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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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1st Annual Olympia Toy Run Kick Off Party at The Westside Tavern

By Diana Olmstead On Saturday, Oct 26th bikers from all over came together and packed the Westside Tavern for the 1st Annual Olympia Toy Run Kick-Off Party!  The Westside Tavern is a Silver Sponsor of this year’s Olympia Toy Run, a mammoth motorcycle parade and charity event that benefits the Salvation Army ‘Toy n’ Joy’ Shop. Choosing the Westside for ...

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High Seas Rally: The Eastern Caribbean – Part 1

By Diana Olmstead In previous years the Publisher of the California Edition of Quick Throttle Magazine has covered the High Seas Rally, but this year they asked my husband Derek and I if we would like to attend. Of course my answer was an enthusiastic “Yes!” I’d never been on a cruise before and I’d heard from several friends who have previously attended that I ...

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2013 High Seas Rally Photo Gallery

2013 High Seas Rally Eastern Caribbean Maiden Voyage Photos by Diana Olmstead and BlackJack

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32nd Annual Oyster Run

Article & Photos by Lisa Cramervonclausbruch The Oyster Run is a marker for the end of the summer riding here in the Northwest and the weather this year was yet another confirming factor that our warm sunny days are being numbered. I will have to respectively give a hand to all those who weathered the liquid sunshine for the 32nd Annual Oyster Run which is ...

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2013 Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big Bad Bike Show

By Diana Olmstead On Saturday, August 24th, Northwest Harley-Davidson in Lacey WA held their 16th Annual Big, Bad Bike Show! The day began with clouds and drizzle in the morning; yet I was hopeful that the clouds would give way to sunshine as the afternoon progressed. I put on my leather jacket, grabbed my helmet and gloves, straddled my bike, ...

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The Sun and Surf Run Celebrated its 25th Year at Ocean Shores!

Story & photos by Diana Olmstead An estimated 4,000 bikers converged in Ocean Shores, WA the weekend of July 25th-28th to check out the 25th Annual Sun and Surf Run.  This longtime event has remained a must-do mainstay event for the vast majority who attend. Of course every year, Sun and Surf attracts hundreds of new faces as well. I ...

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Riders Go Hog Wild At The Quinault

Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Diana Olmstead & Robin Hudson   The weekend of July 26th -28th thousands of motorcycle riders head to the town of Ocean Shores, WA. Many of the riders stay at the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino and take part in the Casino’s onsite “Hog Wild” event and promotion. This year the Quinault teamed up ...

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Hoorah for the 30th Annual Do Wa Diddy!

Story and photos by Diana Olmstead Thousands of riders and non-riders from the Puget Sound Region have watched the Tenino Motorcycle Drill Team, decked out in their red shirts and black leather vests perform at dozens of community and motorcycle events over the years. But did you know that every year they throw a fun, cool, overnight biker campout party ...

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ABATE of Washington Spring Opener 2013 ROCKED!

Story & Photos by Diana Olmstead View the Spring Opener Gallery! June 13th couldn’t get here fast enough for me as I had been eagerly anticipating my trip to Spring Opener since arriving home from last year’s Spring Opener! Yes, it is that great of an event! Wednesday night my bike was packed and ready to roll. I woke up ...

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