Northwest Featured Stories

ABATE of Washington 40th Anniversary Spring Opener

Click here to view the ABATE 40th Anniversary photo gallery  A Rockin’ Good Time! Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Robin Hudson, Cary Clark & Diana   The Quick Throttle crew woke up early Thursday morning, June 21st, and then met up for a quick cup of coffee before heading off to the 40th Annual Spring Opener which is organized ...

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NWHD’s Big Bad Bike Show

By Diana Olmstead Every year Northwest Harley-Davidson hosts their wildly popular Big Bad Bike Show and riders from all over Puget Sound enter their motorcycles in the show hoping for a chance to win one of their cool custom trophies. This year’s 21st Annual Big Bad Bike Show took place on Saturday, June 16th. The day started off right – nothing ...

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Sometimes It IS The Destination

By Bryan Hall People always say, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” Most of the time that’s true, the joy of being on the road is just being on the road. Sometimes, however, the journey has a purpose, a reason, a destination. I have family who lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and I go visit them every ...

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Our Adventure at Tahuya Adventure Resort

By Diana Olmstead. Photos by Diana & Robin Hudson Click here for the full Tahuya photo gallery.  Have you ever wanted to escape to the middle of nowhere? Well, I’ve got just the place for you – the Tahuya Adventure Resort. Don’t let the word “resort” fool you into thinking it is a fancy resort with a small army of ...

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2018 Rockin’ the Red Horse Rally

By Diana Olmstead Photos by Diana, Robin Hudson & Breanna Willis Click here for the full Rockin’ the Red Horse Rally photo gallery  On Friday, May 4th, our photographer Robin and I headed east to attend the 2018 “Rockin’ the Red Horse” rally at the Red Horse Diner and Nodding Donkey Bar in Ellensburg, WA. The Red Horse Diner was ...

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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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Get Ready To Ride

By Gary Gardner It’s April in the Northwest. The sun is shin- ing (sort of), the rain has tapered off (some- what), and the days are getting longer (most definite). It’s a time when riders start dream- ing of getting back on the bike after taking a winter off from riding -which the vast majority of riders around these parts ...

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2018 NWHD Ink & Iron

By Kyler Locke Nothing is more significant in the biker community than the tattoos they wear and all that they represent. Tattoos in the biker community can be traced back to the 1940s and 50s alongside the beginning of motorcycle clubs. Many of the first biker clubs consisted of ex-soldiers and served primarily as a means to continue the same ...

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Saturday Spontaneity

By Bryan Hall It happened a few years ago on a Saturday morning, the laundry was done, the house had been cleaned, the bike washed and serviced… and I was bored. And usually when I’m bored on a decent day, I climb on my bike. The sun was trying to peek out from the clouds, and winning slowly. I had ...

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Black Thursday at the Washington State Capitol

By Brian Lange. Photos by Jack Ottoway & Gabriel Garcia    ABATE of Washington held its annual legislative event Black Thursday again this year on January 18th. What is ABATE, and what is Black Thursday you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. ABATE of Washington is the largest motorcycle rights organization in the state of Washington. We believe that no matter what ...

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