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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

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our September 2016 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Michelle through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this unique 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 and our interview with bike owner Todd Ashe.  

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

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

Our September 2016 cover bike is owned by Todd Ashe, and we enjoyed shooting his 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 for this month’s cover. Todd is from Lenexa, Kansas, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his “Monster Glide.” We also had fun shooting cover model Michelle on Todd’s bike for this month’s cover. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy this month’s behind the scenes photos and video!

Our September 2016 cover bike is a 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300, which is owned by Todd Ashe from Lenexa, Kansas. To find out more about Todd, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Michelle, 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 2016 cover shoot.

Michelle from Independence, Missouri is our September 2016 cover model. She is an executive assistant, and her ambitions include traveling the world. Michelle’s hobbies include cooking, creating craft cocktails, drawing, and reading. Michelle told us her turn-ons include “A man who knows his whiskey, a nice smile, chivalry, fast cars, and sexy bikes.” On the flipside, she also told us that “Smokers, Affliction clothing, cheap beer, and a lack of confidence” are big turnoffs. Michelle also admits that she’s a sucker for bad boys. When asked what the smartest thing is she’s ever done, she said “Loving myself.” She also admits that “Staying in a loveless marriage” was the most stupid thing she’s ever done. Michelle describes her personality as “Playful,” and has been told that her eyes are her best attribute.

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our August 2016 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Brianna through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this awesome 2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer, and our interview with bike owner Mark Kozak!   

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

Video by Stripe, and video editing by Skye Marie

Our August 2016 cover bike is owned by Mark Kozak, which was the winning bike at our most recent Cover Bike Search at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson. We were thrilled to shoot his 2000 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 Brianna 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 August 2016 cover bike is a 2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer, which is owned by Mark Kozak from Kansas City, Missouri, and was the winning bike at our most recent Cover Bike Search at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson. To find out more about Mark, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Brianna, 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 2016 cover shoot.

Our August 2016 cover model is Brianna from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She is paediatric dental assistant, and her ambitions include traveling to different places around the world and to have a family. Brianna’s hobbies include shooting guns, fishing, playing softball, and relaxing outside or at the pool. She admits that she’s a sucker for food and Mountain Dews, and describes her personality as “Outgoing, sarcastic, and friendly. When asked what the smartest thing is that she’s ever done, Brianna said “Dating my best friend!” On the flip-side, she admits that “Thinking Hawaii is closer in distance to Missouri than California” was the most stupid thing she has ever done.

Blue Springs Harley-Davidson was the location for our first cover bike & cover model search of the riding season, which took place on Thursday, June 9, 2016, and coincided with their monthly bike night.

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our July 2016 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover bike owner and model Mandy through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of her 1996 Harley-Davidson Low Rider!   

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

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

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