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September 2017 Issue

1925 Indian Prince and Cover Model Kate

Our September 2017 cover bike is a 1925 Indian Prince, which is owned by Mark Kozak, and this month's cover model is Kate from Raytown, Missouri. Scroll down to check out all of this month's articles, and for more details about this month's cover bike and model.

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1925 Indian Prince

August 31, 2017

Our September 2017 cover bike is a 1925 Indian Prince, which is owned by Mark Kozak from Kansas City, Missouri. As I’m sure you know by now, we’ve always enjoyed featuring vintage motorcycles in our magazine, and this beauty is no exception.

Mark Kozak & His 1925 Indian Prince

August 31, 2017

Our September 2017 cover bike is owned by Mark Kozak, and we were excited to shoot his 1925 Indian Prince for this month’s cover. Mark is from Kansas City, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his Prince. We also had fun shooting cover model Kate on Mark’s bike for this month’s cover. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy this month’s behind the scenes photos and video!

Behind the Scenes with Kate

August 31, 2017

Our September 2017 cover model is Kate, from Raytown, Missouri. Her ambitions include becoming a flight attendant and traveling the world! Kate’s hobbies include yoga, pole work, and sports, including volleyball. When it comes to turn-ons, she said “A nice smile, someone who can make me laugh, and someone tall and adventurous!” On the flipside she told us, “Someone who is lazy, has bad breath, and is shallow and too sensitive” is a major turnoff. Kate also admits she’s a sucker for “A guy who can sing or play any instrument.” She describes her personality as “Sweet, outgoing, adventurous, and ambitious.” Kate has also been told that her best attribute is her legs and her long hair.

Video: Behind the Scenes at our September 2017 Cycle Connections Cover Shoot

August 31, 2017

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our September 2017 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Kate through her photo shoot and interview. Also make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this beautiful and rare 1925 Indian Prince, and our interview with bike owner Mark Kozak.

Road Trippin' to Sturgis - 2017

August 30, 2017

Since we were unable to ride up with the group last year, I was really looking forward to this year’s road trip to the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Oil change…check, everything packed…check (at least I think so), house sitter arranged…check, OK…time to get the hell out of Dodge…or rather Blue Springs!

Sturgis 2017 Bikes

August 27, 2017

Check out this year's photos of Sturgis bikes..  Watch for more pics to be added.

Sturgis 2017 Babes

August 27, 2017

Check out this year's photos of Sturgis babes..  Watch for more pics to be added.

Sturgis 2017 Bikers

August 26, 2017

Check out this year's photos of Sturgis bikers.  Watch for more pics to be added.

Paint & Ink – The Body Art of Sturgis

August 30, 2017

The Black Hills Rally is a mecca for those freedom loving souls who use their own bodies as an art canvass. As you walk the streets of Sturgis during the rally, you see a number of colorful and intricate tattoos and paintings walking the streets with you. This year, I tried to record some of this art, both the finished product and the process of creating it. The creations run the gamete from a simple symbol or writing to epic masterpieces that cover the whole body.

Sturgis 2017 - Stripe's Trip

August 29, 2017

For my annual Sturgis trip, as with nearly other trip, there are always last minute preparations, mainly stemming from procrastination.  On the Wednesday afternoon before the trip, I noticed that there the brakes on my Durango appeared to be overheating.  No problem—this could wait until after Sturgis.

Tattoo Contest-ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally-Algona, Iowa

August 27, 2017

People who attend the annual ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally at Algona always have plenty of entertaining activities to choose from.  In fact there are so many, it’s almost impossible to take them all in.  One that is certainly worth making a priority is the tattoo contest held each year in the food court area.  Picnic tables at the south end of the area become the stage on which all kinds of amazing tats are judged in various categories, 

Mark Buzbee Benefit Bike Show – Leeds, Alabama

August 30, 2017

It only took about six weeks, but on Friday, July 21, 2017, we finally managed to get the benefit bike show for Mark Buzbee won and done!

Inspirational Women Updates - Ursula Marie Wachowiak & Diane Gracely

August 30, 2017

Ursula Marie Wachowiak:  The old saying “You can’t keep a good woman down” had to have been written for Ursula. 2017 hadn’t started out well for her. Her lawsuit against the state of Minnesota for her accident was dismissed.  She had to get a new left leg but it’s a vast improvement over the previous one.

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