California Stories

Patriot Ride

After being unable to make the Quick Throttle Magazine’s Annual 9-11 Patriot Ride happen last year, 2006, due to last minute circumstances that were out of our control, this year’s Ride successfully took place thanks to the folks at Corona Harley-Davidson/Skip Fordyce Harley-Davidson and the organizational skills of Mr. Bob Wolf and many volunteers. Traditionally, Quick Throttle Magazine pays respects ...

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2007 Street Vibrations Reno

Article by Babydoll Pics by Babydoll, Gump, Becka & Lexi This was the 14th Annual Street Vibration Celebration with approximately 40,000 motorcycles roaring into the streets of Reno from September 19th through the 23rd. Street Vibes has grown to be the 6th largest event in the Nation with Sponsored activities located throughout Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Virginia City. There ...

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Las Vegas BikeFest

By Art Hall Well another year had gone by and it was time for the annual trek to Las Vegas where “What happens in Vegas” doesn’t always stay in Vegas (Right O.J.?) Fortunately we don’t have to adhere to that mantra and can bring you the scintillating coverage you are all so used to from QT. I am sure you ...

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Southern California Bikefest

Story & Photos by Pete Alva I first have to say that, I really enjoyed this particular event. The Southern California Bikefest rocked! It reminded me of an article I wrote two years back expressing how lucky I felt we were to have grown up when we did and were the baby boomer children of the 60’s and 70’s. Well, ...

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Interview: Gregg Allman

By Lisa D. I spoke to Gregory, as his friends call him, on a Thursday afternoon in October. While eating his Georgia peach cobbler, he was proudly telling me about his home on the Georgia bayou and his newest home in Mississippi. He’s a southern gentleman who says he met his soul mate Stacy Fountain 12 years ago and she ...

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Femmoto

Las Vegas, NV-OCT 4-7 For the better part of a century, motorcycling has been the pastime/sport/lifestyle of men. Women who rode their own machines were few and far between and not always viewed by male riders, nor the general public, in a positive light. My wife, Monika, has been riding, off and on, for over 30 years and remembers it ...

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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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Northern California 9/11 Run

Article & Pics by Babydoll I have covered this memorial run almost every year from the onset with the greatest of pride. The people who plan, give of their time, work side by side and have a vision and a heart for our American soldiers have yearly, made this not only a successful run, but one that pulls at your ...

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2008 Big Dog

With two chopper-style bikes and three pro-street models – including the completely redesigned Pitbull and all-new Mutt WICHITA, Kansas (September 5, 2007) – Big Dog Motorcycles, the world’s largest manufacturer of custom bikes, jump-started the custom motorcycle niche nearly 15 years ago, and, with each model year, new benchmarks are set in terms of style, technology, and riding comfort. For ...

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Big Bear Means Business

By Koz Mraz With a plethora of motorcycle manufacturers in America, picking the perfect ride has become thought provoking. In the old days it was either imported flavors or a Harley (or perhaps some iteration of Indian). Today dozens of other motorcycle manufacturers have become well known thanks to the Discovery Channel, but in this challenging motorcycle industry environment, not ...

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