about whether the “image” of bikers had gotten better or worse over the years.  The responses were varied, but everybody weighed in.

    First of all, I DO NOT worry, nor care about what others think of me and the choices I’ve made in my life.  Motorcycles are NOT for everyone, and bikers as a whole couldn’t care less what you think about this lifestyle. 

    I spent my career in a business that depended on being “liked” or “popular.”  That’s why I LOVE this lifestyle, because nobody gives a DAMN what you think about it.  It’s so refreshing to finally get to be myself, and be with others who are genuine and don’t want ANYTHING from me. 

    Bikers

    Bikers

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    Dodging the Roadkill: The People I Meet

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – The one recurring theme that runs through this blog is the people I meet.  Since the first time I threw my legs over a motorcycle, people came into my life that I would have never met without it. 

    My recent trip to Texas was no different.

    We started with 7 motorcycles and 8 people.  From the starting point, I immediately met two veterans who were joining us.  Once we reached our destination, I met two more, and our “group” was set.

    I’ve been blessed to ride with, and become friends with, first responders, veterans, mothers, sisters, and businessmen. They don’t want anything from me.  They just want to ride.   

    Meeting People on the Road

    Meeting People on the Road

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Texas Road Show

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyKerrville, TX – I will always remember the first time I traveled to Texas on a motorcycle.

     I was just starting my journey into this lifestyle and was SO excited to visit good friends, and ride the Texas hill country that I had heard so much about.

    After making a couple of trips here, I hadn’t been back for over a year, but that all changed this week.

    I was asked  to join a group of bikers to come ride the Texas hill country, so I jumped at the opportunity. 

    One of our main objectives was to ride the “Twisted Sisters.”  During my previous trips here, I had NO idea about the names of any notable motorcycle routes, I just followed my friends wherever they took me and it was amazing!

    Texas Hill Country - Three Twisted Sisters

    Texas Hill Country – Three Twisted Sisters

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Temper! Temper!

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I’m a type “A” driver behind the wheel of my car.  Not too aggressive, but I’m an anxious sort.  I don’t have time for other drivers who are not giving their total attention to the task at hand.

    Distracted driving, not doing the speed limit and hanging out in the left lane are just a few of the things that drive me crazy.  Luckily, my attitude behind the wheel hasn’t gotten me in any trouble, but I quickly learned that there’s no place for that attitude on the back of a motorcycle.

    I’ve ridden with some VERY aggressive bikers.  I’ve shown my frustration to many a truck driver.  I’ve “lectured” many a driver who just won’t get off their damn phone.

    Angry Adult

    Angry Adult

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    My Two Cents: The Nashville Predators race to a photo finish

     

    My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – The National Hockey League is racing to the finish line of their regular season schedule.  The “second” season begins next week with the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

    The Nashville Predators have a spot in those playoffs, yet as of this writing, we don’t know who or where they will play.  It doesn’t matter, because Predators fans are RABID about their team even though their play of late hasn’t been too consistent.

    Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) and Montreal Canadiens left wing Paul Byron (41) battle for the puck in front of goaltender Juuse Saros (74) during the first period at Bell Centre. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)

    Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) and Montreal Canadiens left wing Paul Byron (41) battle for the puck in front of goaltender Juuse Saros (74) during the first period at Bell Centre. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Random Thoughts

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Now that we have officially ridden into the first weekend of spring, I think we can all just breathe a little sigh of relief, even if it’s just for the fact that it’s officially SPRING!

    We might still have some challenging weather ahead but, BY GOD SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

    As I was riding yesterday, one of the things that always stands out this time of the year are these little patches of yellow tulips that sprout up in some of the most unlikely places.  It’s like they’re saying, “I think I can, I think I can” as they try to hurry spring along.  Things haven’t quite gotten “green” yet, so these beautiful reminders are there for you and me showing us that it won’t be long. 

    Spring has finally arrived.

    Spring has finally arrived.

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    Dodging the Roadkill: Who Do They Think We Are?

     

    Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Just the other day there was an incident in nearby Nashville that not only was reckless and dangerous, but laws were broken. 

    An unknown group of individuals on dirt bikes and ATVs were seen riding around the Music City, including Downtown Nashville, popping wheelies, running red lights and just causing havoc in one of the busiest places in town.

    One police officer was injured trying to stop one of them and officials are trying to identify them.

    In a later report, one of the news outlets managed to get an interview with a young lady in the group, (who was not identified), and she said that their group was a “positive” rally to show young people that there was more to life than just “drugs and guns.”

    Incident in Downtown Nashville. (Photo courtesy of WZTV Fox 17)

    Incident in Downtown Nashville. (Photo courtesy of WZTV Fox 17)

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