Author Archives: Diana Olmstead

ABATE of Washington Swap Meet

By Diana Olmstead On Sunday, March 25th 2018, ABATE of Washington held their 30th Annual Spring Swap Meet at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA. Myself and two QT staff members awoke bright and early that morning to make our way to Monroe. We didn’t ride, we drove, knowing that we would most likely have too much stuff to ...

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2017 Olympia Toy Run – 40th Annual

Photos from the 40th Olympia Toy Run held in Olympia, Washington on December 2nd, 2018

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2017 Bikers at the Beach

By Diana Olmstead & Robin Hudson Early in the day on Friday, July 28th, the Quick Throttle staff rolled into Ocean Shores, WA to check out and take part in the ‘Bikers at the Beach’ motorcycle rally. The main gathering point for the ‘Bikers at the Beach’ three day motorcycle rally was at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. However, this ...

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2017 Pendleton Bike Week and Grand Funk Railroad Rocked the town of Pendleton, Oregon

Written by Diana Olmstead. Photos by BlackJack, Diana Olmstead, Robin Hudson and Dominik Miles Read the full coverage with photos from the event On Wednesday, July 19th, the Quick Throttle crew rolled into Pendleton, Oregon, eager to partake in all of the Pendleton Bike Week activities. The town itself is beautiful and well maintained and we thoroughly enjoyed the down-home ...

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Metal Mulisha rocked Northwest Harley-Davidson

By Diana Olmstead For complete coverage and images, read the article in our digital magazine here.  Imagine taking Exit 111 off of northbound I-5 and looking over your shoulder and seeing a guy and a dirt bike several stories up, in midair, and the guy is just barely holding on to the seat of his bike with his hands! Then ...

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Rockin’ the Red Horse

Written by Beryl Kelley & Diana Olmstead Photos by Beryl Kelley & Nicole Crossett The Red Horse Diner, a favorite destination just off I-90 in Ellensburg, kicked off the riding season with a huge party, swap meet, and motorcycle run known as “Rockin’ the Red Horse”. The Red Horse Diner is a one of a kind, 50’s style diner set ...

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Pendleton Bike Week & Three Dog Night Bring Joy to the World!

By Diana Olmstead On Tuesday, July 19th, the Quick Throttle crew left Olympia, WA and rode 6 hours to Pendleton Oregon to attend the 2nd Annual Pendleton Bike Week. The event started the next day at noon at the Pendleton Convention Center.  We rolled into the parking lot at 2:00pm and it was already filled with a great assortment of ...

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2016 Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big Bad Bike Show

By Diana Olmstead & Robin Hudson This year Northwest Harley-Davidson shook things up and held their 19th Annual Big Bad Bike Show in the month of June! In past years it had taken place at the end of the August. Having their Big Bad Bike Show in June was a great way to keep their event fresh and kick-off the ...

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2015 Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big Bad Bike Show

Story & Photos by Diana Olmstead I awoke on a beautiful Saturday morning in August, it was the 22nd to be exact; I was pumped up to hop on my bike and take a nice little ride to Northwest Harley-Davidson in Lacey, WA. Of course any time I’m headed to the Harley shop I’m happy… it’s like an adult candy ...

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Run 21

Bikers Took Notice of the Party in Otis! Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Diana, Robin Hudson & Jason Eck On Friday, July 24th, the Quick Throttle crew saddled up to make our way to one of the oldest and largest old school motorcycle campouts in Oregon – Run 21! For the 2nd year in a row, the event was held in the ...

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