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Midwest Edition – September 2008

Quick Throttle Magazine Midwest Edition – September 2008   Almont Run ’08 Iron Warriors

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Iron Warriors

On June 21 I was at Biker’s Alley in Clive, Iowa when a group of riders with the Midwest Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club (IWMC) stopped by to check out the store. Approximately 116 riders were in Des Moines for their regional meeting. The Midwest Region consists of members from Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North Dakota. Thanks to Jeff ...

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Almont Run 2008

July 19th, 2008: All event organizers know the routine… You set the date, make all the necessary plans, and come the week before, you’re glued to the TV to see what the weather man is going to predict for the event. But considering how this year’s weather has played out around the Midwest, even the weather man can’t seem to ...

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The Oily Truth

By Arlin Will your motor really make more power, get better fuel economy, last longer, and run cooler, just by switching to a different brand of oil? I’ve read those claims on the back of a few synthetic oils, and always wanted to test them side by side. Well, last winter I got a call from one of the newer ...

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MDA Tub Run

BY “CHOPPER” Greg Powers June 13th & 14th was a weekend to remember. The South-Central Wisconsin Hog Chapter outdid themselves once again organizing and running the 14th Annual MDA Tub Run. Friday (June 13th) 450 people showed up for the Poker Run greeted by great weather and sunshine.The stops were all local favorites, leaving Kutter Harley Davidson around 3:00p.m. and ...

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Charity Ride

CHICAGOLAND RIDERS HELP 97.1 FM, THE DRIVE & CHICAGO CYCLE LEND SUPPORT TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS 97.1 FM The Drive and Chicago Cycle recently hosted the “2008 Drive Charity Ride Series.” The three ride series took place on April 13th, May 18th, and June 22nd. The April 13th ride began at Chicago Cycle and ...

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An Unknown Legend

BY ROBERT “COOCH” KUCZERA There are the famous and the not so famous motorcycle legends. Jack Kirchgesler was a not so famous, but truly a legend. It was faith in how I met him seeking shelter until a hailstorm passed during Sturgis bike week of 2002. Whereupon he became a Sturgis friend and historian whom I visited for the last ...

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Indian Rides Again!

Much like the Phoenix, the legendary mythical bird from Greek Mythology that was reborn from its own ashes, so too has Indian motorcycles been reborn out of the ashes of the Gilroy collapse in 2003. This time its third go round will be under the auspices of London based Stellican Ltd. and take place in the most unlikely of places, ...

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Fox Valley

June 1 – Oshkosh, WI Graybeard Productions held their 3rd Annual Fox Valley Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet to benefit Shriner’s Hospital’s For Children. The day turned out to be perfect as it was warm and sunny and the turnout was great. Not only were there tons of riders, but also a lot of curious non-riders who came out to ...

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Route 65 H-D Open House

Tami Conner Food! Drinks! Prizes! Sale! Fashion Show! Music! What more can you ask for at a Harley Party? On May 31, nearly 3000 bikers stopped by Route 65 Harley-Davidson as they held their Spring Rockin’ Open House. Free lunch had the long line snaking through the parking lot then vendor food and the cold drinks in the beer garden ...

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