Rides, Rallies and Events Recap
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March 1, 2013

2004 Swift Punisher

Our March 2013 cover bike is owned by Roger Lumley from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. His 2004 Swift Punisher was selected as a runner-up at our Cover Bike Search at The Bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. We enjoyed shooting Katlinne on Roger’s bike for this month's cover.

Owner: Roger Lumley
City: Lee’s Summit, Missouri

General
Year/Make/Model: 2004Swift Punisher

Engine
Make/Size: S&S 113 ci/107 hp
Carburetor: S&S Super G
Pipes: Big Radius

Transmission
Make/Model: Baker 6-Speed
Shifting: Foot
Primary Drive: Primo Brute III

Paint
Color: Cherry Red w/Ground Flames

Frame/Forks
Make/Model: 2 inch diameter frame w/Swift Softail
Rake: 36 degrees
Rear Suspension: Softail

Accessories
Bars: Chrome T-Bar
Seat: Custom made by “Slim” Schriver

Wheels
Front
Type: Aluminum billet
Size: 21 inch”
Rim width: 2.15 inch
Tire: 90/90 H21 Metzler
Brakes: Performance Machine
Rotors: Full Floating - CZAR

Rear
Type: Aluminum Billet
Size: 18 inch
Rim width: 8.5 inch
Tire: 250/40HR18 Metzler
Brake: Performance Machine full floating
Rotors: Full Floating - CZAR

Other Information/Specs: Ground flame design in the tank and fenders; big 2” inch diameter frame.

I also want to recognize and thank Kevin Burns and his team at Hard Core Customs in Gladstone, Missouri for completing custom work and adding a number of enhancements to this bike.

Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography

Stephanie from Olathe, Kansas is our April 2013 cover model. Stephanie told us that one of her ambitions is “To rule the world!” She enjoys shopping, and when it comes to turn-ons, Stephanie said “Tall, dark and handsome men.” On the flip-side she told us that people who smell bad is a major turnoff. Stephanie also admits that she’s a sucker for a good smile.



When asked what the smartest thing is she has ever done, Stephanie said “Dumping my ex!” On the other hand, when asked what the most stupid thing is she has ever done, she said “The first time I took him back.” Stephanie describes her personality as outgoing and fun, and has often been told that her best attribute is her eyes.

We invite you behind the scenes once again for this month’s cover shoot. Below is the interview we conducted with Stephanie, along with some additional information we gathered from her video interview.

Just for fun, we asked Stephanie to share some of her favorite things with our readers:



Favorite color: Turquoise.



Favorite food: Pizza.



Favorite drink (non-alcoholic): Monster.



Favorite drink (alcoholic): Margaritas.



Favorite Restaurant: Mexican Restaurant.



Favorite actor: Johnny Depp.



Favorite actress: Eva Mendez



Favorite TV show: Deception.



Favorite movie: Father of the Bride.



Favorite musical artist: Beyonce.



Favorite song: Bootylicious.



Do you ride? Yes.



How long have you been riding? About six years.



What was your first bike? A Honda.



Do you have any tattoos? Yes, I have three. I have a dragon on my right foot, a tiger in the small of my back, and an angel with devil horns on the back of my neck.



Thanks for the interview Stephanie, and thank you for doing such a great job on your cover shoot.



Interview by Mike Schweder



Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.



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

Owner: Shawnee Cycle Plaza

City: Shawnee, Kansas



Engine

- Type: 4-stroke 50° V-Twin

- Displacement: 106 ci/1731

- Bore x Stroke: 101 x 108mm

- Compression Ratio: 9.4: 1mm

- Cooling System: Air/oil

- Primary DriveGear: Drive with torque compensator

- Final Drive: Carbon fiber reinforced belt

- Exhaust/Split dual exhaust with crossover



Transmission

- 6-speed overdrive constant mesh



Frame

Rake/Trail

- 29. Degrees/5.6 in /142 mm.



Front Suspension/Wheel Travel

- Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in /130 mm travel.



Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel

- Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with constant rate linkage, 4.7 in/120 mm travel, air adjustable.



Front Wheel/Tire Size

- Wheel: 18 x 3.5 inch

- Tire: 130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3



Rear Wheel/Tire Size

- Wheel: 16 x 5.0 inch

- Tire: 180/60R16 Dunlop Elite 3.



Brakes, Front/Rear

- Brake System: Conventional w/ ABS

- Front braking system: Dual 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers

- Rear braking system: 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper



Overall Length

- 104.3 in.



Seat Height

- 26.3 in.



Dry Weight

- 765 lbs.



Wheelbase

- 65.7 in.



Fuel Capacity

- 5.8 gal.



Fuel System

- Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body



Color

- Midnight Metallic Flame - Black Gloss



Special thanks to Barry, Doris, Mike, and the entire crew at Shawnee Cycle Plaza, for allowing us to shoot this beautiful bike at their dealership for this month’s cover.



By Mike Schweder



Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.

Our May 2013 cover model is Valerie from Olathe, Kansas. Valerie is an OB Tech, and one of her ambitions is to go back to school to be a medical aesthetician. When it comes to turn-ons, Valerie had no comment; however, she did admit that liars are a major turnoff. She also admits that she’s a sucker for guys in bands.



When asked what the smartest thing is she has ever done, Valerie said “Going back to school.” On the other hand, when asked what the most stupid thing is she has ever done, she said “I broke my hand crowd surfing.” Valerie describes her personality “Shy but fun,” and she’s been told that her best attribute is her butt. LOL.

We invite you behind the scenes once again for this month’s cover shoot. Below is the interview we conducted with Valerie, along with some additional information we gathered from her video interview.

Just for fun, we asked Valerie to share some of her favorite things with our readers:



Favorite color: Purple.



Favorite food: Chicken Fried Steak.



Favorite drink (non-alcoholic): Pepsi.



Favorite drink (alcoholic): Rum & Coke.



Favorite Restaurant: Mi Ranchito.



Favorite actor: James Franco.



Favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory.



Favorite movie: Boondock Saints.



Favorite band: Avenged Sevenfold.



Favorite song: Tuesdays Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd.



Do you have pets? Yes. I just bought my son a turtle.



Do you ride? Yes. On the back



What is your favorite bike night? The Jobsite, before it closed.



Do you have any tattoos? Yes, I have four. I have one on my lower back, on my side, on my foot, and on my lower stomach. My favorite is my son’s name down my side.



Thanks for the interview Valerie, and thank you for doing such a great job on your cover shoot.



Interview by Mike Schweder



Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.



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

Owner: Shawnee Cycle Plaza

City: Shawnee, Kansas



Engine

Engine Type: 249.6cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore and Stroke: 76mm x 55mm

Induction: PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance

Compression Ratio: 10.7:1

Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder



Drive Train

Transmission Six-speed



Chassis/Suspension/Brakes

Front Suspension: 37mm fork, 4.65 inches travel

Rear Suspension: Pro-Link single shock with five positions of spring preload adjustability; 4.07 inches travel

Front Brake: Single 296mm disc

Rear Brake: Single 220mm disc

Front Tire: 110/70-17 radial

Rear Tire: 140/70-17 radial



Dimensions



Rake: (caster angle) 25.0 degrees

Trail: 98.6mm (3.9 inches)

Wheelbase: 53.9 inches

Seat Height: 30.5 inches

Curb Weight: 357 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride

Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons

Estimated Fuel Economy: 77 mpg



Other

Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

Other Available Colors: Black, Red.



Factory Warranty Information

One Year Transferable, Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.



Special thanks to Barry, Doris, Mike, and the entire crew at Shawnee Cycle Plaza, for allowing us to shoot this beautiful bike at their dealership for this month’s cover.



By Mike Schweder



Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.

Caitlin from Roeland Park, Kansas is one our June 2013 cover models. She is a dental assistant, and her ambitions include traveling the world and enjoying life as much as possible. When asked about her hobbies, Caitlin said “Cosplay, collecting comic books, and playing with my lab/chow Samson. I'm pretty much a huge nerd. For those you who are unfamiliar with the term “Cosplay;” as was I, here’s a simple definition I found on the Internet: Cosplay, short for 'costume play,' is a type of performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea from a work of fiction.



When it comes to turn-ons, Caitlin said “Old muscle cars, a fantastic meal and a man's man.” On the flip-side, her turnoffs are dishonesty and early mornings. Caitlin also admits that she’s a sucker for “BBQ, shoes and great music!”



When asked what the smartest thing is she has ever done, Caitlin told us “I decided to go to school to get my dental assisting degree. Waiting tables just gave every person I waited on the opportunity to screw up my entire day!” On the flip-side, when asked what the most stupid thing is she has ever done, she said “Too many to count. I did send a canoe down river by itself once. My boyfriend had had enough of me (I may have had too much to drink) and had gotten out, leaving me by myself. Pissed he had left and that I was failing miserably at manning the canoe, I sent it on its way. Definitely didn't think that one through. It is pretty hilarious though!”



Caitlin describes her personality as “Fun spirited once I get over some initial nervousness in situations. Then I usually get way to comfy, which is always a good show!” She has also been told that her best attribute is her honesty.



Just for fun, we asked Caitlin to share some of her favorite things with our readers:



Favorite color: Green.



Favorite food: I would say I crave sushi all the time!



Favorite drink (non-alcoholic): cherry Limeade.



Favorite drink (alcoholic): Bermuda Triangle served at Jazz. You can only have two because it has three types of rum in it. One of which happens to be Bacardi 151.



Favorite Restaurants: Jazz, Oklahoma Joe's and Kona. All very different; all amazing!



Favorite actor: Brad Pitt. Come on!



Favorite actress: Charlize Theron.



Favorite TV shows: Mad Men since Breaking Bad is over.



Favorite movies: It changes all the time, but I am loving Hancock and Wedding Crashers right now.



Favorite band/artist: The Beatles.



Favorite song: Something.



Do you have pets? Yes, I have an 8-year-old Lab/Chow named Samson. He is amazing, smart and fat. His diet got him down to 99 pounds.



Which motorcycle rallies & events have you attended, and which is your favorite? I’ve attended many over the years with our charity group The Bombshells. Although our yearly event 'Outlaws for Paws' is not solely for bikers, it definitely has that vibe to it. Beautiful ladies, motorcycle games and mechanical bull riding. It's hard to beat!



Which is your favorite bike night location? I love Knuckleheads because of the variety of people and entertainment.



Do you have any tattoos? No tattoos. I’ve been knocking around the idea of having a bow tattooed on the back of each of my legs.



Thanks for the interview Caitlin, and thank you for doing such a great job on our June 2013 cover!

Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.

Brookelyn from Martin City, Missouri is one our June 2013 cover models. She is a nationally published model, President/Founder/CEO of The Bombshells’ Non-Profit Charity, and a Project Engineer. Brookelyn is no stranger to our magazine, and was featured on the cover model of our August 2010 issue.



When asked about her ambitions, she told us “To be an all-around better person and to never forget that I can always be better.” Brookelyn’s hobbies include philanthropy work, modeling, playing the piano, singing, dancing, exercising, reading, aerial silks, riding her motorcycle, gardening and playing with her three pit bull babies.



When it comes to turn-ons, she said “Smiling people, the sun shining through after a rain shower, kind-hearted individuals, and a cool, clear sunrise that peeks over a mountain top.” On the flip-side, Brookelyn’s turnoffs are caddy women and dishonest men. She also admits that she’s a sucker for “Animals, most definitely, and a day with nothing scheduled!”



When asked what the smartest thing is she has ever done, Brookelyn said “Obtaining an education.” On the other hand, when asked what the most stupid thing is she has ever done, she said “Racking up $100K in federal student loans!” Brookelyn describes her personality as “Sincere, determined, often eccentric, happy, honest, motivated, and headstrong.” She also told us she’s been told that her best attribute is her character, although her smile often comes in a close second!”



Just for fun, we asked Brookelyn to share some of her favorite things with our readers:



Favorite color: Green.



Favorite food: I just love food! I love trying new foods and developing my taste with each new bite I try. If I had to pick an absolute favorite food type, I guess it would have to be seafood. Mouthwatering as I type, so yea, seafood!



Favorite drink (non-alcoholic): White grapefruit juice.



Favorite drink (alcoholic): Beer…yep!



Favorite Restaurant: As long as they serve food on a private exotic beach with open airflow, it’s my favorite restaurant!.



Favorite actors: Timothy Olyphant and Tom Hardy.



Favorite actress: Right now, Zooey Deschanel.



Favorite TV shows: Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead.



Favorite movies: Reservoir Dogs and Dirty Dancing .



Favorite bands/artists: Aaron O’Dell and The Green Goddammits, Wanda Jackson, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nikki Hill, Imelda May, Patsy Cline, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Big Maybelle…I can keep going!.



Favorite song: No such thing! Music is fluid and changes too often.



Do you have pets? I sure do; all rescues! I have three gorgeous pit bull babies; Blade, Natalya and Lenny.



Do you ride? Yes.



Do you own your own bike? Yes.



How long have you been riding? On the back of the scooter with my father, so not sure when the first ride for me was; a long time ago.



How many bikes do you currently own? Two.



What is the year, make, and model of your current 'primary' bike? It’s a 1997 HD Dyna Lowrider Custom.



What do you like most about your bike? I like that she (yes, she!) is custom, and that she is different from every other scooter. I like that as a 1997 model, she has wisdom on the road, but still shines like she just rolled off the showroom floor.



What is your dream bike? Mine, because I own them!



Do you have any tattoos? Yes, I have two small tattoos, but am currently working with my artist on a large back piece design that is soon to come.



Who is your favorite tattoo artist? Joel McCormack at Tavern Creek Studio! Why you ask, well, not because he does bad work! He’s crazy talented!



Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers? Yes, yes! Go check out The Bombshells’ Non-Profit Organization! We are a nationwide network of models (yes, lots of models) that donate our time to give-back to our local communities! Pretty girls, doing great things! We’re models on a mission – check us out at www.thebombshells.org.



Thanks for the interview Brookelyn, and thank you for doing such a great job on our June 2013 cover!



Interview by Mike Schweder



Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.

Our July 2013 cover model is LeeAnn Liberty, Missouri. She is a bookkeeper by day, and magically transforms into a roller derby player by night…weekends…or whenever her team has a game. Aside from roller derby, her other hobbies include kickboxing, running marathons and running obstacle races.

When it comes to turn-ons, she said “Someone with a sense of humor, who is active, and has a great smile.” On the flip-side, LeeAnn’s turnoffs are people who are lazy, rude and have a lack of ambition. She also admits that she’s a sucker for bad boys and good wine.

When asked what the smartest thing is she has ever done, LeeAnn said “Start over on my own and be independent.” She didn’t tell us what the most stupid thing is that she’s ever done, so it must be really bad. LOL. When asked to describe her personality, LeeAnn said “Which one?” Apparently, she has multiple personalities; however, I guess we’ve been lucky enough to only see the nice sweet one. She also told us that she’s been told her best attribute is her smile.



Just for fun, we asked LeeAnn to share some of her favorite things with our readers:



Favorite color: Pink and Royal Blue.



Favorite food: Chicken and Dumplings.



Favorite drink (non-alcoholic): Water.



Favorite drink (alcoholic): Midori, Rum and Pineapple Juice.



Favorite Restaurant: Bravo.



Favorite actors: Christian Bale.



Favorite actress: Mila Kunis.



Favorite TV shows: How I Met Your Mother.



Favorite movies: 300.



Favorite bands/artists: Matchbox 20.



Favorite song: No Matter What by Papa Roach.



Do you have pets? No.



Do you ride? Yes.



Do you own your own bike? No.



How long have you been riding? Three years.



Tell us about your tattoos? I have seven. I have three on my back, one on each wrist, and two on my lower stomach. My favorite is the bird on my back coming out of a girls head because it represents freeing your mind..



Who is your favorite tattoo artist? Zeke at Freaks on Broadway. He is amazing!



Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers? Yes, I’ve skated with Dead Girl Derby for three years, and I’m the co-captain of the Lovely Lethals, so come out and watch us!



Thanks for the interview LeeAnn, and thank you for doing such a great job on our July 2013 cover!



Interview by Mike Schweder



Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.

Our July 2013 cover bike is owned by good friend and fellow Cycle Connections team member Danny Webb from Kansas City, Missouri. This isn’t the first time one of Danny’s bikes has graced our cover. Our May 2012 cover featured Danny’s 2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide, which he recently sold so he could buy his new bike. As you can see, Danny has already started customizing his Road King to make it another beautiful piece of art. For this month’s cover girl we chose LeeAnn, who makes his bike look even better!



Some of Danny’s interview answers are the same as last time; however, there’s a few things that have changed since his last cover shoot over a year ago.



CC: Danny, what is your occupation?

Danny: I’m a social worker.



CC: Do you have any hobbies other than motorcycling?

Danny: Is there anything else?



CC: Why do you ride?

Danny: It gives me a sense of freedom, to be alone and to feel the solidarity of riding with others.



CC: How long have you been riding?

Danny: Since I was five.



CC: What was your first bike?

Danny: It was a 30cc Little Indian with training wheels.



CC: How many bikes have you owned?

Danny: I believe I’ve owned nine different bikes. I drank a lot for several years, so it was kind of a blurry time. The Road King is my 3rd Harley.



CC: How many bikes do you currently own?

Danny: Just the Road King. I can’t afford to have more than one, although it would be nice to have a bobber in the garage also.



CC: What do you like most about your Road King?

Danny: The true feeling of riding without a windshield. It’s raw and honest.



CC: What is your dream bike?

Danny: For now it is my Ol’ School Road King. I’ve wanted one for quite a while, but like I said earlier I would dig having a custom Bobber also.



CC: What is your most memorable riding experience?

Danny: My first year riding to Sturgis with the Swinging Dick Bike Club (S.D.B.C.). I loved the big smile every kid in a car gave us as we passed them, and you could see the “I want to be just like you when I grow up!” look in their eyes. Riding the Black Hills was CRAZY the first time. I absolutely loved it; it was EMOTIONAL….



CC: What is your least memorable riding experience?

Danny: Years ago when I was a bad drinker. I dropped my bikes a lot of times.



CC: To what motorcycle clubs or organizations do you belong?

Danny: The Cycle Connections crew, and I’m also a member of the Sturgis Swinging Dick Bike Club - my Sturgis week group.



CC: What motorcycle rallies & events have you attended, and which is your favorite?

Danny: I rode to the 70th, 71st, and 72nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a multitude of small benefit rides, and of course a lot of Cycle Connections Cover Bike & Cover Model Search events. I love them all for different reasons. As far as my favorites go, Sturgis; DUH, and Cycle Connections events because it’s fun being part of something really cool, and the smaller benefit rides because of the amazing sensation of doing something you love (riding) while contributing to an array of heart touching benefit rides.



CC: Do you have a favorite bike night hangout?

Danny: One-Eyed Jacks on Parvin Road. It’s just a bunch of good ole’ people having a good time.



CC: Tell us about your tattoos?

Danny: I have two big chest pieces, both arms are quarter sleeved, a half back piece and a half leg sleeve; all Japanese themed. My favorite is probably the Sun Rising on my leg. It’s colorful, and reminds me that tomorrow is another day; the sun always rises.



CC: Who is your favorite tattoo artist?

Danny: Butch from Butch’s Tattoo’s on 7 Highway in Blue Springs, Missouri. He does absolutely amazing work and cover up work. He does free hand, with a bonus of being very affordable. Butch is a BAD ASS tattoo artist!



CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself?

Danny: Of course, I enjoy both equally. Riding alone gives you such a sense of freedom, while riding in a group brings the feeling of camaraderie. I have no preference.



CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?

Danny Hard Hittin Mark Whitton, who I haven’t gotten to ride with for a while. Hope he gets another bike soon. Plus Tony Casas the Parrot savior, who I hope goes to Sturgis with us this year, and of course the Swinging Dick Bike Club.

CC: Thank you for the interview Danny.

Interview by By Mike Schweder

Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.

Our July 2013 cover bike is owned by Danny Webb from Kansas City, Missouri, and we photographed LeeAnn, on Danny’s bike for this month’s cover.



Owner: Danny Webb

City: Kansas City, Missouri



General

Year/Make/Model: 2013 Harley Davidson FLRHC Road King Classic



Engine

Make/Size (ci): Harley-Davidson 103ci/1688cc

Carburetor: Fuel Injected

Air Cleaner: Arlen Ness Stage 1

Pipes: Freedom Performance 2.5” Shark Tails



Transmission

Make/Model: Harley-Davidson 6-Speed

Shifting: Foot shift



Wheels, Tires & Brakes

Front

Type: DNA 52 Fat Spoke

Size: 21”

Rim: 3.5”

Tire: Vee Rubber

Rear

Type: OEM Harley-Davidson

Size: 16”

Rim: 5.5” ”

Tire: OEM Harley-Davidson



Finish

Color/Type: Vivid Black



Other Specs

Bars: Carlini 14” Flying Apes

Seat: 2013 CVO Road Glide Custom

Grips: Nostalgic

Bags: OEM Harley-Davidson hard bags off of a 2013 Road King



Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.