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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

February 28, 2017

2014 Custom Chopper

Our March 2017 cover bike is a 2014 Custom Chopper, which is owned by Andrew Lamming from Kansas City, Missouri. To find out more about Andrew, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Rebekaah, check out her interview as well. For this month's issue, we also invite you to check out our behind the scenes photos taken at our March 2017 cover shoot.

Jessica from Kansas City, Missouri is our February 2017 cover model. She is a dental assistant, and her future ambitions are to make a difference and be happy by getting into social work and working with children who are victims of abuse. Jessica's hobbies include motorcycle riding and horseback riding.

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our February 2017 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Jessica through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this beautiful 2014 Indian Chieftain. Also make sure to check out our interview with bike owner Roger Baggs.  

Our February 2017 cover bike is owned by Roger Baggs, and we enjoyed shooting his 2014 Indian Chieftain for this month’s cover. Roger is from Higginsville, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his Chieftain. We also had fun shooting cover model Jessica on Roger’s bike for this month’s cover. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy this month’s behind the scenes photos and video!

January 31, 2017

2014 Indian Chieftain

Our February 2017 cover bike is a 2014 Indian Chieftain, which is owned by Roger Baggs from Higginsville, Missouri. To find out more about Roger, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Jessica, 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 February 2017 cover shoot.

Back when we decided to feature Mark Kozak’s 1917 Harley-Davidson Model B on our January 2017 cover to commemorate the 100th birthday of this nostalgic bike (1917-2017), our studio photographer Dick Carlson suggested we have the folks at Chop Tops in Westport to do our cover model’s hair and makeup to match the flapper-style period-era dress Dick had ordered for the shoot. I thought this was a great idea, so Dick contacted Chop Tops owner Cilla Holopter to bounce the idea off her. Cilla and her husband Jim were thrilled to help us out, so we scheduled cover model Katy an appointment for Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Our January 2017 cover bike is a 1917 Harley-Davidson Model B, which is owned by Mark Kozak from Kansas City, Missouri. We thought it was only fitting to celebrate the 100th birthday of this awesome bike (1917-2017) by featuring it on this month’s cover.

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our January 2017 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Katy through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this beautiful 1917 Harley-Davidson Model B. Also make sure to check out our interview with bike owner Mark Kozak.  

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

Video by Mike Schweder & Stripe

Video Editing by Skye Marie

Hair by Jenny at Chop Tops

Makeup by Alyssa at Chop Tops

Our January 2017 cover model is Katy from Edwardsville, Kansas. She is a bartender and dancer, and one day hopes to own her own horse stables. In her spare time Katy enjoys riding horses and playing poker. Katy told us her turn-ons are “A good smile!” On the flipside, she admits that chewing (tobacco) is a big turnoff. When asked to describe her personality, Katy said “I’m a little shy at first, but a very happy, easygoing, fun person.” She’s also been told that her best attribute is her smile.

Our January 2017 cover bike is owned by Mark Kozak, and we were excited to shoot his 1917 Harley-Davidson Model B for this month’s cover, in celebration of this bike’s 100th birthday! Mark is from Kansas City, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his Model B. We also had fun shooting cover model Katy 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!