Rides, Rallies and Events Recap
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Our November 2013 cover bike is owned by Jason Kling, and his 2012 Harley Davidson Street Glide took first place at our Cover Bike Search on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at The Bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. We had a great time shooting Cover Model Search winner Melissa on Jason’s bike for this month’s cover.



CC: Jason, what is your occupation?

Jason: I’m a Project Manager at Burns & McDonnell.



CC:What are your hobbies?

Jason: Outside of riding, I also trap shoot., and enjoy shooting at the Lake Lotawana Sportsmen Club.



CC:Why do you ride?

Jason: It is hard to explain the fun of riding unless you ride. It is something fun that the wife and I have enjoyed together for years, going to bike nights, riding with friends and going to rallies. It is also great meeting new people that all have the same common interest of riding.



CC:How long have you been riding, and what was your first bike?

Jason: I’ve been riding for almost 20 years. My first bike was a 1981 Honda CB900 Custom that I bought while in college. When I bought the bike I had never ridden before. I didn’t even know where the clutch or the brake was. A good friend of mine got me started and showed me were first gear was, and off I went.



CC:How many bikes have you owned?

Jason: I’ve owned four total. The 1981 Honda CB900 Custom, a 2003 Honda Sabre, a 2002 Harley-Davidson Deuce, and my 2012 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.



CC:How many bikes do you currently own?

Jason: Just my Street Glide'



CC: What do you like most about your Street Glide?

Jason: The paint job was the first thing we noticed online. The bright orange really caught our eye, but when we saw it in person for the first time, the detail was amazing. As you look closer you’ll notice the details of the lace paint job with flames. It is perfectly outlined with tons of pin striping. The bike flows from the 26 inch wheel all the way to the stretch bags and fender.



CC: What is your dream bike?

Jason: I would have to say I am riding it now. It’s a head turning bike and great to ride, but I can never forget my first Harley, the 2002 Deuce.



CC: What is your most memorable riding experience?

Jason: Going to Sturgis for the first time in 2004. I rode all the way up through the entire state of Nebraska in the rain and rode back nonstop.



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

Jason: Sturgis in 2004 and 2008, Bikes, Blue and BBQ in 2011 and 2013, Lake of the Ozarks Bike Fest, HogRock, and Ralph Wayne’s Backyard Nationals.



CC: Do you have a favorite bike night location?

Jason: My wife and I love going to Russo’s, The Bar, and The American Garage. All three are great local bike nights in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. These places are always a good time with great people.



CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?

Jason: I’d like to give a shout out to Ruble, Huttenlocker, and Shanks.



CC: Thanks for the interview Jason, and thanks for letting us shoot your bike for our November cover.



Interview by By Mike Schweder



Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.

Our November 2013 cover bike is owned by Jason Kling from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. His bike took first place at our Cover Bike Search on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at The Bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. We had a great time shooting Cover Model Search winner Melissa on Jason’s bike for this month’s cover.



Owner: Jason Kling

City: Lee’s Summit, Missouri



General

Year/Make/Model: 2012 Harley Davidson Street Glide

Fabricated by: The Bike Exchange in Gastonia, North Carolina



Engine

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

Air Cleaner: Chrome PM

Pipes: Vance & Hines Big Radius



Transmission

Make/Model: Harley-Davidson 6-Speed

Shifting: Foot shift



Frame/Suspension

Make/Model: Harley-Davidson with a 12 degree rake

Rear Suspension: Arnott Rear Air Ride



Wheels, Tires & Brakes

Front

Type: 26 inch Renegade Cinci

Rotor: Chrome Renegade Cinci

Rear

Type: 18 inch Renegade Cinci



Other Specs

Custom LED Accent Lights



Other Information

The wife and I had been talking about buying a custom street glide. One Sunday afternoon while hanging out on the back patio we were looking online and noticed this bike. We called The Bike Exchange on Monday morning and ended up buying the bike that day. We didn’t sleep for a couple nights after we bought the custom bagger sight unseen. We decided to drive to North Carolina to pick it up and meet the guys that created the bike in person rather than having it shipped. After a 15-hour road trip to N.C. the bike was even better looking in person. It was great meeting the fabrication and paint guys. The paint guy said this was his first time doing a lace paint job and even used the curtains from his living room. I must say I think he knock it out of the park. After 2 hours at the shop we loaded up the bike and got back on the road for our 15 hour ride home. The people at The Bike Exchange were great to work with and good down to earth people. Although I enjoyed all 30 hours in the car with my lovely wife, I think I’ll have the bike shipped next time.

Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the Scenes at our December 2013 Cover Shoot video, which follows our December 2013 cover model Ty through her photo shoot and interview.

Ty from Knob Knoster, Missouri is our December 2013 cover model. She took first place at our Cover Model Search on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Below is the interview we had with Ty, and we’d also like to invite you behind the scenes at this month’s cover shoot where we gathered additional information from her video interview.

Ty works in the finance department at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson, and her ambitions include finishing her Bachelor’s Degree and to excel in the Harley business or try to enlist in the Army as a commissioned officer. In her spare time, she enjoys riding motorcycles and hanging out with her husband and with her friends at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson. When asked about turn-ons, Ty said “A fun personality, and someone who is outgoing. I also love a uniform and of course a man on a motorcycle!” On the flip-side, she told us she’s turned off by someone who thinks they know everything, and that their sh*t don’t stink. Ty also admits that she’s a sucker for a sweet guy that looks tough in uniform.

When asked what the smartest thing is she’s ever done, Ty said “Getting into motorcycles. I don’t know how I lived without one.” When asked what the most stupid thing is she’s ever done, she said “Getting into motorcycles, according to my family. They hate it! LOL.” Ty describes her personality as “Fun, outgoing, and I’m’ a very passionate person toward things I care about.” We also asked her what people would say is her best attribute, and Ty said “My personality. I like to think I’m pretty fun and outgoing, and easy to get along with.”

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

Favorite color: Black.
Favorite food: Steak and potatoes. “I’m a country girl."
Favorite drink (non-alcoholic): Mountain Dew Amp.
Favorite drink (alcoholic): Coronarita. Ya know; a margarita with a Corona in it.
Favorite Restaurant: Longhorn Steakhouse.
Favorite actors: Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell.
Favorite actress: Melissa McCarthy.
Favorite TV show: American Horror Story.
Favorite movie: Anchorman.
Favorite band/artist: In This Moment.
Favorite song: Whore.
Do you have pets? Yes. I have three pit bulls and a German Shepard.
Do you ride? Yes.
Do you own your own bike? Yes.
How long have you been riding? Since I was about 17, but not an avid real rider until we bought our Harleys.
What was your first bike? Technically, my first bike was a Denim Black 2012 Harley-Davidson Street Bob.
Do you prefer riding in a group or with just one bike? Six.
How many bikes do you currently own? Two.
What is the year, make, and model of your bike? Well, the past few months, it’s been a 2012 Harley-Davidson Street Glide, but the bike I was on before the Street Glide is a 2013 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Lo.
What do you like most about your Street Glide? The radio, because I commute 120 a day, and I’m always by myself. It’s so nice to have some music!
What is your dream bike? I wouldn’t mind having a CVO Road Glide with a 110 ci motor and an amazing paint scheme.
What is your most memorable riding experience? In 2012, when my husband and I rode to Oklahoma. There was no rain in the forecast, so we didn’t pack rain gear. We got just north of Joplin, and it poured like never before. What usually takes about 6 hours to get home took 12 hours of riding in the cold and pouring rain. We did meet some pretty cool people who got stuck in the rain, and I’ll definitely never forget it. This is both my most and least memorable riding experience.
To what motorcycle clubs to you belong? I belong to the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.).
What motorcycle rallies & events have you attended? None yet, but I sure hope to soon.
Do you have a favorite bike night hangout? Yes, Blue Springs Harley-Davidson, with cool bands and fun people.
Tell us about your tattoos. I have five tats on my back, my thigh, and my ankle. The one on my ankle is my favorite because I designed it and it’s for my husband and I.
Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself? In a group, but I’m always by myself most of the time. I love the company.
Who are some of your closest riding buddies? My husband and all my friends from work.
Thanks for the interview Ty, and thank you for doing such a great job on our December 2013 cover!


Our December 2013 cover bike is owned by Toney “Peanut Butter Swirl” Hollinger III from Raytown, Missouri. His bike took first place at our Cover Bike Search on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson in Blue Springs, Missouri. We had a great time shooting Cover Model Search winner Ty on Toney’s bike for this month’s cover.

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the Scenes at our January 2014 Cover Shoot video, which follows our January 2014 cover model Lauren through her photo shoot and interview.

Our January 2014 cover model is Lauren from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She took first place at our Cover Model Search at Joe's Crab Shack in Olathe, Kansas. Many of you may also recognize Lauren from her previous cover in our June 2011 issue.

Below is our interview we Lauren, and we’d also like to invite you behind the scenes at this month’s cover shoot where we gathered additional information from her video interview.

Lauren is a stay-at-home mom, a student, and a Bud Girl. Her ambition right now is to graduate from nursing school. Lauren admits that she’s a sucker for eyes and a nice smile. When asked what the smartest thing is she’s ever done, Lauren said “Having children young.” When asked what the most stupid thing is she’s ever done, she said “The time I drank a fifth of tequila.” Lauren describes her personality as “Outgoing, a smart ass, and funny!”

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

Favorite color: Tiffany blue.
Favorite food: Sushi.
Favorite drink (non-alcoholic): Cherry Coke.
Favorite drink (alcoholic): Tequila and Amaretto Sunrise.
Favorite Restaurant: Houstons.
Favorite TV show: Being Human.
Favorite band/artist: Civil Wars.
Do you have pets? Yes. I have two dogs named Athena and Daisy, and a cat named Tink.
What is your most memorable riding experience? My first ride on a bike with my husband.
Do you have a favorite bike night hangout? Yes. I think The Garage in Lee’s Summit, Missouri has the best atmosphere.
Tell us about your tattoos. I have six tattoos. I have one on each foot, one on my left wrist, one on my neck, one on my hip, and one on my side.
Do you have a favorite tattoo artist? Yes. Alan Taylor at Weirdo’s in Belton, Missouri.
Thanks for the interview Lauren, and thank you for doing such a great job on our January 2014 cover!

Our January 2014 cover bike is owned by Ted Haase, and his 2008 Harley-Davidson Street Glide was selected as the winning bikes at our Cover Bike Search at the Joe's Crab Shack in Olathe, Kansas.

Ted is from Grain Valley, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather more information about him and his 2008 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. We photographed cover model search winner Lauren, on his bike for this month’s cover.

Our January 2014 cover bike is owned by Ted Haase from Grain Valley, Missouri. His 2008 Harley-Davidson Street Glide was selected as the winning bikes at our Cover Bike Search at the Joe's Crab Shack in Olathe, Kansas. We photographed cover model search winner Lauren, on his bike for this month’s cover.

Our February 2014 cover bike is owned by Ken Steenrod owner of Ken's Custom Paint & Graphics in Peoria, Illinois. Our good friend and photographer Doug Mitchel with Doug Mitchel Photography shot our cover model Courtney for this month’s issue.