Author Archives: Quick Throttle

The Inaugural ‘Bring the Ruckus’

By Justin James Photos by Chan Mainor/Chanzilla Multimedia & Christian Schuck Over the last decade and a half, I have attended, entered or judged more custom motorcycle shows than I can even count. Throughout all these shows, I have seen issues such as biased judging, questionable rules and senseless scoring criteria produce results that are profoundly blasphemous. A custom bike ...

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ABATE of Washington Spring Opener

By Darren Wright The 41st Annual ABATE of Washington Spring Opener was held in Easton, Washington, June 27th through the 30th. It felt more like summer than spring, but I guess that is because it was held the first week of summer. We arrived at the Silver Ridge Ranch on Thursday afternoon and were greeted by Scott Robinson, who is ...

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Run-A-Mucca 2019 Custom Bike Show

By Justin James Many motorcycle rallies are becoming glorified craft fairs. Luckily my favorite one, Run-A-Mucca, is not on that bandwagon and is still centered around motorcycles and motorcycle enthusiast culture. The event schedule and attractions included rides, poker runs, live music, good food/drinks, stunt shows, vendors, bike games, wheelie simulator, stereo contest, bike giveaway, 1/8 mile all-motorcycle drags, the ...

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August 2019 Quick Throttle Magazine

CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST EDITION: In our packed August 2019 issue of Quick Throttle Magazine, we take an in-depth look at the 2020 Zero SR/F Electric Motorcycle. We also visit many events including West Coast Thunder, Street Vibrations, Laconia, Copperhead Run Rally and much more!   NORTHWEST EDITION:  In the July 2019 issue of Quick Throttle Magazine: Northwest, we visit the Orygun Run, ...

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The Orygun Run

By Sasha Johnson Every year the grass-roots throwback Orygun Run promises new routes, picturesque campsites, and the best moto-parties you’ve ever experienced. After my first time on the run June 28th to July 1st, I can honestly say it’s all of those things and so much more. The Ultimate Road Trip Our weekend-long vacation in Oregon began with a mad ...

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Final Rolling Thunder XXXII – 1st Amendment Demonstration Protest Run

By Jerry Nichols Memorial Day,  Monday 27 May 2019 This idea started back in 1987 at the Reflecting Pool near the Vietnam Memorial Wall, on a sunny day shortly after Memorial Day.  USMC Corporal Ray Manzo walked up to Army Sergeant Major John Holland, head of the American Foundation for Accountability of POW/MIA’s, Ted Sampley with Homecoming II Project at ...

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Kyrgyzstan Explorers

By Craig Jackson Tour by Compass Expeditions –  www.compassexpeditions.com I am sitting in a stone hut, 6 x 3 feet, it is steaming hot and an old bloke is stoking a fire to heat it from the small room outside. I am at 3,200 meters elevation, and the small room has four other sweaty people in it. It is getting ...

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Yuba City Harley-Davidson Party

By Kat Plank It was a hot summer afternoon and the Third Annual Harley-Davidson of Yuba City Anniversary BBQ was in full swing. Women were dancing as the Fryed Brothers Band performed on a stage erected in the dealership lot. The wind swirled Harry Fryed’s long hair and beard around him as he sang and sawed on his fiddle. It ...

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Top-Line Industrial Supply’s 7th Annual Charity Car & Bike Show

By Tom “Bomb” Christian This was the seventh year of the Top-Line Charity Car and Bike Show that keeps growing in size while getting better every year. The weather was cool and foggy when I arrived on my Harley but Mother Nature came through by 11 AM with clear blue skies that made it a perfect day for the show. ...

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West Coast Thunder 2019

By Tom “Bomb” Christian Memorial Day this year was the 20th anniversary of West Coast Thunder, which made it a very special event for all the folks who have been enjoying this ride over the years. As I rode into Riverside the weather was on my mind after all the rain that southern California had seen in the last few ...

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