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Dodging the Roadkill: Maintenance

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I’ve never been a “grease monkey.”  I’m not one of those guys who’s always working on cars or spending my days in the garage just “tinkering.”

I might need to take an interest.

When I began this journey, my research revealed that it was a fairly expensive venture.  Considering the thousands and thousands of dollars I had spent over the years on the golf course, owning a motorcycle didn’t compare.  I brought my bike to the dealership for all of the routine maintenance checks, and I’ve NEVER had an issue.

Motorcycle Engine

Motorcycle Engine

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Clarksville Police releases name of Motorcycle Fatality on 101st Airborne Division Parkway

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, Clarksville Police responded to a vehicle accident on 101st Airborne Division Parkway and Pea Ridge.

A 2015 Nissan Pathfinder turned in front of a Harley Davidson motorcycle and the motorcycle collided with the Nissan and caught fire.

The motorcycle driver died at the scene.

Clarksville were dispatched to a motorcycle crash on 101st Airborne Division Parkway where a Nissan Pathfinder turned in front of a Harly Davidson motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed into the side of the Pathfinder.

Clarksville were dispatched to a motorcycle crash on 101st Airborne Division Parkway where a Nissan Pathfinder turned in front of a Harly Davidson motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed into the side of the Pathfinder.

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Clarksville Police report Motorcycle Fatality Crash on 101st Airborne Division Parkway

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police responded to a motorcycle versus SUV fatality crash Tuesday, May 8th around 9:00pm at 101st Airborne Division Parkway and Pea Ridge.

A 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle ridden by a 25 year old man was traveling west on the 101st Airborne Division Parkway when a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder driven by a 36 year old man was traveling east on the 101st Airborne Parkway and made a left turn toward Pea Ridge Road.

Clarksville were dispatched to a motorcycle crash on 101st Airborne Division Parkway where a Nissan Pathfinder turned in front of a Harly Davidson motorcycle.  The motorcycle crashed into the side of the Pathfinder and caught on fire. The motorcycle rider died at the scene.

Clarksville were dispatched to a motorcycle crash on 101st Airborne Division Parkway where a Nissan Pathfinder turned in front of a Harly Davidson motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed into the side of the Pathfinder and caught on fire. The motorcycle rider died at the scene.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Expectations

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Let me first apologize for not posting any updates in the last week.  The flu bug/stomach bug has made the rounds through my household, so me and the “porcelain throne” have become “besties” this week.

One of the most common questions I get from the people I meet on this journey is, “do you stop and visit Harley dealerships when you travel?” 

Yes. 

I try to visit any and ALL dealerships when I’m on the road, especially Harley Davidson, because I collect Poker Chips.

Hank at a Harley Davidson Dealership

Hank at a Harley Davidson Dealership

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Dodging the Roadkill: Why I Think Harley Davidson Needs To Turn It Around

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Alright, let’s keep a few things in mind here.  First, I am NOT a motorcycle expert.  As I have well documented here, I’m into my third year of being a biker, riding my Harley Davidson Ultra Limited all over the country.  To date, over 73,000 miles. 

My history with the motorcycle does not go back as far as some of you.  I wish it had, but it doesn’t.  I would LOVE to be called an OLD SCHOOL biker, but I’m not. 

My history with Harley Davidson doesn’t date back to the sixties, or seventies or even the eighties.  I wish it did.  I’m a sponge for knowledge and would love to able to “rattle” off this knowledge when I get around other bikers, but I’m still trying to identify “panheads” and “steelheads” and such. 

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Dodging the Roadkill: The Harley Debate

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Before I share my thoughts on Harley-Davidson, remember, I don’t profess to be an expert on motorcycles.  I’ve only been riding for two years, and my blog is about sharing my journey.  I learn new things every day and I meet great people along the way.  So keep in mind, these stories are my experiences and my opinions based on my limited experience.

Although, I HAVE logged over 65,000 miles in those two years, so I am FULLY involved in this culture.

When I decided to buy a motorcycle, it was always going to be a Harley.  You can read my story here.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Confidence

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – When I bought my first Harley last year, it had been over thirty five years since I had ridden a motorcycle.  It was a Suzuki 750 and I was young and stupid.  It’s a wonder I lived to tell the tale.

My venture into motorcycle ownership is documented here.

The first thing I did was take a safety course at my Harley Davidson dealership.  When I straddled the bike for the first time and took off around the course, I realized that it was no problem.  I was 63 years old and you wonder about a lot of things, especially balance, and strength.  

I was hooked.

Me and Harley

Me and Harley

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Riding the Natchez Trace Parkway

 

Natchez Trace ParkwayTupelo, MS – The Natchez Trace, also known as “Old Natchez Trace,” is a 440 historic forest trail that links the Cumberland River, Tennessee River and Mississippi River.  The trail was used by Native Americans and later, by European and American Explorers.

Today, the Natchez Trace Parkway and bridge, commemorates the path used by early explorers.

It’s a recreational favorite among bikers, bicyclists, hikers, campers, boaters and just about anyone who enjoys the great outdoors, surrounded by incredible history.

Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway

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Clarksville Police release update on motorcyclist found dead on Tiny Town Road

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On July 2nd, 2016, a Clarksville Police Department patrol officer discovered a crashed motorcyclist near the intersection of Tiny Town Road and Cainlo Drive. The motorcyclist, 29-year-old Jeremy Halstead from Clarksville, was later pronounced dead at Tennova Heathcare in Clarksville.

The driver of a red truck, Joseph Karnes, a 24-year-old Waverly resident, has been arrested for Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident and Vehicular Homicide.

2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by the victim.

2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by the victim.

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Clarksville Police want Marshall Yoder for Multiple Felonies

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are looking for a 32-year-old white male who has accrued a number of outstanding arrest warrants, ranging from Contempt of Court and Domestic Assault to Felony Vandalism, Aggravated Assault, and Aggravated Stalking.

The latest incident occurred about 4:30pm Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at a nightclub on Fort Campbell Boulevard.

Marshall D. Yoder is wanted by Clarksville Police for multiple outstanding warrants.

Marshall D. Yoder is wanted by Clarksville Police for multiple outstanding warrants.

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