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January 2017 Issue

1917 Harley-Davidson Model B and Cover Model Katy

Happy New Year! Our January 2017 cover bike is a 1917 Harley-Davidson Model B, which is owned by Mark Kozak, and this month's cover model is Katy from Edwardsville, Kansas. Scroll down to check out all of this month's articles and for more details about this month's cover bike and model.

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1917 Harley-Davidson Model B

December 27, 2016

Our January 2017 cover bike is a 1917 Harley-Davidson Model B, which is owned by Mark Kozak from Kansas City, Missouri. We thought it was only fitting to celebrate the 100th birthday of this awesome bike (1917-2017) by featuring it on this month’s cover.

Mark Kozak & His 1917 Harley-Davidson Model B

December 27, 2016

Our January 2017 cover bike is owned by Mark Kozak, and we were excited to shoot his 1917 Harley-Davidson Model B for this month’s cover, in celebration of this bike’s 100th birthday! Mark is from Kansas City, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his Model B. We also had fun shooting cover model Katy on Mark’s bike for this month’s cover. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy this month’s behind the scenes photos and video!

Behind the Scenes with Katy

December 27, 2016

Our January 2017 cover model is Katy from Edwardsville, Kansas. She is a bartender and dancer, and one day hopes to own her own horse stables. In her spare time Katy enjoys riding horses and playing poker. Katy told us her turn-ons are “A good smile!” On the flipside, she admits that chewing (tobacco) is a big turnoff. When asked to describe her personality, Katy said “I’m a little shy at first, but a very happy, easygoing, fun person.” She’s also been told that her best attribute is her smile.

Video: Behind the Scenes at our January 2017 Cycle Connections Cover Shoot

December 27, 2016

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our January 2017 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Katy through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this beautiful 1917 Harley-Davidson Model B. Also make sure to check out our interview with bike owner Mark Kozak.  

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

Video by Mike Schweder & Stripe

Video Editing by Skye Marie

Hair by Jenny at Chop Tops

Makeup by Alyssa at Chop Tops

Chop Tops - A Hair Company

December 28, 2016

Back when we decided to feature Mark Kozak’s 1917 Harley-Davidson Model B on our January 2017 cover to commemorate the 100th birthday of this nostalgic bike (1917-2017), our studio photographer Dick Carlson suggested we have the folks at Chop Tops in Westport to do our cover model’s hair and makeup to match the flapper-style period-era dress Dick had ordered for the shoot. I thought this was a great idea, so Dick contacted Chop Tops owner Cilla Holopter to bounce the idea off her. Cilla and her husband Jim were thrilled to help us out, so we scheduled cover model Katy an appointment for Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

5th Annual Toys for Tots Ride - American Legion Riders - LeRoy Hill Chapter #19 - Gardner, Kansas

December 17, 2016

On Sunday, November 6, it was a chilly 40-mile ride from my home in Lee’s Summit to American Legion LeRoy Hill Post #19 in Gardner, Kansas where registration for the Toys for Tots Ride began at 10:00 a.m. The ride fee was $10 and a new unwrapped $10 toy. By the time the ride began at 11:00 a.m. the turnout had exceeded expectations with more than 50 people participating in the all-Kansas ride. Many were members of Chapter 19 or other area chapters.

While We Anxiously Wait for Spring

December 27, 2016

A new year has begun and for many of us, that means long cold nights, counting down the days until spring and winding down after a hectic holiday. To help pass those long nights and days of being stuck inside (swearing you can hear your ride quietly sobbing in the garage), here is a list of books for women riders about women riders. I highly recommend a steaming hot mug of cocoa and a fuzzy robe to go along with your winter reading.

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