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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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Riders, please join us on June 30th to take part in Children’s Ride 18!

Written by Diana Olmstead The proceeds of this fantastic charity ride and fun event go to the Seattle Children’s Hospital Uncompensated Care Program. This program helps thousands of local families pay for the medical bills directly associated with treating a sick or injured child at Seattle Children’s Hospital. I can’t imagine a more worthy reason to get out and ride ...

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Destination Harley-Davidson: Surviving the Great Recession

Destination Harley-Davidson: Surviving the Great Recession Written by Diana Olmstead There has been a considerable amount of discussion over the past several years regarding what most people refer to as the “Great Recession”. No doubt about it, individuals struggled, families struggled and the motorcycle industry struggled. Not surprisingly, given their huge overhead, Harley-Davidson dealers in particular had it rough during ...

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Lee’s Indians: A Collector’s Dream

Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Marc Yskamp Born in Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon) Lee and his brother Randy grew up surrounded by Indian motorcycles. Their father Alfred Chandrasena owned a 1944 Indian Chief with sidecar and their uncle Herbert Fernando, who loved motorcycles more than life itself, was a hill climber. In 1957 Herbert started racing both in the solo and sidecar division, racing against British ...

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