Northwest Stories

WA State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update: 02-01-2012

The following is a list of legislation of interest to motorcycle riders that is currently pending before the Washington State Legislature.  This list is provided as a way for our readers to stay informed and to enable you to contact legislators as they debate issues and for you add your own personal input.  Quick Throttle Magazine provides this list as ...

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18,000 Strong Attend The 34th Annual Olympia Toy Run

Written & Photographed by Diana Olmstead The first Saturday in December has become a family tradition for thousands of local motorcycle riders! Why? Because it’s the Olympia Toy Run which benefits The Salvation Army “Toy n’ Joy” Shop! This extraordinary charity ride began in 1977, with 27 men who loved riding motorcycles. These men saw that there were children in ...

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Bikers Rocked the Double Q Biker Bash

Written & Photographed by Diana Olmstead Quick Throttle Magazine teamed up with the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in Ocean Shores, WA. on Nov 19th, 2011 for our 2nd Annual Double Q Bash! The Double Q Biker Bash always takes place in November before the holiday rush begins. It’s our way of thanking all of our loyal readers for making ...

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WA State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update: 01-12-2012

The following is a list of legislation of interest to motorcycle riders that is currently pending before the Washington State Legislature.  This list is provided as a way for our readers to stay informed and to enable you to contact legislators as they debate issues and for you add your own personal input. Quick Throttle Magazine provides this list as ...

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On the Road in Southern Oregon

Story & Photos by Randy Twells Early September— I had occasion to travel the highways and byways in Oregon recently on personal business, and had planned to visit a few of the motorcycle shops along the way that carry Quick Throttle Magazine. Starting in Portland to say Hi to Casey at Polaris of Portland, I headed east to say Hi ...

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Road Test – 2012 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic Limited Review: Music to My Ears

By Gary Koz Mraz In the orchestral arrangement of Harley Davidson motorcycles the Ultra Classic Electra Glide Limited crescendos as the finely tuned instrument of touring enthusiasts.  A deep exhaust note resonates providing a melody that sets the standard for long distance touring comfort and convenience.  A four speaker, 80-watt Harmon/Kardon Advanced audio system is loud and clear even at ...

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The Year in Pictures

The Year in Pictures They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but they probably should have said that about a GOOD picture. When its good there’s little need for explanation or description. The work featured here, by Quick Throttle’s finest Motojournalists and Photographers like Randy Twells, Art Hall and George Childress, should hopefully speak for itself. That said, we ...

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What’s the future for Indian?

Story and photos by Ray Seidel In what is intended to be the largest gathering of Indian motorcycles west of the Mississippi, the 3rd Biennial Indian Day West was recently held in Pomona, CA. celebrating the 110th anniversary of Indian Motorcycles. Pre-1980 classic motorcycles got free entry, and on hand was The World’s Fastest Indian (which was fired up a ...

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Sturgis in our Rear View Mirrors

View the Sturgis Photo Gallery here! Sturgis Rally is into its eight decade, with the 71st running this year.  Just the name “Sturgis”, sounds bigger than life.    Imagine any other town name, it just doesn’t work.  What the name Sturgis evokes— black & white memories of old panheads, shovels & knuckles, camping in the city park… races, mud, old school… ...

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9th Annual Run for the Border

Looking for a charity event that is beyond the typical poker run? Looking for a ride that is truly about “the ride”? Well, have I got just the ticket for you! Every spring, the Columbia River Harley Owners Group based out of Legend Harley-Davidson inWenatchee, puts on the charity fundraiser “Run for the Border”.

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