Readers and their Rides

Scott McGarr and His '98 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer

Written by  October 31, 2007

The first time I met Scott McGarr was at the 2nd Annual Adrenaline Extreme Combat Fight for Kids in Westport this past summer. Scott and Valerie stopped by our booth to say hi, and like most conversations evolved into a discussion about motorcycles. After hearing about the 8-Ball Bike, I knew I had to check it out, and since it also sounded like a good photo opportunity, I asked Jennifer, one of our Cycle Connections cover models, to come along for a few shots with the bike.

I'm sure my jaw about hit the ground as I came around the corner and saw the 8-Ball Bike for the fist time. There it sat, gleaming in the summer sun just begging to be photographed. I took a few shots as Jennifer posed on the bike and also took a photo of Scott and Valerie with the bike. Always being on the lookout for prospective cover bikes, we exchanged business cards and I told them I would give them a call to set up a photo shoot, which is now featured in our November 2007 issue. I also told Scott during our photo shoot that I would like to feature him and his bike in the Readers and Their Rides section of our magazine to which he agreed. So here ya go!

CC: Scott, what is your occupation?
Scott: I'm an iron worker.

CC: Do you have hobbies other than motorcycling?
Scott: Yes, I also enjoy weightlifting, eating and drinking.

CC: Why do you ride?
Scott: Because of my lifelong love for motorcycles.

CC: How long have you been riding?
Scott: I been riding since I was 16.

CC: What was your first bike?
Scott: My first bike was a Honda 250cc Enduro.

CC: How many bikes have you owned?
Scott: I’ve owned three bikes.

CC: How many bikes do you currently own?
Scott: My '98 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer is my only bike.

CC: What do you like most about your Heritage?
Scott: Take a guess? Chrome!

CC: What is your dream bike?
Scott: You're looking at it!

CC: What is your most memorable riding experience?
Scott: Riding my bike yesterday, and every day before that.

CC: Do you have a least memorable riding experience?
Scott: Yes. That would have been back in 2001 when I hit a deer on Hwy. 291. The deer lived.

CC: To what motorcycle clubs or organizations do you belong?
Scott: I belong to the Freedom of Road Riders (FORR).

CC: What motorcycle rallies & events have you attended, and which is your favorite?
Scott: I've been to Daytona and most recently, I attended the 30th Annual National Biker's Roundup here in KC.

CC: Do you have a favorite bike night hangout?
Scott: I'm still trying to find one.

CC: How many tattoos do you have, and do you have a favorite?
Scott: I have 35 all over, and my favorite one is my 8-Ball tattoo.

CC: Do you have a favorite tattoo artist?
Scott: Actually, I have two. Derek at Irezumi on Wornall Road and Stormy at Irezumi in Westport.

CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself?
Scott: I like riding in groups, because my bike is always the center of attention.

CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?
Scott: Everyone on a Harley!

Interview by Mike Schweder

Photos by Michael Blomberg with Main Street Photography (816) 830-6363