Author Archives: DiggerDave

M.I.A.P… (Things you may not be aware of)

By Digger Dave View the M.I.A.P. Gallery! M.I.A.P……If you’re not familiar with this acronym don’t feel alone. Most of us have the M.I.A part down but the “P” is a stickler trying to associate a word that goes along with the rest. Quick Throttle received an email from “Sparklz” in Tucson asking if we would be interested in providing coverage ...

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Big Bubba’s Ride

Big Bubba’s Ride Digger Dave Created a few years ago by Brian (Big Bubba) Vineyard and a few of his friends on one of their “let’s get out of town” rides, it transformed into a rain or shine, freeze or cook, no registration, no T-Shirts, no pins or patches, just a “for the heck of it” ride with friends. Taking ...

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Black Billy’s Bikes

Black Billy’s Bikes By Digger Dave For a smaller sized shop, Mike and Anthony have the ability to deal with you one on one, spend some time getting to know each other without being shoveled thru the normal “service writer” ordeal. You can talk with them about what you would like done and even change your mind mid-stream should they ...

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Veterans Tribute Ride & Family Festival

Veterans Tribute Ride (And Family Festival) Digger Dave, Photos: Digger View the Veterans Tribute Ride Gallery here! Up where I live in the northern part of Phoenix, Nov. 10th dawned a little on the cold side, yep.. cold.. in Arizona. Luckily with a KSU of 2:30pm I thought it would warm up enough to not have to gear up in ...

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Too Broke For Sturgis 2012

Too Broke For Sturgis 2012 (Too Stuck In The Mud) Story by: Digger Dave, Photos: Digger Dave, Annie Cooper, Johnny Crash, Geneva Rhodes       This is my favorite Arizona run of the year, everybody gets to meet up with friends from the previous years, camp out, catch up on what’s new and of course party till we drop. Friends from Cali, ...

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Arizona Bike Week 2012

Arizona Bike Week 10 Days Of Pure Party! By Digger Dave, Photos G Rusty Childress, Digger See the article in the Quick Throttle Magazine May issue. See the Arizona Bike Week Photo Gallery. If you’ve never been to Arizona Bike Week you’ve been missing out on one hell of a good time!! Everything this year started on March 23rd with ...

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Ride A Bike, Save A Butt!

BY Sonja Richey, Digger The 3rd annual Colon All Angels “Ride A Bike, Save A Butt” Run couldn’t have fallen on a better day! Arizona graced us with temps in the high 70’s and the sun was bright and warm for our scoot southeast on some of our areas “least congested” roadways. Registration was held at Chester’s HD in Mesa ...

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Arizona Centennial Ride

Arizona Centennial Ride Story by Digger Dave, Photos by G. Rusty Childress Arizona Centennial Ride Photo Gallery On February 14th, 1912 Arizona became the last of the 48 contiguous states admitted to the union. Originally part of New Mexico the land was ceded to the United States in 1848, and became a separate territory in 1863. No one seems to ...

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Sunshine Acres Children’s Home

Digger Dave/Pix by Digger & Liane LaSweet Founded in 1954 Sunshine Acresis the brain child of Rev. James and Vera Dingman, affectionately known as “Uncle Jim and Aunt Vera. They spent their entire lives helping the poor, the homeless, the children of migrant families, and the children of parents who were incarcerated. In 1953 after 17 years of praying for ...

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