Northwest Stories

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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ROAD TEST: 2014 Harley-Davidson FLHXS Street Glide Special Review

By Art Hall Basic English composition says when writing a story you should have an introductory paragraph – that is tell what you are going to talk about, then the body of the story where you say what you are talking about and then a conclusion where you say what you said and make the final wrap-up. In this story ...

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2013: Quick Throttle Magazine’s Year in Pictures

Your fellow riders at Quick Throttle want to thank you all for viewing our photos and reading our stories; it’s our privilege to give you a look at the wide world of motorcycling through our eyes of amazement, and our camera lenses. In 2013 we had many great adventures and look forward to bringing you even more in 2014. Quick ...

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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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Sprucing up Johnny’s – The Birth Place of the American Biker

Historic Hollister bar and grill needs a facelift, while maintaining its biker motif. The fading grill needs a boost from a renovation. Read more and donate here.

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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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Comparing Apples and Oranges – Can-Am Spyder RT Limited versus Kawasaki Voyager Trike

Can-Am Spyder RT Limited and Champion Kawasaki Voyager Trike Story: Gary Mraz Photos: Ron Sinoy How many times have you heard that saying? Maybe it’s time someone took that idiom seriously. I mean apples and oranges are both round, apples and oranges are both fruits and both are remarkably similar in caloric content and levels of vitamin C. So how important are their differences? I’m ...

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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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