Northwest Stories

Olympia Toy Run is 31!

Have you heard the news? The Olympia Toy Run is about to celebrate it’s 31st Year! When? Saturday, December 6, 2008! Story & Pictures by Diana Olmstead So get ready to join the rumble of thousands of generous riders with festively decked out motorcycles filled to the brim with gifts for children in need! This is, no doubt, the biggest ...

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Why Wolf Haven?

Wolf Haven is 26 years old, and Mike Dalgaard, QT publisher, has been a member for 22 years. While still living in California he read about the wolf sanctuary and education center in Tenino, Washington. As this was in the days before everything was a click away on the internet, he made a phone call to find out more about ...

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Run with the Wolves 2008, Part II

With so many good pictures taken by Wolf Haven’s official photographer, Julie Lawrence and our own Diana Olmstead we decided to do a second feature on this great and very successful ride. As we went to press the ride, donation, and sponsor tally went over the $33,000 mark! Thank you all for the great turnout and you’re over the top ...

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Thank You from the Wolves

The pack is back! Bigger and better than ever thanks to the expert “biker” guidance of Quick Throttle Magazine and the participation of so many of its readers. For the third consecutive year, the “Run with the Wolves” has been Wolf Haven’s largest fund-raising event. This year’s September 13th event was the best attended yet with almost 600 riders! While ...

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Run with the Wolves 2008

Written by Diana Olmstead The 6th Annual “Run with the Wolves” Poker Run held Saturday, September 13th was another smashing success! Attendance and dollars raised set new records. Best of all the ride and fun factor exceeded all expectations. The ride began at Little Creek Casino and Kamilche Trading Post just off of Hwy 101 and Hwy 8 in Mason ...

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2008 Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big Bad Bike Show

On a hot mid August Saturday afternoon Northwest Harley-Davidson’s lot was filled with a vast array of polished scoots. The owners of these unique rides had entered NWHD’s 11th Annual Big Bad Bike Show. Over 40 bikes had entered the show in 10 different categories. The entry fee was $15 ($20 day of ) and included a T-shirt, burger and ...

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2008 Sturgis

If you read last month’s Publisher’s Letter, we recapped the basics about our trip and Sturgis overall. You may have noticed that we tried to be professional, but really didn’t hide the fact that selfishly, as riders, we enjoyed the hell out of an event that continues to lose vendors, sponsors and those big “mainstream” dollars that were thrown around ...

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Sons of Anarchy

SPILLED BLOOD – GUNRUNNING – DRUG TRADE – CORRUPT COPS – CORPORATE DEVELOPERS. The little central northern California town of Charming has seen its better days. What was once a sleepy little town in its day has evolved into something quite different since the end of the Vietnam War. The returning vets get a different reception than those of earlier ...

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QT Interview: Ron Hutchinson of Harley-Davidson

Interview by Mike Dalgaard, Northwest Editor & Diana Olmstead, Northwest Associate Editor During a recent “105th Ride Home” kick-off party we were given a rare opportunity to sit down and play 20+ questions with Ron “Hutch” Hutchinson who as noted above is the Senior VP of Product Development for Harley-Davidson. Ron has been with the motor company for 36 years. ...

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Hollister 2008

Article by Mike Sayer and CD, Photography by Pete Alva, Mike & Jan “Pirate Girl” Sayer, Babydoll, Gary Balch Hollister, what can I say? Just another invasion of thousands of Bikers to the small Central California town that pays homage to the fact that the American Biker Movement all started here some 61 years ago. The difference between then and ...

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