Writer's Ramblings
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 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.

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.

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our July 2017 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Christina through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this rare 2001 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer, and our interview with bike owner Mark Kozak.  

Our July 2017 cover model is Christina from Greenwood, Missouri. She is a nurse, and when asked about her ambitions Christina said “To be confident in all that I do!” When it comes to hobbies, she told us that she enjoys dancing, piano, singing, and music.

Our July 2017 cover bike is owned by Mark Kozak, and we enjoyed shooting his 2001 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer for this month’s cover. Mark is from Kansas City, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his Springer. We also had fun shooting cover model Christina 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!

Our July 2017 cover bike is a 2001 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer, which is owned by Mark Kozak from Kansas City, Missouri. To find out more about Mark, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Christina, 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 July 2017 cover shoot.

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our June 2017 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Angela through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this custom 1996 Harley-Davidson Softail and our interview with bike owner Jeff "Polock" Zielinski.  

Angela, from Independence, Missouri is our June 2017 cover model. She is in sales, and her hobbies include swimming and shopping. When asked what the smartest thing is she’s ever done, Angela said “Having children.” She describes her personality as outgoing, friendly and fun!

Our June 2017 cover bike is owned by Jeff "Polock" Zielinski, and we enjoyed shooting his 1996 Harley-Davidson Softail "Orange Peeler" for this month’s cover. Polock is from Independence, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his Orange Peeler. We also enjoyed shooting cover model Angela on Polock’s bike for this month’s cover. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy this month’s behind the scenes photos and video!

Our June 2017 cover bike is a 1996 Harley-Davidson Softail, which is owned by Jeff Zielinski "Polock" from Independence, Missouri. To find out more about Polock, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike, which he nicknamed the "Orange Peeler," and for more photos of our cover model Angela, 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 June 2017 cover shoot.