Hank Bonecutter retired from a forty-year broadcasting career in 2012. When retirement came, and the day-to-day challenge of owning a radio station and producing a morning talk show ended, Hank had too much time on his hands.
After a couple of years of doing consulting work and even driving for Uber, the passion and excitement that his broadcasting career had afforded him just wasn’t there. Hank suddenly found himself depressed, finding it difficult on some days to even get out of bed.
When asked to pick up a friend at the local Harley-Davidson dealership on the way to lunch, Hank discovered that not only did this friend own a motorcycle, but many of Hank’s friends were seasoned bikers, as well.
Now curious about what he had been missing all these years, Hank began to research.
It had been over thirty years since he was on a motorcycle: Could he still ride one? Could he afford one? Was he too old? After graduating from the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy, it was obvious that: he could, he could, and he wasn’t!
Hank bought a 2016 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special and suddenly he had a new passion–the open road. It has been a life-changing experience. He logged over 31,000 miles during his first year of ownership, traveling to Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Arkansas, and within his home state of Tennessee.
In 2017, he traded his Street Glide for the new Ultra Limited, and was now set to do some serious traveling. As a writer, Hank now combines his passion for riding and telling the stories of the people he meets along the way.
“Dodging the Roadkill” is Hank’s journey.