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Chris Ruble & His 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

July 1, 2014
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Our July 2014 cover bike is owned by Chris Ruble from Kansas City, Missouri. We had the opportunity to gather more information about Chris and his 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide, and we were also able to gather information from this month’s cover model Michelle.

CC: Chris, what is your occupation?
Chris: I’m a project manager for KCP&L.

CC: Do you have any hobbies other than riding your Street Glide?
Chris: Yes, I also enjoy racing motocross, skiing, basketball, and softball.

CC: Why do you ride?
Chris: I love the freedom of it and the camaraderie when I’m riding with a group. It’s also a great stress reliever and good therapy.

CC: How long have you been riding?
Chris: I’ve ridden and raced dirt bikes since I was 8 years old. About 5 years ago some of my motocross friends had switched over to street bikes and I thought I’d give it a try. I immediately fell in love with it and have been on a Harley ever since.

CC: What was your first bike?
Chris: It was a 2011 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide.

CC: How many bikes have you owned?
Chris: Two.

CC: How many bikes do you currently own?
Chris: Just my Street Glide.

CC: What do you like most about your Street Glide we shot for this month’s cover?
Chris: I like the overall look of the bike from the big front wheel to the stretched bags and rear fender. I also like the clean look of the black and chrome.

CC: What is your dream bike?
Chris: I’m riding it right now!

CC: What is your most memorable riding experience?
Chris: The trip to the Bikes, Blues and BBQ rally in Fayetteville, Arkansas last year. I had just gotten my Street Glide finished and rode it down there. The group that we went with was a lot of fun, and the rally and riding was a blast. Good times with great friends!

CC: Which motorcycle rallies and events have you attended, and which is your favorite?
Chris: I’ve been to Bikes, Blues and BBQ and Lake of the Ozarks Bike Fest. I have also ridden for Bikers for Babies and other charitable events. Bikes, Blues and BBQ was my favorite and has the best riding!

CC: What is your favorite bike night location?
Chris: Worth Harley-Davidson’s bike nights. Dollar beers, BBQ, and live music!

CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?
Chris: I’d like to give a shout out to Huttenlocker, Kling, and Trigg.

CC: Thanks for the interview Chris, and thank you for letting us shoot your bike for this month’s cover.

Photos by Lonnie Blum

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

Published in Cover Bike Owners

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