Author Archives: Randy Twells

Women Who Ride – Petrina

Women Who Ride – Petrina Story/Interview by Randy Twells; Photos- RT & Courtesy Petrina H. Women Who Ride – Petrina Photo Gallery Petrina Herman is a petite gal, who has been riding for about 20 years and is always interested in a challenge.  Born in Long Island, New York, she grew up and moved to San Francisco, but returned after ...

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Josiah Gets His Wish And Then Some…

Story & Photos by Randy Twells January 22, 2012, it was very simple.  Just show up. Carlsbad Police and CHP estimated 4,500 motorcycles caused a 7-mile backup on San Diego County freeways; the CHP said this was the biggest traffic jam they’d had in Southern California in the past 6 years.   All for a 13- year-old boy who just was ...

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On the Road in Southern Oregon

Story & Photos by Randy Twells Early September— I had occasion to travel the highways and byways in Oregon recently on personal business, and had planned to visit a few of the motorcycle shops along the way that carry Quick Throttle Magazine. Starting in Portland to say Hi to Casey at Polaris of Portland, I headed east to say Hi ...

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QT Interview: Bob Laidlaw: 50 Years as a Harley-Davidson Dealer

INTERVIEW BY RANDY TWELLS, PHOTOS BY PETE ALVA Baldwin Park, CA—-Where were you and what were YOU doing in 1958? Probably not what Bob Laidlaw was doing—- buying his Harley-Davidson dealership, which he had worked in since 1947, that would keep on motorin’ down the road until here we are in 2008, and he is still going strong. It’s hard ...

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Eaglerider

  BY RANDY TWELLS, PICS BY ART HALL Hawthorne, CA—The 20th Annual Martin Luther King Parade in Los Angeles drew thousands of spectators and many participants, including African-American motorcycle clubs from around LA and also far away, and among them many women riders, who all ride with pride in their machines and their heritage. Peace and Unity were the banner ...

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Raider Takes No Prisoners

BY RANDY TWELLS WITH PHOTO ASSIST FROM YAMAHA’S KIM KNUPP TECHNICAL CONSULTATION BY ALL PRO CYCLE & OFFROAD, GLOBE, AZ Bike detail photos at Yamaha of Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA Cypress, CA — Well there I was at the Yamaha Press Event November 15th at Yamaha’s USA headquarters. Yamaha introduced their new 2008 race team doing high flying stunts, a ...

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2007 Sturgis

“A ‘Sturgin’ No More….” Story by Randy Twells Photos by CD, Randy Twells, Wild Bill Saxton, and Linda Dahl I HAD never been to Sturgis. I had heard about it. It seems as though EVERYONE has been to Sturgis, except me, and several times over. And of course, seeing a story write-up or a TV show, showing crowded main streets ...

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