Our November 2015 cover bike is a 1997 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer, which is owned by Wayne Kozak from Overland Park, Kansas, and this month's cover model is Lynda, who is also from Overland Park. Scroll down to check out this month's articles and for more details on our cover bike and model.



In This Issue

1997 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer

October 30, 2015

Our November 2015 cover bike is a 1997 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer owned by Wayne Kozak from Overland Park, Kansas. To find out more about Wayne, check out his interview, and for more photos of Wayne’s bike and our cover model Lynda, 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 November 2015 cover shoot.

Wayne Kozak & His 1997 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer

October 30, 2015

Our November 2015 cover bike is owned by Wayne Kozak from Overland Park, Kansas. We had the opportunity to gather more information about Wayne and his 1997 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer, and make sure to check out the video below, to see just a few of the priceless collectibles he's gathered over the years for his personal Harley-Davidson museum. Not only did Wayne save the original bill of sale, but he's also saved every part, accessory and service receipt since he bought the bike new in 1997. He even has the original straps that held the bike in the crate when it was shipped to the dealership. I have a feeling you'll never see another documented bike like this one, so make sure to check out the video. It's well worth a watch!

Behind the Scenes with Lynda

October 30, 2015

Lynda from Overland Park, Kansas is our November 2015 cover model. She is a reimbursement specialist, and when asked about her ambitions, Lynda said “To buy a house, get married, and then have another baby.” Lynda’s hobbies include flathead fishing, working out, scuba diving, and attending car shows. When asked about turn-ons, she said “A guy with ambitions, a good sense of humor, a gentleman, tattoos, confidence, and a family guy.” On the flipside, she told us “Being too ornery; there’s a limit. Also someone who is disrespectful, has bad hygiene, and is negative” is a big turnoff.

Video: Behind the Scenes at our November 2015 Cycle Connections Cover Shoot

October 30, 2015

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our November 2015 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Lynda through her photo shoot and interview,and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of this 1997 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer and our interview with bike owner Wayne Kozak.  

4th Annual Biker Diva Fashion Show - Shawnee, Kansas

October 31, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015 was the date, and Shawnee Cycle Plaza was the place for the 4th Annual Biker Diva Fashion Show. Not only did the guests get to see lots of great motorcycle clothing and accessories, but they also contributed money to benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City in the fight against breast cancer.

11th Annual Barber Vintage Festival – Birmingham, Alabama

October 30, 2015

October signals the start of fall; the time changes, Halloween and the biggest most exciting thing to happen in the southeast pertaining to the motorcycle community. I say the southeast, but it’s a pretty big deal for people from all over the country and from a few other countries as well, I’m talking about the Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, which takes place October 9-11.

21st Annual Bikers for Babies RIDE - Kansas City, Kansas

October 28, 2015

Again this year, all of Kansas City is proud to be the home of the nation’s number one Bikers for Babies® event with $650,000 raised for the March of Dimes mission and more than 5,000 participants including 4,300 who registered to ride. Beginning in 1995 with 130 riders and $3,000 raised, the total contribution of riders, sponsors, and donors has grown to more than $8 million for March of Dimes-Kansas Chapter. The RIDE began and ended in the infield at Kansas Speedway for the 15th consecutive year. It’s a perfect venue for an event of this magnitude!  

2015 Heartland Police Motorcycle Challenge-Grandview, Missouri

October 18, 2015

On September 18 and 19, more than 40 motor officers representing 11 law enforcement agencies competed in the Heartland Police Motorcycle Challenge held at Gail’s Harley-Davidson in Grandview, Missouri. Friday’s weather was rainy, but still permitted open course training and the partner barrel race competition for which riders chose their partners, and the two bikes were linked with a tether having a magnetic link in the middle so that it would separate if the bikes got too far apart as they weaved through the course side by side. Each team had two runs through the course with the quickest run determining the pair’s score.

Rod Creamer Benefit Concert & Campout – Urich, Missouri

October 30, 2015

On October 17, 2015, a group of bikers from the Kansas City area met at the Grand River Rally Campgrounds in Urich, MO to support a favorite tattoo artist who had been injured. Rod Creamer, owner of Sideshow Tattoo in Sugar Creek, Missouri had fallen down a flight of stairs and shattered two vertebrae. Having no insurance, the medical bills were weighing heavily on his family.

Z Lounge's 1st Annual Bike Night & Bike Show - Irondale, Alabama

September 27, 2015

The 1st Annual Bike Night and Bike Show fundraiser was held on August 18, 2015 at Z Lounge, which is located at the Zamora Shrine Temple Center in Irondale, Alabama.

Inspirational Women: Ursula Marie Wachowiak aka The B.R.O.A.D.

October 30, 2015

In preparing for this story, I was told by Ursula to check out her blogs, which I did. B.R.O.A.D. stands for “Babe Riding Out a Dream” and ride she does. Her dream started to become reality in 2012, when she lost her full time job. She had her virtual assistant business, The Write Hand, since 1997 and, having no luck finding a job that matched the one she had lost, turned her attention to building it to a full time venture.

Product Review: Akari AX12 e-Tinting Visor Insert

October 29, 2015

I must admit -- living in the 21st century is pretty grand. Granted, when I was a kid, I thought we’d all have flying cars and vacation on Mars by now, but still, life is plenty sweet. My car may not be flying, but all my technology just keeps getting better, smaller, and more capable. And, the more I think about it, riding my bike is probably more fun than a flying car, anyways.

Rider protection technology, in particular, has become much more advanced over the last few decades. It seems that almost every piece of motorcycling gear these days provides some sort of patented tech to make riding more comfortable or to improve impact or abrasion protection. Of course, things could always be better.


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