Author Archives: Quick Throttle

Gordon’s Story

As Told by the Gerbing Family   In the 1970’s when Gordon Gerbing designed and manufactured the first heated jacket liners for motorcyclists, he not only founded Gerbing’s Heated Clothing, he founded an entire industry. They now have a brand new company, with the people who have the most experience keeping motorcyclists warm: The Gerbing Family.    Here is Gordon’s ...

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Ocean Shores went Hog Wild!

By JD Gore and Jody Davison An event was called off, then a rally cry was heard, and Ocean Shores responded in magnificent style. Many like myself were dumbfounded when the word got out that the biker event held at the Convention Center in Ocean Shores for the past several years was cancelled. We were excited to make the ride ...

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Special Forces Brotherhood MC

By JD Gore and Jody Davison Typically, when you see a large group of bikers, they are not looking for trouble but most likely are raising money in the community. There are some strong bonds in communities. No bond seems stronger than a brotherhood. Now take that brotherhood and add the bikers code and it’s about as strong a bond ...

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38 Special to play Thunder Valley Rally September 20-21

After more than four decades together, 38 SPECIAL continues to bring a signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band’s performance. Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse. With sales in excess of 20 ...

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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 August 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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