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Dodging the Roadkill: Passion Or Addiction?

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I run into people all the time who say, “man, you really love that bike” or “where’s your next trip?”  Like me, many of my long time friends are still amazed that this is where I find myself at this stage of my life, traveling the country, on the back of a motorcycle.

Nothing I had ever done in my life would have pointed me in this direction.  I had my motorcycle “fling” in the late 70’s and that was that.  I never thought about it again.  But when I walked into the Harley dealership that day and realized what I was missing, something just “clicked.”

“Passion” is something, hopefully, we’ve all felt, while “Addiction” is something that comes with a negative connotation. 

Passion

Passion

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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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My Two Cents: How a Motorcycle pulled me out of Depression

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – I spent my career in the spotlight.  Forty years in broadcasting.  The last eighteen years as the owner of a radio station, and the host of a morning talk show.  I was right in the middle of everything.

Over the course of my career, I “hob-knobbed” with the rich and famous.  Rock stars, politicians, entertainers and more.  There was nobody I couldn’t hang out with. There wasn’t a politician or public official I couldn’t interview.

Hank Bonecutter with his Harley.

Hank Bonecutter with his Harley.

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Experience Fall Colors at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – With more than 151,000 acres of primarily hardwood forest, Land Between the Lakes is the perfect place to enjoy autumn colors.

The public is encouraged to drive the public access roads, or hike, bike, ride on horseback or ATVs, on hundreds of miles of designated trails while enjoying the cooler days and changing seasons.

Fall Colors at Land Between The Lakes in October. (Brian Truskey)

Fall Colors at Land Between The Lakes in October. (Brian Truskey)

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Experience Fall Colors at Land Between The Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – With more than 151,000 acres of primarily hardwood forest, Land Between The Lakes is the perfect place to enjoy autumn colors. The public is encouraged to drive the public access roads or hike, bike, ride on horseback or ATVs on hundreds of miles of designated trails while enjoying the cooler days and changing seasons.

“Temperature, light, and water supply trigger the natural process that cause leaves to turn from green to the stunning display of colors seen during the fall,” says Yvonne Helton, Silviculturist at Land Between The Lakes.

Fall color near Cedar Pond in Land Between The Lakes. (Denise Schmittou)

Fall color near Cedar Pond in Land Between The Lakes. (Denise Schmittou)

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Land Between the Lakes Hosts National Adventure Race

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area is hosting a National Adventure Race on Friday, October 21st. Participants will navigate by map and compass as they bike, paddle, and trek non-stop for 24 hours across a 100+ miles course.

The event is being sponsored by Checkpoint Tracker which is the largest competitive adventure racing series in North America.  Teams will compete in coed elite, open elite, two-person coed, two-person open, solo male, and solo female divisions.  Participants will  cover plenty of terrain enduring 15-25 miles of paddling, 25-35 miles of trekking, and 45-60 miles of mountain biking. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart Shares Organizing Tricks for Every Season

 

Simple Storage Solutions to Get Through the Year

ShopSmartYonkers, NY – The start of fall means that it’s time to clean up the house, swap out clothes in your closets, and break out the seasonal tools in the garage.  The October 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, prepares readers with organizing tricks to keep everything tidy year-round. «Read the rest of this article»

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Volunteers Needed for LBL Hike & Bike Trail Workday

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – It’s time to slip on your hiking boots or grab your bike and get out on your favorite trails at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area!  LBL recreation staff has planned another workday near Gray Cemetery Saturday, October 16th, 2010.

Staff and volunteers will be meeting at 8:30am at Gray Cemetery and working from 9:00am-3:00pm. Gray Cemetery is located on Road 130 approximately 2 miles west of The Trace. The trail work will include clearing a corridor for a new trail re-route and resetting flagging.  «Read the rest of this article»

 

Climb, Bike, Ride and More with EDGE!

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) is offering wonderful programs during the month of September for Fort Campbell youth. Experience, Develop, Grow, and Excel (EDGE) is an opportunity for kids to experience cutting edge art, fitness, life skills and adventure programs.

Come play on the outdoor ropes course on September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. The climbing wall has many different routes with eight varying sides offering routes from beginner to advanced. This clinic will cover the basics of using the low ropes course and to prepare participants to see if they have what it takes to conquer the Alpine Tower, Odyssey, and Carolina T Wall of the high ropes courses. This is a great way to develop team building skills. Fifteen slots are available for youth ages 11 to 18. Transportation to and from Outdoor Recreation will be provided by CYSS. Bus will depart from Taylor Youth Center 4:30pm, and youth will return to Taylor Youth Center for pick-up at 6:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports recommends best Bikes for Riders on a Budget

 

Cyclists can get a nice ride for as little as $250.00

Yonkers, NY — Summer is a great time to get out of the gym and hit the road–especially on a bike. Consumer Reports latest tests of bicycles found six Recommended models aimed at casual and fitness riders. And although a higher price means better components and lighter materials, consumers can still get a nice ride at a good price.

In a recent Consumer Reports online survey of more than 3,300 readers, bike owners claimed reliability as the top factor when it came to satisfaction. Those with road bikes or fitness bikes were most interested in a bike’s shifting and climbing ability.

The CR Best Buy Schwinn Midmoor ($250.00)

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