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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

Our July 2016 cover bike is a 1996 Harley-Davidson Low Rider, which is owned by Mandy White from Kansas City, Missouri. Mandy is also this month's cover model, which makes this the first time we've had the opportunity to shoot one of our cover models on their own bike! Many of you may recognize Mandy from her March 2014 and May 2010 covers, or while working various Cycle Connections events around town. To find out more about Mandy’s bike, check out the specs and additional photos of her 1996 Harley-Davidson Low Rider. We also invite you to check out our behind the scenes photos and video taken at our July 2016 cover shoot! 

Our July 2016 cover bike is a 1996 Harley-Davidson Low Rider, which is owned by Mandy White from Kansas City, Missouri. Mandy is also this month's cover model, which makes this the first time we've had the opportunity to shoot one of our cover models on their own bike! Many of you may recognize Mandy from her March 2014 and May 2010 covers, or while working various Cycle Connections events around town. To find out more about Mandy, check out her interview, and we also invite you to check out our behind the scenes photos and video taken at our July 2016 cover shoot! 

Patience from Warrensburg, Missouri is our June 2016 cover model. She is custodial worker for the Lee’s Summit School District, and her hobbies include playing soccer, baking, drawing, painting, making dream catchers, and walking her dog. Patience also admitted that she’s a sucker for animals, and said “I want every animal as a pet.” She describes her personality as “Outgoing, open, and laid back.” We asked Patience how she got her name and she said “I actually got my name from my mom, who is a big Guns & Roses fan, so I got my name from the song Patience.”

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our June 2016 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Patience through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this beautiful 2010 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail and our interview with bike owner Ronnie Coffelt.  

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

Video by Stripe, and video editing by Skye Marie

Our June 2016 cover bike is owned by Ronnie Coffelt, and we enjoyed shooting his 2010 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail for this month’s cover. Ronnie is from Wellsville, Kansas, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his bike. We also had fun shooting cover model Patience on Ronnie’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 2016 cover bike is a 2010 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail, which is owned by Ronnie Coffelt from Wellsville, Kansas. To find out more about Ronnie, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Patience, 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 2016 cover shoot.

April 30, 2016

1979 Yamaha SR500

Our May 2016 cover bike is a classic 1979 Yamaha SR500, which is owned by Ben Schmitt from Kearney, Missouri. To find out more about Ben, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Kathleen, 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 May 2016 cover shoot.

Our May 2016 cover bike is owned by Ben Schmitt, and we enjoyed shooting his 1979 Yamaha SR500 for this month’s cover. Ben is from Kearney, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his bike. We also had fun shooting cover model Kathleen on Ben’s bike for this month’s cover. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy this month’s behind the scenes photos and video!

Our May 2016 cover model is Kathleen from Overland Park, Kansas. For those of you who are long-time readers, you may recognize Kathleen as our August 2013 cover model. She is currently an office manager and head paralegal. When asked about hobbies, Kathleen said “I love anything the outdoors, such as hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, and of course riding motorcycles!”

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our May 2016 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Kathleen through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this classic 1979 Yamaha SR500 and our interview with bike owner Ben Schmitt.  

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

Video by Stripe, and video editing by Skye Marie.

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