Northwest Featured Stories

“Ride in Remembrance” At Northwest Harley-Davidson

Story & Photos by Diana Olmstead On Friday May 16th Northwest Harley-Davidson was packed to maximum capacity with thousands of Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers and their family members. It was an unbelievable sight as I rolled off the I-5 Exit 111 and took in the view of the dealership to my left. As I made my way to the roundabout ...

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101 Critical Days of Summer

Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Robin Hudson & Diana On Thursday, May 15th, a spectacular sunny day in the mid 80’s, I attended the 2014 Naval Base Kitsap Summer Safety Stand-down “101 Critical Days of Summer” event. The event began at 9am sharp with NBK Commanding Officer, Captain Zwolfer who gave an opening speech to an estimated 250 Active ...

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Emerald City Harley-Davidson 2nd Anniversary 80’s Party Was Radical!

Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Robin Hudson & Diana On Saturday, April 26th Emerald City Harley-Davidson celebrated their 2nd anniversary by throwing an 80’s theme party! I honestly had forgotten how much fun the 80’s were until my friend Robin and I walked through the doors of Emerald City H-D. Suddenly our inner 80’s personas emerged. It was if ...

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Letter from the Editor

The month of May is Women Riders Month, a month dedicated to honoring, acknowledging and supporting women who ride. As a longtime rider myself, my Publisher “aka the boss” thought it would be fitting for me to write this month’s column in place of his monthly Letter from the Publisher. He said, “You’ve got free range to write about your ...

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QT Salutes Women Riders

QT Salutes Women Riders

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Urban Custom Bikes Wins Big

Written By Diana Olmstead Photos by Jessica Ruse At the February International Motorcycle Show there were lots to check out in addition to the vendor booths. Dozens of tricked out motorcycles from around the region entered and showcased their bikes in the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show which was sponsored by J&P Cycles. The competition hosts five classes: Freestyle, Modified ...

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Oregon or Bust Iron Butt

When planning an IB, most choose the easiest route. We wanted to make a difficult ride even more of a challenge. By JD Gore The high noon sun is heating up the eastern Oregon mountains and the dry July air was building a tremendous thirst in my throat. As Stormy Hiatt and I pulled into a Mt. Vernon gas station ...

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Black Leather at Black Thursday!

Written & Photographed by Diana Olmstead The morning of January 23rd riders from both Eastern and Western Washington bundled up and rode to the State Capitol in Olympia, Washington to take part in Black Thursday, a motorcycle legislative day. An estimated 200 bikes rolled into the south diagonal parking area and another 75-100 bikes had parked off campus along with ...

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Bikers Braved The Cold For The 36th Annual Olympia Toy Run

Olympia Toy Run

No doubt about it, the 36th Annual Olympia Toy Run was one of the coldest Toy Run’s ever. The morning of the Olympia Toy Run it was a bone chilling 16 degrees with a wind chill factor of well below zero when riding. Local temps had been below freezing for a full week prior to the event. The local news ...

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High Seas Rally: The Eastern Caribbean – Part 2

High Seas Rally

By Diana Olmstead This is Part 2 of my coverage of the incredible High Seas Rally. The first half of this article ran in last month’s December issue of Quick Throttle Magazine. If you didn’t catch it you can still read it here – High Seas Rally Part 1. Part 1 ended with our Day 4 activities and fun at ...

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