Readers and their Rides

December 2009

Written by  November 30, 2009






Rick Conrad and His 1975 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead


By Stripe


Last Labor Day weekend, my long-time friend Zick rode down from Washington, Iowa, with a couple of his buddies to join me in attending the annual ABATE of Kansas rally at Perry Lake. The Iowa delegation included Rick 'Kookie' Conrad who made the trip on his '07 Harley Ultra Classic. I enjoyed hearing about this other bike, the '75 Shovelhead featured here. Kookie rebuilt the bike himself in his garage shop over a six-month period. He completed the project in March, 2008.

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Tony Sinclair and His 2008 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic


By Mike Schweder


The first time I met Tony was at the 2009 All-American Motorcycle Show/World of Wheels in Kansas City, Missouri where he had his 2008 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic displayed next to his friend and custom bike painter Travis Caw, whose bike we shot for our December 2008 cover.

I'd been planning to shoot Tony's bike ever since it took first place in the cruiser class at the Cycle Connections Cover Bike and Cover Model Search we put on this past March at Harley Hotrods Bar and Grill in Blue Springs, Missouri. We usually try to shoot a red custom bike for our December issue to tie in with our Christmas-themed cover, so I thought there was no better time than now to shoot Tony's Ultra.


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