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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.

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Austin Peay State University Beach Volleyball to join OVC

 

APSU Women's VolleyballClarksville, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference has announced the addition of beach volleyball as the 19th-sponsored conference sport, with the league to hold its first championship in the event in 2020.

Austin Peay State University Beach Volleyball team to join Ohio Valley Conference for 2020 season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Beach Volleyball team to join Ohio Valley Conference for 2020 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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Dodging the Roadkill: The Week That Was

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – This has been an eventful week, to say the least.  I’ve learned more about myself, and my motorcycle, than I have in all the short time I’ve been riding.

A couple of weeks ago, my mechanic was asking me if I had changed out my front wheel bearings.  I told him I hadn’t.  He said he thought it would be a good idea, since the wheels had over fifty thousand miles on them (I know, right?).   

So I wasn’t able to get to the dealership that week, and lo and behold, as I was riding one day, they went out.  I limped home, had the bike towed to the dealership and it was fixed.

Hank's motorcycle at the bike shop.

Hank’s motorcycle at the bike shop.

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APSU Beach Volleyball loses final matches at March to May Invitational

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's VolleyballGulf Shores, AL – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) beach volleyball team wrapped things up in their final matches at the March to May Invitational, falling to Spring Hill, 4-1, and Georgia State, 5-0, Sunday.

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball unable to get on track Sunday at March to May Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball unable to get on track Sunday at March to May Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Beach Volleyball falls to New Orleans at March to May Invitational

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's VolleyballGulf Shores, AL – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) beach volleyball team fell to New Orleans in their second match at the March to May Invitational, 5-0, Saturday afternoon.

Jenna Panning and Haley Turner at the No. 2 pairing forced the Privateers’ duo of Blessing Dunn and Brianna Vega into a three-set match.

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball loses to New Orleans 5-0 Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball loses to New Orleans 5-0 Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Beach Volleyball loses to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

 

Austin Peay State University Sports Information

APSU Women's VolleyballGulf Shores, AL – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) beach volleyball team dropped their first match of the season at the March to May Invitational against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 4-1, Friday afternoon.

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball fell 4-1 to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the March to May Invitational, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball fell 4-1 to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the March to May Invitational, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Beach Volleyball releases 2019 Schedule

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's VolleyballClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) beach volleyball team is set to begin its third season of competition and second year hosting home events at the Govs Beach Volleyball Complex.

The 2019 campaign gets underway March 8th-10th when the Governors travel to Gulf Shores, Alabama for The March to May tournament, held at the site of the 2019 NCAA Championship. They will face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, New Orleans, Spring Hill and Southern Miss.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Instant Replay

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Am I the only biker who replays his trips and all the potential hazards, or “close calls” I encountered along the way?  

It’s a curious thing for me that after I return home, I replay all the “potential” incidents that “almost” happened while I was on the road.  I’m so focused on the road, the traffic, the weather and all that surrounds me at the time, that it doesn’t quite register, but for some reason, I replay all the “close calls” I had.

I distinctly remember the time I motored out to Texas, (which I LOVE by the way) and as soon as I got on the four lane roads, and the speed limit is 75, I passed a couple of “good old boys” who were hogging the left lane and when I sped past them, I gave them “the look” and when I turned my attention back to my lane, I was just about out of pavement.  I was just a few feet from the guardrail and I had to whip myself back into shape.

Interstate Traffic

Interstate Traffic

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Dodging the Roadkill: In The Hot Seat

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – First let me apologize for not posting anything lately.  I’ve just had nothing to write about since I returned from my trip to Ft. Smith Arkansas.  I try not to post anything just to “post” something.  

Well, I’ve had plenty to talk about here lately. 

THE WEATHER!

Apparently I slept through Spring and missed it here.  In this part of the country, we’ve gone straight from Winter to Summer, because it’s been unseasonably hot lately.  I really don’t think we had a “spring” this year, and if we did, well, I missed it.

But that’s ok.  I’m not complaining.  There’s been great days to ride, and ride I have!  Riding in the heat can be a chore, but it can also be some of the best times ever. 

In The Hot Seat

In The Hot Seat

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APSU Beach Volleyball gets programs First Straight Set Sweep, Sunday

 

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APSU Women's Volleyball - Austin Peay State UniversityGulf Shores, AL – The Austin Peay State University beach volleyball team split a pair of matches in the final day of the Badger Beach Bash Sunday afternoon including a program first straight set sweep of Huntingdon in match two.

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball gets 5-0 sweep of Huntingdon at Badger Beach Bash, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball gets 5-0 sweep of Huntingdon at Badger Beach Bash, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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