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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 April 2016 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model McKenzie through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this beautiful 2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Custom and our interview with bike owner Ray Petrik.  

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

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

Our April 2016 cover bike is owned by Ray Petrik, and we enjoyed shooting his 2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Custom for this month’s cover. Ray is from Platte City, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his bike. We also had fun shooting cover model McKenzie on Ray’s bike for this month’s cover. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy this month’s behind the scenes photos and video!

McKenzie from Warrensburg, Missouri is our April 2016 cover model. She is currently a student, and has ambitions to be a social worker and to work with domestic violence victims. When asked about hobbies, McKenzie told us she enjoys softball, modeling, four-wheeling, fishing, and hiking with her dogs.

Our April 2016 cover bike is a 2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Custom, which is owned by Ray Petrik from Platte City, Missouri. To find out more about Ray, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model McKenzie, 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 April 2016 cover shoot.

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our March 2016 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Melissa through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this beautiful 2005 Harley-Davidson Road King and our interview with bike owner Troy "Mongo" Phillips.  

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

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

Our March 2016 cover bike is owned by Troy "Mongo" Phillips, and we enjoyed shooting his 2005 Harley-Davidson Road King for this month’s cover. Mongo is from Kansas City, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his bike. We also had fun shooting cover model Melissa on Mongo’s bike for this month’s cover. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy this month’s behind the scenes photos and video!

Melissa from Platte City, Missouri is our March 2016 cover model. She is currently a nurse, and does in-home care. Melissa is passionate about emergency medicine and is attending school at UMKC to get her paramedic license. She recently got her EMT and is looking for a job on a fire truck or ambulance.Therefore, Melissa’s main ambition is to be a paramedic and first responder. When asked about hobbies. I work and go to school almost every day, seven days a week, but I love reading. I read a lot, so that would be my biggest hobby.” Melissa also mentioned that she loves kickboxing.

Our March 2016 cover bike is a 2005 Harley-Davidson Road King, which is owned by Troy "Mongo" Phillips from Kansas City, Missouri. To find out more about Mongo, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Melissa, 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 March 2016 cover shoot.

Our February 2016 cover bike is owned by Bill Hodson, and we enjoyed shooting his "El Bragas Gotero" 2015 Dakota Thunder Custom for this month’s cover. Bill is from Overland Park, Kansas, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and El Bragas Gotero. We also had fun shooting cover model Ally on Bill’s bike for this month’s cover. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy this month’s behind the scenes photos and video!

Our February 2016 cover bike is the "El Bragas Gotero" 2015 Dakota Thunder Custom, which according to bike owner Bill Hodson, is Spanish for “The Panty Dropper.” To find out more about Bill, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Brittany, check out her behind the scenes interview as well. For this month's issue, we also invite you to check out our behind the scenes photos and video from this month’s cover shoot.

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