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August 2017 Issue

1958 Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide and Cover Model Lulu

Our August 2017 cover bike is a 1958 Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide, which is owned by Derek Melhorn, and this month's cover model is Lulu from Topeka, 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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1958 Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide

July 30, 2017

Our August 2017 cover bike is a 1958 Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide, which is owned by Derek Melhorn from Kearney, Missouri. To find out more about Derek, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Lulu, check out her interview as well. For this month's issue, we also invite you to check out our behind the scenes photos and video taken at our August 2017 cover shoot.

Derek Melhorn & His 1958 Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide

July 30, 2017

Our August 2017 cover bike is owned by Derek Melhorn, and we had a great time shooting his 1958 Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide for this month’s cover. Derek is from Kearney, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather more information about him and his Duo-Glide. We also had fun shooting cover model Lulu on Derek’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 Lulu

July 30, 2017

Lulu, from Topeka, Kansas is our August 2017 cover model. She is a teacher, and plans to get her master’s degree in education. Lulu’s hobbies include dancing Zumba and interior decorating. When it comes to turn-ons, she said “Someone who is a good communicator, respectful, and with integrity.” On the flipside, “Drugs and abusive people are a major turnoff. Lulu also admits she’s a sucker for puppies! When asked what the smartest thing is she’s ever done, she said “Getting my teacher’s degree.” We also asked her about the most stupid thing she’s ever done, and Lulu said “Wasting time with the wrong people.” She describes her personality as “Caring, compassionate, and positive!” Lulu has also been told that her best attribute is her eyes, smile, and personality.

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

July 30, 2017

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our August 2017 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Lulu through her photo shoot and interview. Also make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this beautifully restored 1958 Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide, and our interview with bike owner Derek Melhorn.

Photos by Doc Lonnie Blum

Video by Randall “Sea Hawk” Hauk with Sea Hawk Media Productions

Bike Week Oklahoma 2017 - Sparks, Oklahoma

July 29, 2017

Every summer bikers come from all directions to get together at Sparks America Campground near the tiny town of Sparks for Oklahoma Bike Week. The dates for this year’s event were June 15 through 25. Bike Week always features live music on stage every night, bike shows and Woody’s auction of chainsaw artworks and furniture on both Saturdays, and lots of bike and people games. There are fun themes for most nights of the rally.

Bike Week Oklahoma Awards - Sparks America - Sparks, Oklahoma

July 29, 2017

Lots of awards are handed out every year at Oklahoma Bike Week  The lovely awards presenter was the reigning Miss Sparks America, Lana Morrison-Miller.  Our apologies to any winners we missed with so much activity going on.  Here is a list of the bike show awards for the second weekend.

Flat Track Motorcycle Racing at LakeSide Speedway – Kansas City, Kansas

July 10, 2017

Saturday, June 10, was a busy day for me. After participating in the annual Bikers With a Mission (BWAM) ride for the homeless that concluded at Gail’s Harley-Davidson in Grandview, Missouri, I headed for Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, for the flat track races on the 4/10-mile dirt oval. I arrived in time to spend some time hanging around the pit area.

1st Annual Bobstock Motorcycle Rally – Coffey, Missouri

July 30, 2017

Last year a large group of bikers were devastated by the announcement that a local Missouri motorcycle rally they had all attended together for many years would be no more. Then Robert Carr and a large group of his friends decided to put together one themselves, and Bobstock was born. Their ideas, work, and dedication led up to the 1st Bobstock Rally, which was held July 13-16, 2017.

Mecum Motorcycle Auction – Las Vegas, Nevada

July 30, 2017

Mecum Motorcycle Auction held a Motorcycle Auction on June 2 & 3, 2017. The auction was held at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, where more than 600 motorcycles rolled across the auction block.

Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) – Female Motorcycle Owner Stats

July 30, 2017
The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) is a not-for-profit national trade association that supports motorcyclists in the US by representing “manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts, accessories and related goods and services, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and others with a commercial interest in the industry.” While its name has changed over the years with the current name in use since 1970, it has existed since 1914.

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