Northwest Stories

July 2018 Shop Talk with Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans

By Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans Photos by Ryan Tonry & Samantha M. Frontiera     Shannon:  Aloha gang, Shop Talk with Shannon… Ryan:  And Ryan. Shannon:  And Ryan, I wasn’t going to exclude you. Ryan:  I’m not worried about that.  What are we talking about? Shannon:  This cool bike that we built. Ryan:  Beautiful paint job, yeah that’s very cool. ...

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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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2017 Olympia Toy Run – 40th Annual

Photos from the 40th Olympia Toy Run held in Olympia, Washington on December 2nd, 2018

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Wintertime Blues

BY BRYAN HALL Yep, winter’s here. Dammit. The cold and snow has already come and gone in the Puget Sound area (so much for Global Warming), the rain and grey skies are almost a daily occurrence, and a lot of riders are getting their bikes ready for “winter storage”. I get it. Riding in bone chilling cold and driving rain ...

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2017 Bikers at the Beach

By Diana Olmstead & Robin Hudson Early in the day on Friday, July 28th, the Quick Throttle staff rolled into Ocean Shores, WA to check out and take part in the ‘Bikers at the Beach’ motorcycle rally. The main gathering point for the ‘Bikers at the Beach’ three day motorcycle rally was at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. However, this ...

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2017 Pendleton Bike Week and Grand Funk Railroad Rocked the town of Pendleton, Oregon

Written by Diana Olmstead. Photos by BlackJack, Diana Olmstead, Robin Hudson and Dominik Miles Read the full coverage with photos from the event On Wednesday, July 19th, the Quick Throttle crew rolled into Pendleton, Oregon, eager to partake in all of the Pendleton Bike Week activities. The town itself is beautiful and well maintained and we thoroughly enjoyed the down-home ...

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Metal Mulisha rocked Northwest Harley-Davidson

By Diana Olmstead For complete coverage and images, read the article in our digital magazine here.  Imagine taking Exit 111 off of northbound I-5 and looking over your shoulder and seeing a guy and a dirt bike several stories up, in midair, and the guy is just barely holding on to the seat of his bike with his hands! Then ...

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2017 Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big Bad Bike Show

Written by BlackJack  •  Photos by Blackjack & Joe Boyle Click here for the NWHD Big Bad Bike Show gallery  One of the summer’s first events was just that – BIG and BAD (in the good sense!). Northwest Harley-Davidson’s 20th Annual Big Bad Bike Show kicked off the summer season with a bang! Held this past June, the temps that ...

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