Cover Bike Owners

Mark Kozak & His 2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer

July 31, 2016
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Our August 2016 cover bike is owned by Mark Kozak, which was the winning bike at our most recent Cover Bike Search at Blue Springs Harley-Davidson. We were thrilled to shoot his 2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer for this month’s cover. Mark is from Kansas City, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about him and his Springer. We also had fun shooting cover model Brianna 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!

CC: Mark, what is your occupation?
Mark: I do steel buildings and erections.

CC: Do you have hobbies other than motorcycling?
Mark: Yes. I enjoy going to the Lake of the Ozarks to boat and swim. I also enjoy traveling.

CC: Why do you ride?
Mark: There’s always somewhere to go and something to see.

CC: How long have you been riding? 
Mark: I’ve been riding since I was 10 years old.

CC: What was your first bike?
Mark: My first bike was a Rupp Scrambler.

CC: How many bikes have you owned? 
Mark: I really couldn’t tell you.

CC: How many bikes do you currently own? 
Mark: Way too many.

CC: What is your dream bike?
Mark: Any bike that I haven’t owned.

CC: What is your most memorable riding experience? 
Mark: Riding with my father Wayne and my brother Matt on trips. My dad is 82 years old, and anytime he wants to ride, I’m in!

CC: What is your least memorable riding experience? 
Mark: Following my brother. He always heads for a hail cloud!

CC: To what motorcycle clubs or organizations do you belong?
Mark: I belong to the Rolex Riders. We meet every Wednesday night.

CC: Which motorcycle rallies & events have you attended, and which is your favorite?
Mark: Sturgis, Bikes, Blues & BBQ, the Spring River Rally. Sturgis is my favorite because I get to spend 10 days with my dad and brother.

CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself?
Mark: I like riding in a small group with friends and family. You kinda take the party with you!

CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?
Mark: My dad, my brother Wayne, Brian, Chris, and of course Aaron, because I never know what he’ll be riding.

CC: Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Mark: I’d just like to thank Cycle Connections for the cover feature and for all the hard work. I really enjoy reading your magazine!

CC: Thanks for the interview Mark, and thank you for letting us shoot your bike for this month’s cover.

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Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

Published in Cover Bike Owners