Readers and their Rides
Mike Schweder

Mike Schweder

Editor-in-Chief - Kansas City, MO

Mike is the original founder of Cycle Connections Online Motorcycle Magazine and an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He has been riding for over 40 years, belongs to several local and national motorcycle organizations and travels to numerous rallies and events throughout the US each year. Mike has been a writer and editor for many years and has a passion for sharing his motorcycling experiences and stories with you. Contact Mike at mikes@cycleconnections.com

Our October 2015 cover bike is owned by Rich Aubrey Jr. from St. Joseph, Missouri. We had the opportunity to gather more information about Rich and his 2008 Big Bear Chopper Sled Pro-Street, and we also gathered more information from this month’s cover model Anna

Our October 2015 cover bike is a 2008 Big Bear Chopper Sled Pro-Street owned by Rich Aubrey Jr. from St. Joseph, Missouri. To find out more about Rich, check out his interview, and for more photos of Rich’s bike and our cover model Anna, check out her interview as well.

Many thoughts were running through my mind this year in anticipation of our road trip to the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Part of me was excited as usual, to hit the road again with our Sturgis crew, but another part of me was somewhat apprehensive due to all the hype and anticipated crowds, with it being the 75th anniversary. This would likely mean longer lines at the fuel stops, lots of newbies crashing, burning, and doing stupid things, and bikes overheating while trying to make it through all the traffic in and around Sturgis. As departure day approached, and I started packing the bike, any last bit of apprehension vanished and was replaced by excitement.

Sabrina from Holden, Missouri is our September 2015 cover model. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA), and when asked about ambitions, Sabrina said “To motivate my children to become successful adults.” Sabrina’s hobbies include ballet, painting, and playing with her children. When asked about turn-ons, she said “A man who can treat a lady like a lady!” Sabrina also admitted that she’s a sucker for a handsome smile.

Our September 2015 cover bike is a 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide owned by Doug Fifer from Columbia, Missouri. To find out more about Doug, check out his interview, and for more photos of Doug’s bike and our cover model Sabrina, 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 September 2015 cover shoot.

Our September 2015 cover bike is owned by Doug Fifer from Columbia, Missouri. We had the opportunity to gather more information about Doug and his 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide, and we also gathered more information from this month’s cover model Sabrina. Also, make sure to check out the Behind the Scenes photos and video from our September 2015 cover shoot! 

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our September 2015 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Sabrina through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide and our interview with bike owner Doug Fifer.  

Our August 2015 cover bike is from Reno’s Powersports KC. We enjoyed shooting cover model Stephanie on this unique motorcycle, and we’re sure you’ll also enjoy this month’s behind the scenes photos and video from our cover shoot!

Our August 2015 cover model is Stephanie from Grain Valley, Missouri. She is a makeup artist and project manager, and told us her ambitions include making music for video games, owning a Holistic/Med Spa, and doing makeup for New York Fashion Week. Stephanie’s hobbies include makeup artistry, writing, singing, playing music, dancing, and yoga.

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our August 2015 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Stephanie through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of the 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Rally!  

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

Video by Doc Lonnie Blum with Explorer Photography, and video editing by Randall “Sea Hawk” Hauk with Sea Hawk Media Productions