2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard & Cover Model Danielle

Our October 2014 cover bike is is a 2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard, which is owned by Mitch Caponetto from Oak Grove, Missouri. This month's cover model is Danielle from Lee's Summit, Missouri. Scroll down for cover page articles and more details on our cover bike and model.



In This Issue

Behind the Scenes with Danielle

September 29, 2014

Danielle from Lee’s Summit, Missouri is our October 2014 cover model, and she took first place at our Cover Model Search on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson. Danielle is a receptionist at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson, a Promotional Model, and is also a full-time college student. When asked about her ambitions in life, she said “To receive my master’s degree in criminal justice and an undergraduate degree in psychology. From then I would like to work within local police departments and help with criminal profiling.”

2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard

September 29, 2014

Our October 2014 cover bike is owned by Mitch Caponetto from Oak Grove, Missouri. His Harley-Davidson Softail Standard was selected as the winning bikes at our Cover Bike Search on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson. We photographed cover model search winner Danielle, on Mitch’s bike for this month’s cover. Also, make sure to check out the Behind the Scenes photos and video from our October 2014 cover shoot!

Mitch Caponetto & His 2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard

September 29, 2014

Our October 2014 cover bike is owned by Mitch Caponetto, and his 2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard was selected as the winning bike at our Cover Bike Search on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson.

Video: Behind the Scenes at our October 2014 Cycle Connections Cover Shoot

September 29, 2014

For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the Scenes at our October 2014 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Danielle through her photo shoot and interview.      

Photos by Stripe & Lonnie Blum

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

39th Annual A.B.A.T.E. of Kansas Labor Day Rally - Perry Lake, Kansas

September 27, 2014

Dates for the 39th Annual National Labor Day Rally hosted by A.B.A.T.E. of Kansas at Perry Lake’s Paradise Point were August 29 through September 1. The gates opened at noon on Friday. Rain was forecast on and off all weekend, but fortunately Friday’s showers were mainly far to the north. Members of A.B.A.T.E. or other motorcycle rights organizations were admitted for $25 and non-members paid $40. An additional $20 was charged for recreational vehicles, campers, and all-terrain vehicles. Members of the military were eligible for a discount.

13th Annual 9-11 Tribute Ride and Rally – Grandview, Missouri

September 27, 2014

On Saturday, September 13, thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts gathered at Gail’s Harley-Davidson in Grandview, Missouri, to pay tribute to those who perished on September 11, 2001, as a result of terrorist attacks and to honor military veterans and active military, police, and emergency services personnel.  The rally began at 9:00 a.m. and featured vendors, children’s activities, and displays of current and vintage military and emergency services vehicles. Dora the Explorer, a Remotec robot belonging to the 509th Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit from Whiteman Air Force Base, was in need some cleaning up, and bikini bike wash girls Elly Jean and Bethanie had her sparkling in no time.

Missouri Allows Sunday Motorcycle Sales

September 28, 2014

As many of you already know, especially those living in Missouri and Kansas, in order to help keep Missouri motorcycle dealerships competitive with the Kansas dealerships, as of August 28, 2014, Missouri motorcyclists could begin buying motorcycles on Sundays.

Harley-Davidson Trikes, Streets, Electric Motorcycles, and Other Tidbits

September 28, 2014

Up until now, most of the trikes we have seen on the road have been custom builds. Then Can-Am came out a few years ago with its Spyder lineup, trikes with two wheels up front. Polaris has made trikes both for cruising and off-roading, but none of the big motorcycle companies really delved into the trike market. Harley-Davidson has.

Scout's First Run - Olathe, Kansas

September 30, 2014

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 2-6 p.m., Indian Motorcycle Kansas City invited Indian motorcycle enthusiast and tire kickers back to their dealership once again for an event entitled Scout’s First Run. When Stripe and I pulled into the dealership, the first thing that caught your eye, was a shiny black Indian SUV attached to a shiny red trailer with an image of a red Indian Scout on the sides, and huge lettering on the back and sides that read “INTRODUCING THE 2015 INDIAN SCOUT - NOTHING ELSE.” As you can see in the photo below, the image of the rider on the Scout was so realistic it scared Stripe as he was standing next to it. We figured if the new bikes were half as eye-catching as the trailer, it was going to be a fun event…we were not disappointed!

Indian Motorcycle Kansas City – Olathe, Kansas

September 30, 2014

When I first heard there was a new Indian Motorcycle dealership opening in Kansas City, I was beyond excited to go check this place out and see what the new bikes were all about. Although I’ve been a Harley guy for a long time, Indians have always held a special place in my heart, which I’m sure is true for other old school bikers (I’ve been riding a little more than 46 years, so I’m not sure if that qualifies as old school, but please work with me here). As Indian enthusiasts will tell you, if you choose to bring up history, Indian motorcycles were around longer than Harley-Davidson, even if only by a couple years (1901 compared to 1903).

2014 EBR 1190RX

September 30, 2014

More than thirty years of racing, engineering, and manufacturing experience goes into every Erik Buell Racing (EBR) motorcycle, and one of the company’s latest creations is the 2014 EBR 1190RX. This bike was built from the ground up with quality, pride, and a relentless passion to bring you yet another world-class sport bike from the heart of America.

Blues, Booze and Bar “B” Que - Kansas City, Missouri

September 30, 2014

The 1st Annual Blues, Booze and Bar “B” Que took place from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday September 6, 2014 at the Ararat Shrine Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, which is located at 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64129. This festive event was a fundraiser for the Ararat Shriners General Fund, and for only $25, you were treated to a delicious menu that included brisket, turkey, pulled pork, sausage, BBQ beans, slaw, and corn on the cob. Beer, soft drinks, tea and water were included, and there was a cash bar for those wished to enjoy a mixed drink.

2014 Missouri Patriot Express Dice Run - Kansas City, Missouri

September 30, 2014

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 riders gathered at The Brass Rail Sports Bar, Restaurant, & Pool Hall in Kansas City, Missouri, for the 2014 Missouri Patriot Express Dice Run to raise money for Fisher House and Operation Military Embrace, a non-profit organization providing assistance to military families during hospitalization, illness, or injury.

The HER Project - Honor, Encourage, Recognize - We Salute Women in Military Service

September 30, 2014

We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering and creating awareness for our American Women Veterans with respect and dignity. HONOR, ENCOURAGE, RECOGNIZE (HER).


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