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A Three Generation Road Trip – Part II

Editors Note: This is a reader submitted article and was edited for readability by Diana Olmstead. Written By Tom Neal II, Photos by Tom II & Tom III   Docked in Muskegon, Michigan after having just crossed Lake Michigan by ferry from Milwaulkee, we were done with the flat farm lands and ready for some mountains again! We got back ...

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A Three Generation Road Trip – Part I

Editors Note: This is a reader submitted article and was edited for readability by Diana Olmstead. Written By Tom Neal II, Photos by Tom II & Tom III The adventure started out on August 1st 2015 with my mom who is 64 years old, myself at 40, and my 16 year old son. We set out on three separate bikes ...

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A Motorcycle Master and A Music Video

By Diana Olmstead Quick Throttle readers are very familiar with Zacky’s Custom Rods and shop owner, Keith Wong who has been a loyal advertiser for many years. If you’ve ever had a chance to sit and talk with Keith you soon realize that he’s as down to earth as it gets, no ego, just a cool dude who has a ...

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A Rainy yet Rewarding 38th Annual Olympia Toy Run

Story by Diana Olmstead; Photos by Diana Olmstead & Robin Hudson Saturday, December 5th, started off as one of the wettest mornings in Olympia Toy Run history. At the crack of dawn a storm dumped several inches of rain in the area. Because we live in the Pacific Northwest and rain is simply part of the season, we adapt. The ...

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Mt Rainier H-D Grand Opening Party At the Hard Rock Cafe!

Written by Diana Olmstead, Photos by Robin Hudson, Merinda Bularz On Thursday Dec 12th, the Quick Throttle crew hopped a ferry headed for Seattle. We were looking forward to a fun evening in the city to celebrate the grand opening of Mt Rainier Harley-Davidson! The party was actually being held at the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle which is located right ...

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The 34th Annual Oyster Run: A Beautiful Sun Shiny Day in Anacortes

By Diana Olmstead The 34th annual Oyster Run took place on Sunday, September 27th. The morning started off a bit overcast and chilly but within a few short hours it became a beautiful sun shiny day in Anacortes, WA. The Quick Throttle crew actually rolled in the night before and settled into The Fidalgo Country Inn, located at the junction ...

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2015 Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big Bad Bike Show

Story & Photos by Diana Olmstead I awoke on a beautiful Saturday morning in August, it was the 22nd to be exact; I was pumped up to hop on my bike and take a nice little ride to Northwest Harley-Davidson in Lacey, WA. Of course any time I’m headed to the Harley shop I’m happy… it’s like an adult candy ...

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Run 21

Bikers Took Notice of the Party in Otis! Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Diana, Robin Hudson & Jason Eck On Friday, July 24th, the Quick Throttle crew saddled up to make our way to one of the oldest and largest old school motorcycle campouts in Oregon – Run 21! For the 2nd year in a row, the event was held in the ...

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Moon Motorcycles Grand Opening Celebration!

Story and Photos by Diana Olmstead On Saturday June 27th Moon Motorcycles in Issaquah WA held their official Grand Opening Celebration! As I rounded the bend on Poplar Way, the street that their shop is located on, motorcycles and cars were parked all along the curb. As I approached the shop I soon saw that their parking lot was jam ...

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Eastside H-D 21st Anniversary

Eastside Harley-Davidson Proudly Celebrates 21 Years in Business! by Diana Olmstead Eastside Harley-Davidson couldn’t have picked a better day to celebrate 21 successful years of selling and servicing Harley-Davidson motorcycles here in the Pacific Northwest! The weather was spectacular; hot and sunny, a perfect day for a huge outdoor celebration! As I rolled into the parking lot it was jam packed ...

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