Author Archives: Quick Throttle

Front Line Soldiers: The Crew Chiefs

By Thomas McCarthy In drag racing, it’s the driver that takes the winning machine across the finish line first and gets the lion’s share of the glory. Perhaps that’s as it should be. But it’s the team, the driver’s crew, that gets the machine ready and makes that winning run possible. Drag racing is far more of a team sport ...

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Tinker Talk – October 2019: Tire Inspection

By Justin James Tires are one of the hardest working components on a motorcycle or any vehicle really.  Questionable tire conditions can place limits on your riding ability, experience and safety. A good tire inspection only takes a few minutes. If you are unsure of what to look for, feel free to use this edition of Tinker Talk to guide ...

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Run for the Wall XXXI

We Ride For Those Who Can’t By Jerry Nichols This is the story of my journey as an “FNG”; it’s a military term some of you will know. (The N and G stand for “New Guy.”) During an afternoon ride back in October with my friend we came across a group of riders parking at Peggy Sue’s Diner in Yermo, ...

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Cruisers: “A Road Runs Thru It”

By Steve and Shaunna Wasserman “You’ve never been to Cruisers!? After being asked that way, way too many times, my wife and I grew tired of being posed this question. So we decided to make the 250 mile turn and burn from our home in Montana to Cruisers Bar and Grill to see what all the talk is about… Kickstands ...

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Dress for the slide, not the ride

By Darren Wright If you ride a motorcycle, you have either heard the saying “Dress for the Slide, Not the Ride,” or you’ve probably said it yourself. I know I have said it more than once. It was late August; the riding season was getting shorter. My wife Sue and I had a four-day weekend away from work and the ...

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A Sturgis Pay It Forward

By T.J. and Stephanie Thompson At the beginning of each year we plan our riding schedule that includes rallies, meet n’ greets, poker runs and our Pay It Forward events. We thought this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally would be the perfect place to help a fellow biker and complete our Pay It Forward experience. Months before the event, Stephanie and ...

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My 10 day journey to and from Sturgis

By DeAnna White Bear Photos by DeAnna White Bear & Justin Veo Being a solo female rider is an exhilarating experience. I’ve been riding solo for four years and even though I feel confident on the open road I still struggle with parking lots and sharp curves and knowing I’m not the only one helps. I see more and more ...

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Fatal Crash – Fastest Woman on Four Wheels, Jessi Combs Killed

By Shannon “Dazzlin” Venturo      Photos provided by Perry Nelson The “Fastest Woman on Four Wheels” was absolutely flying across the Alvord Desert, in Oregon, attempting to break the land-speed record she had previously set, when something went terribly wrong. This professional driver, Jessi Combs, had no idea that day, that this attempt at a reported 619 mph, would ...

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East Coast Sturgis

Apple Mountain’s  East Coast Motorcycle Rally By Tracey “Gypsy” Kohman Pictures & Video by Pat & Tracey Kohman There isn’t a biker anywhere who hasn’t heard of Sturgis… and there isn’t a biker anywhere who doesn’t have it on their “bucket list.” I spoke about it several times to my husband, Pat, then he told me we don’t have to ...

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Lansdale Bike Night

By Tracey “Gypsy” Kohman Lansdale Bike Night in Lansdale Borough, PA was on my schedule for the first weekend in September. I hadn’t heard anything about it and didn’t expect it to be very big. I couldn’t have been more wrong! It was somewhat reminiscent of the summer I had gone to Daytona Beach. The whole town of Lansdale was ...

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