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Dodging the Roadkill: Shots Fired


Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I’ve been in marketing long enough to have seen some classic battles in my day.  Ford vs. Chevy, Coke vs Pepsi, McDonald’s vs. the world.

I’ve written, produced, voiced, edited and everything else you can do to a commercial, so I tend to view them differently than most people.  I enjoy very FEW commercials, because I can see or hear just how BAD they really are.

It’s a curse.

Seldom do I see one brand go after another brand so openly as a recent ad from Harley-Davidson, which read;  “Honestly now, did you spend your youth dreaming of someday owning a Polaris?”

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Dodging the Roadkill: Weathering the Winter


Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – The winter months have always been my least favorite time of the year.  Obviously when I was a kid, I loved the snow and all that came with it, but as an adult, a biker, and a man who has a few “achy” bones, winter is NOT fun for me.

One of the greatest things about this blog and all of you who follow, is that I get to learn so much about you and the part of the country that you live in.  I’ve never been so blessed by anything in my life as I have with this motorcycle and the people and places it brings me.

Motorcycles covered in Snow.

Motorcycles covered in Snow.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Returning to the scene of the crime


Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – As we wait out the winter weather, and I continue to fully recover from the accident, I’ve been asked many times if I’ve been back to the scene of my accidents. 

The first one wasn’t as bad as the deer strike in November, but either way, I haven’t been back to the scene of the crime.

The first accident, I missed a turn and slid into the bushes.  Did about $1000 worth of damage to the bike.  I suffered a cut on my leg that eventually needed surgery to clean out the infection.  It took 6 weeks to fix me AND the bike.

Hank's Motorcycle Wreck

Hank’s Motorcycle Wreck

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Dodging the Roadkill: The Dark Side


Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I had never heard of the term “Dark Side” as it relates to motorcycles until about a year ago.  In my short time on a motorcycle, it never dawned on my that you could or WOULD ever put a car tire on a motorcycle.

Apparently you can and some people do.

Just like the debate over “lane splitting,” the practice of putting a car tire on a motorcycle is just as volatile and opinions are both mixed and passionate.  I would never do it, but I know bikers who do, and it doesn’t seem to make any difference to them.

Dark Side

Dark Side

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Lamar Alexander Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day


U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday this upcoming Monday: 

“In the summer of 1963, I stood on the National Mall as an intern at the U.S. Department of Justice and listened to Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. I especially remember the power of ‘not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.’ A lot has happened since that day, but there is still more to do. Dr. King dedicated his life to help ensure equality for all Americans, and as we honor him we should continue to strive to treat each other as equals who deserve the same opportunities.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.


Written by Joe Pitts

Mayor of Clarksville

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – For Monday’s national holiday, as a community, we pause to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We also study the words he spoke decades ago, and how they still speak to us today.

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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Dodging the Roadkill: Passing Of A Rock and Roll Biker


Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – One of the greatest rock-n-roll musicians in the history of music, died last Tuesday.  The news was released this past Saturday.  Neil Peart, lyricist and drummer for the band Rush, lost his battle with brain cancer.

Diagnosed in 2016, the intensely private musician kept his illness to his immediate family and friends.  Until the news this past Saturday of his death, I had NO idea he was fighting this battle.

Neil Peart was also a biker.

If you’re a fan of Rush, then you probably know how much Peart loved his motorcycles, and loved the freedom and anonymity that they provide.  It was out of tragedy that Peart turned to his bike and continued his passion for them until his death.

Neil Peart

Neil Peart

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Dodging the Roadkill: 2020 Vision


Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – So, here we are.  new year, new decade, new beginnings.  What’s next? 

I think a lot of us ask that same question. 

Resolutions?  I don’t make them, because I can’t seem to keep them.  I would guess you might be the same. 

We all need to be better than we were yesterday, so moving forward, I just try to take it one day at a time.  The older I get, the more I realize that if I just get the most out of each day, treating people better than before, pushing myself a little more, and motivating myself to step up my game, then it wears off on the ones I love and the people I meet.

Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

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Dodging the Roadkill: Looking Back


Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – There’s a popular internet meme that says, “don’t look back, there’s nothing to see there.”  My understanding is that it refers to your life BEFORE motorcycles, and while that’s true, I think it’s healthy to take stock in where you’ve come from and how you will move forward.

Self improvement is a never ending process.  Learning from your mistakes is critical. To just simply ignore the things that happen in your life as coincidence is wrong.  In my opinion, I believe that things happen for a reason, and I’ve got to recognize that.

I don’t want to be better than everybody else, I just want to be better than I was yesterday.

Colorado Motorcycle

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Happy New Year from Clarksville Online


Clarksville Online, Clarksville Tennessee's local News provider.Clarksville, TN – Let us look back at the past year with the warmest of memories and look forward to a wonderful future.

May the new year be filled with brightness, hope, happiness and health. The New Year is the perfect occasion to appreciate all the good things that the past year has given you and all the good things that are yet to come.

Clarksville Online wishes you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.

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