Northwest Stories

2012 Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big Bad Bike Show

Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big, Bad Bike Show Written & Photographed by Diana Olmstead View the Northwest H-D Big Bad Bike Show gallery here! On Saturday, August 17th, I rode to Northwest Harley-Davidson to check out their 15th Annual Big, Bad Bike Show! As I was taking the 111 exit just off of I-5 which runs parallel …

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Children’s Ride 17 – A Groovy Day for Charity

Children’s Ride 17 – A Groovy Day for Charity Story & Photos by Diana Olmstead On Sunday, June 24th, an estimated 400 riders from all across the Puget Sound region hopped on their bikes to participate in Children’s Ride 17. This annual event benefits Seattle Children’s Hospital and their Uncompensated Care Program. The program helps …

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2013 Victory Boardwalk – QT Exclusive!

QT Exclusive! A New Victory motorcycle for 2013 The Boardwalk By Gary Koz Mraz, Photos by Brian J Nelson Victory released a brand new motorcycle in July called the Boardwalk. It’s low, laid-back classic cruiser touting an impressive collection of accessories that make the Boardwalk a comfortable 2-up cruiser for longer rides. A low seat …

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Riding High on a 2012 CVO Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Riding High on a 2012 CVO Electra Glide Ultra Classic By Gary ‘Koz’ Mraz, Photos by Ron Sinoy The last several years have proved tough for everyone. I even felt sorry for Warren Buffett – supposedly that dude took a 9.6 billion dollar hit on one stock. What’s a guy to do? Well…if you’re Warren …

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2012 Triumph Thunderbird

BY GARY “KOZ” MRAZ. PHOTOS BY RON SINOY. Cool is just cool, and cool will never die. The 650cc Thunderbird launched in 1949 quickly became a favorite of police forces worldwide. The Wild One, released in 1954, starring Marlon Brando riding a 1950 Triumph Thunderbird 6T is the first Hollywood film where a motorcycle’s tank …

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StreetMasters: Precision Cornering Workshop

BY GARY MRAZ Epiphanous, enlightening, humbling, perhaps not adjectives normally associated with motorcycle training yet this journey elicits such verbiage.  I recently reviewed the book “Shifting Gears at 50” by Phil Buonpastore in which Walt Fulton is a contributor.  Walt Fulton III and Nancy Foote are the owner/operators of Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops, and I decided …

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